SIX MOON DESIGNS Deschutes Plus - is the ultimate tarp shelter for one person with full bug protection. It weighs 450g (16 ounces) and is a great shelter for those looking to save a lot of weight without having to compromise protection from the creepy crawlies. All around the shelter is a nice perimeter bug netting and the same No-See-Um netting up in the vent.
It has ample space for one person and all of the gear and by utilizing a piece of Tyvek or Polycro groundsheet that will act as your floor, you get the full bug protection that you would generally find in a tent, without having the extra weight of a bathtub floor on a shelter.
The tent is set up with one trekking pole set at 49 inches or one of the SMD accessory poles we sell and 6 stakes. 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.
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° of protection unlike flat tarps. There’s also no need to carry an additional bivy.
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 450g (counting the non-included pole and tent stakes).
The Deschutes Plus gives any hiker the freedom to move fast and light and sleep in bug-free comfort.
Seams aren't sealed. We recommend 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.
Canopy: 20D Silicone Coated Nylon, 3,000mm Rating
Netting: Ultralight 20D No-See-Um
Zipper: #3 YKK
WEIGHT: 450g / 16 oz (weight does not include stakes or pole)
COMPARISON OF SIX MOON DESIGNS SHELTERS
- Zippered Entry
- Easy Tension Adjustment
- Full 18" No-See-Um Skirt allows you to set up the shelter at different heights and still have excellent bug protection.
- High Vent Allows moisture to escape, helping to minimize condensation.
- Single Pole Setup, with hexagonal shape, provides maximum protection at minimum weight
- Easy Setup