A spartan but functional shelter that provides full-perimeter protection from blowing wind and rain. Ryan Jordan selected this as a Staff Pick and writes:

“One of my “projects” this year has been to rethink my (non-summer) fastpacking kit for high-mountain travel in more inclement conditions. In an effort to bring my fastpacking base pack weight down into the six-pound range for alpine snow travel and camping during the spring and fall, that means my bivy sack and tiny flat tarp has taken a back seat to a ZPacks Pocket Tarp. I like the model with doors, so I can have the protection of a pyramid if needed in blustery weather.” – Ryan Jordan (Staff Picks)

See this forum thread to learn how our members are using this tarp shelter.