Paratarp | Kifaru International



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Ultralight shelter for one person and gear or two folks in emergency. Small and light enough to always toss into a daypack for bombproof bivy-ing.

The basic shelter is open at the front for 3 season use

Best uses: 1 person and gear or emergency bivvy for 2
Weight: 13.4 oz. canopy only (includes 20 Groundhog stakes – 9 oz.)
Highly wind resistant (60 mph+) and water proof, regardless of configuration
Guy-out points to help add usable interior space
Can be pitched as a flat tarp or shelter
Flat Dimensions: 9′ 6″ long x 8′ wide front x 5′ wide back
Pitched Dimensions: Length: 7′ 8″
Front width: 55″  Height: 42″
Rear width: 55″   Height: 26″

Pitching options:

– Ideally suited for use with available materials (tree branches, trekking poles,etc)
– Can be pitched with optional Peg and Pole kit
– Open front allows you to build a fire or use one of our stoves
– Overhead eave helps keep the drips out

Seam Sealing

Seam sealer is included, and sealing is done by the customer in order to save costs and expedite your shelter.
1. Pitch your shelter tight to allow sealer to penetrate and waterproof the stretched seams, stitch holes and thread.
2. Fabric should be clean and dry (this sealer claims to cure in wet or damp conditions). Use a paper cup, mix sealant and mineral spirit (paint thinner) until you have a slurry about the thickness of molasses. Using a 1/2″ inch paint brush, apply to all sewn areas, seams, bartacks and holes. *Do not place seam sealer on the zipper teeth. This will cause you problems down the road.
3. Curing: leave the tent pitched until the sealant is not tacky, the longer the better. Fully cures in 24 hours but dries tack free in about 30 minutes to 1 hour.

9 reviews for Paratarp

  1. Anonymous (verified owner)

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    I got this as a present for someone else I haven’t asked, but in sure they love it

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  2. Anonymous

    Once i get a chance away from work this paratarp is getting put to the test. What I’m most impressed by is Kifaru’s customer service. Above and beyond!

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  3. Anonymous

    Recently bought this tarp for a mid to late season eastern sierra mule deer hunt. On the first night this thing held solid in a surprise thunderstorm that dumped 2 inches of rain with 30+ mph wind. I will be buying another kifaru tent/tarp/tipi in the future. very impressed

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  4. M. Woods

    Pricey and great for one man but the Para stove unfortunately in my opinion is useless..

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  5. Jacob Auwater

    The woods here in North Carolina are thick, and can be difficult to find a clear flat space when trekking up the side of a mountain, and that’s why the paratarp works great for me. Super lite, and pack-able. I’d recommend pitching the tarp w/ annex before your first use. I poked a hole in my awning with the trekking pole tip the first time trying to attach the annex, so take caution. They give you pins to close the gap between the awning, and the annex. I don’t use them. It was suggested that Kifaru should use zippers to attach the annex to tarp which I personally wouldn’t prefer. Just something else to break while out in the middle of nowhere. That’s my review.

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