A BIT EXPENSIVE – While the price of this tarp is awesome compared to similar shelters, it’s still a bit on the expensive side seeing as it’s not fully enclosed. For just a bit more of a splurge, you could get one of our favorite backpacking tents or ultralight tents for more bug/weather protection.
NOT AS DURABLE AS SOME – The material of the ZPacks Flat Tarp is .55 oz. Dyneema, which is thinner and less durable than the .8 oz. Dyneema used for HMG’s Flat Tarp and the .75 oz. Dyneema used for MLD’s Grace Tarp. Still, if you’re careful with your gear and diligent about picking campsites that are free of pokey branches, pinecones, and rocks, your ZPacks Flat Tarp should last you for many many miles of adventuring.