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Escapist Tarp

$179.00 – $199.00

Medium (8' x 6')Medium (8' x 6')
Large (10' x 10')Large (10' x 10')

Sleeping Bag Temperature Ratings Explained

The EN Rating scale is a scientific test to determine the warmth of a sleeping bag. Unisex sleeping bags list the Lower Limit which is the lowest temperature rating that an average male sleeper would be comfortable in. Our women’s sleeping bags list the Comfort Limit, which is the lowest temperature rating at which an average female sleeper should be comfortable. The comfort and lower limit temperature ratings are listed in the features table on the product page.

For example, a unisex sleeping bag that shows a Lower limit of 23ºF means a man should be comfortable down to air temperatures of 23ºF. The same bag will also have a Comfort limit, in the realm of 32°F, so a woman would be comfortable down to an air temperature of 32ºF. Men and women should always sleep in a layer of long underwear and use a sleeping mat with an R-Value appropriate for expected ground temperatures – without this, the sleeping bag itself is unlikely to keep the sleeper warm enough.


Here’s a basic categorization of appropriate use, based on rated temperatures:
Summer:   >+35ºF / +3°C
3-Season:   +10 to +35ºF / -15° to 0°C
Winter:   <10ºF / -15°C


A huge variety of factors can impact sleeping bag warmth - the above temperatures are merely guidelines, not guarantees. It’s important to think of a sleeping bag as one element in a sleep system which also includes an appropriately insulating sleeping pad and a liner. For instance - if you plan on sleeping in nighttime air temperatures of 27ºF / -3°C, choose a bag with a gender-appropriate rating of 23°F / -5°C nights, plus a sleeping mat with an R-Value of 2.5 to 3, and consider a Reactor thermal liner. If you have any questions about which temperature sleeping bag / R-Value sleeping mat you should select, or how to improve your warmth in a sleep system, reach out to us via our contact page any time.

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Description

The Escapist™ Tarp Shelter is a technical but versatile and ultralight tarp shelter for minimalist camping adventures. The Escapist™ has eight super strong durable tie-out points that have cord adjusters attached, so you can adjust them while you are under the shelter of the tarp. Tie-outs are die-cut and circular bartacked to hold the tip of a trekking pole for easy setup. These versatile points help the Escapist Tarp achieve a wide variety of setup options and also attach easily to the Escapist Bug Tent/Bug Net, sold separately.

Features

  • Ultralight and compact
  • Made from tape seam-sealed waterproof 15 denier Ultra-Sil™ Nano™
  • Eight hypalon and bar-tack reinforced tie-out points
  • Reinforced corners with cord lock and guy lines (which can be adjusted from under the tarp)
  • To make a tarp shelter place a trekking pole through the circular bar-tack

Size Guide

  • Both Medium and Large can sleep two people. The Large allows for more headroom and gear storage space.
  • The Escapist Bug Tent and Bug Net can be pitched with either size Escapist Tarp but are optimized for use with the Large Escapist Tarp