Tarp shelters are lightweight, they pack small, and they are typically more versatile than a tent. UW Gear is currently developing their own version of the tarp shelter.
The prototype is made from coated 70D nylon. It is about 5.5′ by 9.5′ long but those dimensions may change. The prototype is shown in A-TACS FG and other colors and patterns may be available. The tarp shelter utilizes webbing loops for its tie downs which are more durable and easier to replace than grommets. It can be used as a standalone shelter or in conjunction with a bug net or hammock.
Watch UWGearInc.com for details.