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The Original TripTarp for Backpacking

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The Original TripTarp for Backpacking is a multi-purpose tarp for organizing gear and planning backcountry adventure.

You don’t need everything, just everything you need.™

Gear Organization & Trip Planning Made Simple

  • Universal Gear List

    Universal gear list curated by pro guides; 10 Essentials highlighted

  • Flex-Zones™

    35 sq.ft. (5' x7') of categorized space to organize, visually "check-off" essential gear

  • Travel Reminders

    Visual packing aids with emergency notification reminders

  • lightweight

    70D nylon, 8.6 oz.

  • Multi-Use

    8 sewn tie-down points; multiple field and shelter uses

  • Durable

    Field-ready 70D nylon, 300 mm PU coating, 80 DWR rating

plan smart, pack smarter

TripTarp replaces your spreadsheets, multiple paper lists, and eliminates gear-decision anxiety. Know what gear to bring on what trip.

Buy the Original TripTarp for Backpacking - OUT OF STOCK

$ 59.99


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TripTarp for Backpacking was developed to make gear-intensive wilderness pursuits easier to plan regardless of season or location, and to ensure you never leave behind essential gear.

Combining an exhaustive, categorized master gear list with corresponding sorting space, highlighted 10 Essentials, gear selection aids, and a visually-ergonomic design, you'll be sure to leave nothing behind and bring only what you need, regardless of season or location.

About Us

TripTarp was developed by a professional backpacking guide and team of Emmy Award-winning information design creatives, along with extensive insight from a collection of outdoor professionals and hikers.

The product was born from a need to ensure that packing decisions made in the frontcountry didn't dictate decisions made in the backcountry. It formalizes a process already used by adventure travelers the world over.

Our goal is to ensure every backcountry adventure follows the map as closely as possible.

We stand for balancing wilderness preservation with open access for all, and creating products solely to promote that mission.


I'm an outdoor retailer, how can I get TripTarp in my store?

We love independent outdoor retailer partners and will never undercut them with aggressive online sales.

TripTarp for Backpacking offers a number of advantages to brick & mortar gear shops, namely:

● TripTarp helps you sell more gear
● TripTarp is a first-of-its-kind of product
● TripTarp helps staff educate customers
● TripTarp encourages true "experiential retail"

For information about wholesale opportunities, contact

Can I create a custom TripTarp?

TripTarp for Backpacking can be customized for adventure travel companies, search & rescue organizations, Boy & Girl Scout troops, and outdoor education programs. All custom TripTarps are 100% Made in the USA and can contain branding information, messaging and specific gear list items.

For information about customizing a TripTarp for Backpacking, contact

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