Onyx UL Tarp

Tarps, sunshades, and group shelters

With more options than a Swiss Army knife, this is the go-to tarp for the thru-hiker, minimalist, or ultralight connoisseur. Barely weighing more than your key chain, this easy-to-use tarp can be set up in multiple configurations. The Onyx UL can be tied over a hammock, pitched over a sleeping bag, erected over a kitchen snow pit, or used as an emergency rain shelter over your raft and can be stowed away in the smallest of spaces.
$223.96 $279.95
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Specs + Sizing

Trail Weight10oz / 283g
Packed Weight14oz / 397g
Fast Fly Weight8oz / 227g
Packed Size3" x 14.5" / 8 x 37cm
Floor Area72 sq ft / 6.7 m²
Head Heightna / na
Vestibule Area na / na
Footprint Weightna / na
Number of Seasons3


The ultimate in lightweight, minimalist versatility

Designed using the lightest high tenacity fabric on the market

Plethora of guy-out points create multiple configuration options allowing for optimal coverage in any location

Included strut pole can be inserted into laser-cut Hypalon tabs in center of tarp for increased head room

Strut pole can also be used in place of a trekking pole along edge of tarp

72 sq. ft. is the approximate floor area based on the dimensions of the tarp when flat

Construction + Materials

Tarp is silicone treated nylon rip-stop with 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating

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What’s in a Name?

Lem McAlpine lived in Hayden, CO in a tent home with his wife, Selma, and her parents while working as a teamster (horse-drawn sleigh driver). By 1906, he had partnered with a man by the name of Zick to operate the National Sawmill, a flourishing business with all the construction going on. That same year, he also purchased the Onyx Hotel, on the Steamboat proper side, for his wife to run while he maintained a few less-savory businesses on the Brooklyn side of the tracks.