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Heron Rain Tarp

Heron Rain Tarp

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Regular price $164.95
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Ah, the sweet pitter-patter of rain on a 8.6 oz Silpoly rain tarp. This ultralight hexagonal rain tarp is the perfect companion for your next hammock camping adventure. While most ultralight tarps are made from 1.1 oz Silnylon that stretches when wet, ours is made from a newly developed 0.9 oz Silpoly to be able to deliver a crazy light, full coverage tarp that will not mist through or stretch.

Sleep comfortably knowing you are high and dry while the sound of the rain puts you to sleep. Includes a tube of Sil-Net for sealing seams.

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Close-up of water droplets on a Hummingbird Hammocks Pelican Rain Tarp surface, varying in size and shimmering subtly.

Silpoly Fabric

Most hammock tarps are created using silnylon, a material known for its moisture permeability and tendency to stretch after becoming wet. These characteristics are primarily due to the hygroscopic (moisture-absorbing) nature of the nylon fabric.

SilPoly is able to avoid both of these pitfalls due to the hydrophobic (moisture repellent) characteristic of the polyester fabric, which is created by soaking the finest polyester fabric in a thin silicone coating, resulting in a fabric that is both highly waterproof and hydrophobic. This fabric will not mist or stretch when wet and can be simply shaken off to remove water before packing.

Close-up of a transparent plastic cord lock on a neon green drawstring and black fabric tab, set against a blurred green background, ideal for securing a Pelican Rain Tarp from Hummingbird Hammocks.

Quick Adjuster Hardware

Setup time for a hammock tarp is often one of the longest parts of the process. We wanted to alleviate some of the difficulty of tying knots, tensioning, and disassembly by developing this handy piece of hardware.

With this little piece of glow-in-the-dark plastic, setting up your tarp is as simple as passing the cord through the triangular opening, pulling the tarp tight, and wrapping the cord through the three small slots to create a friction lock.

No more complicated knots to tie in the middle of a storm, no more issues getting the tension just right, no more stuck knots in the morning. Simple, fast, repeatable.

A close-up of a gray Heron Rain Tarp tail and handle on a ground covered with yellow autumn leaves, crafted from ultralight Silpoly by Hummingbird Hammocks.

Reinforced Tie-Outs

When your tarp is taking a thrashing in a heavy storm, diligently keeping you and your gear dry, it's these tie-outs that take all the punishment. We decided to help them out by adding a second layer of fabric and bar tacking through the hemmed seam.

With this extra strain relief and durable webbing loops, the storm is the one who should be worried.

    • Made in the USA
    • 0.9 oz Silpoly Fabric
    • Lock stitched With Military Spec Nylon Thread
    • Built to FAA parachute rigging standards
    • Extremely light weight
    • Very low pack volume
    • Certified Open Source Hardware

    • Rain Tarp
    • Attached Stuff Sack
    • Sil-Net Seam Sealer
    • Sticker
    • *Guyline Kit not included

    OSHWA UID US000101

    Design Files 

    Weight: 8.6 oz

    Length: 8 in

    Width: 3.5 in

    Height: 3 in

  • IN USE

    Weight Rating: 

    Length: 126 in

    Width: 96 in


    • SilPoly Fabric - 0.9 oz Membrane SilPoly (USA)
    • Quick Adjuster Hardware - Injection Molded Black Nylon (China)
    • Binding Tape - Black Nylon (China)
    • Drawstring - Reflective Sleeved Dyneema (China)
    • Cord Lock - Black Nylon (China)
    • Size E Thread - Military Spec Bonded Nylon (USA)
    • Seam Sealer - GearAid Sil-Net (USA)

    This product is cut and sewn in the USA.

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Ken Brown

Set it up,worked great, easy to use and nice to pack up

Dee White

Rain tarp is what I wanted but for the price I should not be the one to finish it for use by needing to seal the seems. Would have purchased elsewhere had I realized this were the case.

Great service

Prompt and attentive service regarding shipping questions. Happy helpful staff.
Thank you

Forrest Schofield
Amazing tarp!

Love this tarp. Tiny in its bag, plenty big when outstretched. Also a great option for when you get so high up in the mountains that the trees disappear and you have to use this with your trekking poles to fashion a ground tent! Love this company


This tarp is sweeeeeet. Easy setup and takedown. Can be used on the ground if you'd like. Or if there are no trees around. Lots of room underneath. Buy this tarp.