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Pelican Rain Tarp

Pelican Rain Tarp

14 total reviews

Regular price $189.95
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Trying to keep a little more heat in or a little more outside out? With all the coverage as our hexagonal Heron Tarp and the addition of door flaps on the ends, the Pelican Tarp has you completely enclosed and ready for any storm. Using 0.9 oz Silpoly and a meticulously designed shape, the Pelican Tarp delivers heavyweight protection in a very lightweight and compact package.

Get off the ground, seal yourself up and sleep soundly. 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

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    Design Files 

    Weight: 12.8 oz

    Length: 8 in

    Width: 4 in

    Height: 4 in

  • IN USE

    Weight Rating: 

    Length: 137 in

    Width: 112 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 14 reviews
Lofton Rowley Jr.
Fantastic lightweight tarp

I love this tarp. Its only a few ounces heavier than DCF and covered my bridge hammock nicely. HIghly recommend.

Andrew Cohen
Quality products worth the price

Our family has been using Hummingbird Hammocks for two camping seasons now, and fall in love each time we use them. The products are lightweight, easy to use, and incredibly durable. Overall, there are no better hammock products I could recommend.

Michael Saddlemire
My lightest tarp to date

This seems like it will be a really great ultralight tarp. One problem I have is, the stuff sack is attached to the tarp and it’s far too small. It takes far too long to put the tarp back into it because it’s so small.
Also, there is no customer service number to speak to a live person. Although I got a relatively quick email response (a couple days) to a some questions I had about their hammocks, I would like to be able to ask my questions to a live person. Even with the lack of a live phone call, I will be a future customer for more ultralight components for my hammock kit.This is a high quality ultralight tarp and would recommend it highly.