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Hammock camping & all-purpose camping tarp that protects you and your gear from rain, wind, sun and snow!
Hammock camping & all-purpose camping tarp that protects you and your gear from rain, wind, sun and snow!
Hammock camping & all-purpose camping tarp that protects you and your gear from rain, wind, sun and snow!
657 backers pledged $54,693 to help bring this project to life.

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Apex Camping Shelter & Hammock Camping Tarp for Everyone

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Hi Kickstarter community,

Thanks to you, our first project, the GO! Hammock, was recently funded and all rewards have been fulfilled. With the popularity of hammock camping soaring in recent years, many of our backers have requested us to design a hammock camping tarp. We listened and then set out to design a versatile, multi-purpose hammock camping tarp that can also be used as a general purpose camping tarp or shade canopy, even if you don't have a hammock.

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New Color: Coyote Brown has been added!

Our backers have voted to unlock the Coyote Brown color option. The photo below is a rendering of the new color.

Rendering of Coyote Brown Apex Camping Shelter
Rendering of Coyote Brown Apex Camping Shelter

Giving Back!

Every Apex Camping Shelter sold helps give one person in need clean water for an entire year. 663 million people lack access to clean water. We have partnered with nonprofit organizations that develop sustainable water projects.

Apex Camping Shelter

The Apex Camping Shelter is oversized to provide excellent weather protection and to create a large living space on rainy days.
The Apex Camping Shelter is oversized to provide excellent weather protection and to create a large living space on rainy days.

The Apex Camping Shelter is a versatile, high quality weather shelter that will protect you and your gear from rain, wind, sun, and even snow! This tarp was designed to work with the GO! Hammock, but it can be used with virtually any camping hammock on the market. It also makes a great all-purpose camping tarp, or shade canopy, even when you're not using a hammock!

Not just for hammock camping! The Apex makes a great, portable, all-purpose camping tarp and shade canopy.
Not just for hammock camping! The Apex makes a great, portable, all-purpose camping tarp and shade canopy.

The Apex is lightweight, portable and easy to set up.

Setup is simple with the included guy ropes and stakes. It packs up easily into the included stuff sack.

The compact suff sack holds the tarp, guy ropes and stakes. It's packed size is 10" X 3" X 5"
The compact suff sack holds the tarp, guy ropes and stakes. It's packed size is 10" X 3" X 5"

What's included?

The Apex Camping Shelter comes ready to use with the included accessories. Each kit includes: 1 Apex Camping Shelter, 1 stuff sack for the whole kit, one bag for the stakes and guy ropes, two 15' guy ropes with tensioners, six 8' guy ropes with tensioners and six stakes.


With the included accessories, the Apex is an unbeatable value!
With the included accessories, the Apex is an unbeatable value!


Setup Modes

The Apex can be pitched in countless configurations to adjust to changing weather conditions. Here are just a few of the many set up modes that that can be used with the Apex Camping Shelter:

Center Pole Porch Mode: This mode raises the center of each side and only requires one stick or hiking pole per side. This is a great way to create a large living space with a great view!
Center Pole Porch Mode: This mode raises the center of each side and only requires one stick or hiking pole per side. This is a great way to create a large living space with a great view!
Another view of Center Pole Porch Mode
Another view of Center Pole Porch Mode
Porch Mode: Use you own hiking poles or sticks to raise one or both sides of the tarp. This mode is open and airy and creates a large living space with a great view of the outdoors!
Porch Mode: Use you own hiking poles or sticks to raise one or both sides of the tarp. This mode is open and airy and creates a large living space with a great view of the outdoors!
Storm Mode: Pitched low and tight to block blowing rain and wind.
Storm Mode: Pitched low and tight to block blowing rain and wind.
Convertible Mode: In nice weather, one side of the Apex and be flipped over to the opposite side. If the weather changes, it can be flipped back in less than a minute!
Convertible Mode: In nice weather, one side of the Apex and be flipped over to the opposite side. If the weather changes, it can be flipped back in less than a minute!
Winter Mode/Storm Mode with Closed Ends: Using the long panel center tie-out loops, one or both ends of the tarp can be closed to block blowing rain and wind. This mode is also great for winter camping!
Winter Mode/Storm Mode with Closed Ends: Using the long panel center tie-out loops, one or both ends of the tarp can be closed to block blowing rain and wind. This mode is also great for winter camping!
Storm Mode with Partially Closed Ends: The short panel tie out points allow the tarp to be partially closed to add extra weather protection at the ends of the hammock.
Storm Mode with Partially Closed Ends: The short panel tie out points allow the tarp to be partially closed to add extra weather protection at the ends of the hammock.
2 Pole Tarp Camping Mode: By using found sticks or your hiking poles, the Apex can be pitched as a camping tarp with excellent coverage.
2 Pole Tarp Camping Mode: By using found sticks or your hiking poles, the Apex can be pitched as a camping tarp with excellent coverage.
1 Pole Tarp Camping Mode: This mode allows a tarp camping setup with only one pole.
1 Pole Tarp Camping Mode: This mode allows a tarp camping setup with only one pole.

