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    Does anyone make an 8x8 Tarp?

    I've been hunting for a square tarp. I want to go light so I think an 8x8 is what I'm looking for. But I can't find anyone who makes an 8x8. Does anyone know where I might find one?

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    Owareusa.com makes an 8'10" square. Only a bit larger than your stated desire.

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    I haven't looked recently but I thought the Jacks made one.
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    Zpacks makes an 8x8 and an 8.5x8.5. They're expensive.
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    The Tree to Tree Trail Gear Lighthiker diamond tarp is about as small as a tarp can get... I have one, but I don't know it's dimensions. It is excellent minimal coverage, and sets up well. I've been told that the design is a kind of airfoil shape that helps keep it down.

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    Might try Cooke Custom Sewing. Their Tundra Tarp is really nice, though 10x10 is their smallest listed size they are "Custom Sewing"

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    I'm guessing any of the cottage industry tarp manufacturers would make that size for you. Are you using it as a diamond?

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    Thanks, everyone.

    Thank you all for the input and suggestions. I might expand the size I’m looking for to 9x9 because I think some of those are available.

    Here’s why I’m interested in this size: I want to go lightweight because of various injuries (bad knees and I recently broke my collar bone in a mountain biking accident). The thought is I’d use it as a diamond over my hammock. The diagonal would be about 11 ft, I believe, so pretty good coverage for my DIY gathered end hammock or bridge hammock. I'm pretty much a fair weather guy so I'm not too concerned about blowing rain.

    @ BER: I’ve looked at Oware and will check again. I didn’t notice the 8’10” square tarp. Thanks for the heads up!

    @dragon360: I don’t think the Jacks make ‘em anymore. I see used ones from time to time for sale at HF but they go fast. Perhaps I should call JRB and ask if they’d make one.

    @more: Thanks. Yes, it seems that everything Zpacks makes is expensive.

    @MacEntyre: I was looking at that tarp from TTTG. I used to have a SB hammock so I know it would be a quality product. I love the size of that thing, but I’m looking for ground set ups too and don’t think that one would be good for pitching with trekking poles on the ground.

    @Manchego: Thanks for the tip. I’ll check ‘em out.


    @OMS: Yes, I would use the tarp as a diamond over my hammock and various configurations for trips where I would be on the ground. I might contact a few makers—just afraid of what they’d charge for custom work. I might go the DIY route.

    SoCal Mike

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    Bear Paw tents will make you an 8x8 sil tarp. McCat would do the same I'm sure.

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    The oware tarp is the "flat tarp 2.5" midway down this page. I have the flat tarp 3.5. Excellent quality.

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