SIX MOON DESIGNS Deschutes - is a 370 grams ultralight SilNylon tarp which has a pyramid shape. It's a great shelter for those looking to go really light and really fast that maybe don't need bug protection during shoulder seasons. It does pair well with Serenity NetTent providing a full double wall shelter known as the Deschutes Bundle that you can find on our website here. Shelter has 4 m² (44 ft²) of coverage and a setup height of 124 cm (49”). The tent is surprisingly spacious, there’s ample room to sit up straight and change clothes and an extra room for a dog and stowing your gear inside.
Some of the features of the Deschutes are that it has a shape designed to shed the wind from multiple directions at once. It has additional side guy outs on either side of the shelter to give you more headroom if needed and it features a prusik hook which can be adjusted for ventilation or views during the day while you're in the tent.
The Deschutes also feature reflective guy lines in the corners and a nice vent up top at the peak to help with condensation management.
It is a sil-nylon shelter and Deschutes has no mesh bug netting around its perimeter and is lighter compared to Deschutes Plus. It is a floorless shelter, but you can buy the Tyvek or Polycro footprint.
The tent is quick and easy to set up. It’s a process that takes no more than a few minutes. You need one trekking pole or SMD pole and 6 stakes (see "Related products" below).
Once the tarp is pitched it’s easy to add optional Serenity Net in, snapping into five corners and hanging from the top for restful night’s sleep. There’s a bathtub style floor that keeps water at bay.
The pole itself can be positioned in such a way as to lower or raise the whole tent. Lower is good for high winds, higher is good for adding extra ventilation and space.
WEIGHT AND PACKAGING
It packs so small and light they might literally get lost in your pack, yet they are large enough for a comfortable night’s rest without the claustrophobia of a small tarp. The complete package weighs in at around 370g (counting the non-included pole and tent stakes).
With Deschutes shelter you have got a fantastic opportunity to shift away from a traditional heavy shelter setup to a minimalistic lightweight shelter with a full 360 degrees of protection unlike flat tarps. There’s also no need to carry an additional bivy.
Complete your tarp with the Serenity NetTent to make a great lightweight double wall shelter. FIND IT HERE.
Seams aren't sealed. We recommend to use GEAR AID Seam Grip SIL seam sealer to achieve complete waterproofness. We do not offer seam sealing service at this time. It is important to note that seam sealed products can no longer be returned within 30 days. However, the product is still under warranty. HOW TO SEAM SEAL MY TENT ACCORDING TO SIX MOON DESIGNS
Canopy: 20D Silicon Nylon, 3,000mm Rating
Zipper: #3 YKK
WEIGHT: 368 g / 13 oz (weight does not include stakes or pole)
- Long Zippered Entry for easier entry and exit.
- Top Vent to reduce condensation.
- Single Pole Setup with hexagonal shape provides maximum protection at minimum weight.
- Easy Tension Adjustment so you can keep the tent taut from the inside of the tent
- Pairs Easily with the Serenity NetTent to keep the bugs at bay.