With 20 tie-out loops, the only limitation of configurations is your imagination.

Craftsmanship

From raw materials to the final product, the Apex Camping Shelter is made by skilled experts. The high level of craftsmanship of the Apex is second to none. By having experienced professionals produce this tarp, we are ensuring that each backer receives a high quality product that will serve them for years to come.

Each of the 20 tie out loops is reinforced for maximum strength. The ridgeline and edge seams are double stitched.
Each of the 20 tie out loops is reinforced for maximum strength. The ridgeline and edge seams are double stitched.

Product Details:

For maximum durability, the Apex is made from high strength 70d polyester fabric with a waterproof polyurethane coating. The ridgeline is professionally sealed with permanent waterproofing tape. Each of the 20 tie out loops is reinforced to create strong attachment points.

The Apex is available in Forest Green and Slate Gray. In this photo Slate Gray tarp is pitched in a general camping/shade canopy mode and Forest Green tarp is pitched in storm mode.
The Apex is available in Forest Green and Slate Gray. In this photo Slate Gray tarp is pitched in a general camping/shade canopy mode and Forest Green tarp is pitched in storm mode.

Available Colors: Forest Green, Slate Gray

Dimensions:11' Ridgeline X 9'5" Width

Shape: Elongated Hexagon with Catenary Cuts

Tarp Weight: 20 oz.

Included Accessories Weight: 8 oz.

Material: High Strength 70D Polyester Fabric with Waterproof Polyurethane Coating

Ridgeline Seam Waterproofing: Factory Sealed with Permanent Waterproof Tape

Tie Out Loops: The Apex has 20 Tie Out Loops for Maximum Versatility.

Expert Tested

We sent a prototype for testing to Derek Hansen, a renowned hammock expert and author of The Ultimate Hang: An Illustrated Guide to Hammock Camping. See his review here.

If you want to learn more about hammock camping, I highly recommend Derek's book! The Ultimate Hang: An Illustrated Guide to Hammock Camping

We need your support to make the Apex Camping Shelter a reality!

By backing this project you will help to bring the Apex Camping Shelter into production. If we can mass produce it, we'll be able to pass the savings on to you, and offer it at an amazing price! The prototypes shown here were made at the same factory that made the GO! Hammock! Everything is in place for us begin production and we should have rewards shipped before spring, so start planning your adventures! 

Risks and challenges

By manufacturing the Apex Camping Shelter in the same factory we that produced the GO! Hammock in, we will be eliminating most of the risks associated with producing a new product. We have thoroughly tested the completed version of the Apex. It was tested for over 60 consecutive day in the outdoors. During this time, the Apex endured strong winds, heavy thunderstorms and harsh sunlight in south Florida. We tested the product rigorously to ensure that we are producing a top quality product that will provide lasting value for our backers and future customers.

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    Coyote Brown Apex Camping Shelter

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    Two Apex Camping Shelters. Each kit includes 1 Apex Camping Shelter, 6 stakes, 8 guy ropes, 8 guy rope tensioners, a stuff sack and a stake bag. Your choice of color for each Apex.

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    3 Pack of Apex Camping Shelters!

    Three Apex Camping Shelters. Each kit includes 1 Apex Camping Shelter, 6 stakes, 8 guy ropes, 8 guy rope tensioners, a stuff sack and a stake bag. Your choice of color for each Apex.

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    Apex+GO! Hammock Complete System Combo

    One Apex Camping Shelter kit and One GO! Hammock Complete System.

    Your choice of colors of hammock and tarp. Apex Camping Shelter is available in Forest Green and Slate Gray. GO! Hammock is available in Forest Green, Slate Gray and Black.

    GO! Hammock Complete System Includes: GO! Hammock, Tree Straps w/ Cinch Buckles and Ridgeline.

    See the GO! Hammock Kickstarter Campaign for more info: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/go-outfitters/the-go-hammock/description

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    Apex+GO! Camping Hammock Complete System Combo

    One Apex Camping Shelter Kit and One GO! Camping Hammock with Built-in Bug Net Complete System.

    Your choice of colors of hammock and tarp. Apex Camping Shelter is available in Forest Green and Slate Gray. GO! Hammock is available in Forest Green, Slate Gray and Black.

    GO! Camping Hammock Complete System Includes: GO! Hammock with Built-in Bug Net, Tree Straps w/ Cinch Buckles and Ridgeline.

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