Särmä Erakko Tarp, 2.5 x 2.5 m
Our very own little tarp, made in co-operation with DD Hammocks. Erakko (for all you foreign devils that´s "hermit" in Finnish) is as the name suggest a loners tarp, designed for packability whilst still being comfortably large enough for one person to sleep under. Lightweight and packable, this is one fantastic tarp for pitching one-man shelters!
Designed to work equally well as a tarp for normal on-the-ground sleeping and for hammock use.
- Dimensions 250 x 250 cm (345 cm diagonally from corner to corner).
- Weight (without the stuff sack) 550 g.
- Nine tie down points, reinforced at the sides and corners.
- Material 190 T polyester with polyurethane coating (waterproof 3000 mm), taped center seam.
- Comes with a simple stuff sack.
- Great for hammocking! When pitched diagonally as a "diamond", this tarp covers up any hammock nicely.
The model is based on DD Hammocks´ 3x3 Tarp, it´s just smaller and simplified: we cut down the size by 50 cm on each side and removed a few attachment points, this also means this tarp is a third smaller in pack size and 240 g lighter than DD´s 3x3 model! Unlike DD Hammocks we did not include the guy lines and pegs in the package. The logic behind this is that you can make pegs from any sticks you find in the woods and most people still end up replacing the original guy lines with some of your own favourite cordage. This way we were able to slice off a bit of the price too!
However if you really want some cord and pegs with this, we do have them of course.
Pro-Tip: For packing and carrying the Erakko hammock and tarp we recommend the Särmä TST Utility Pouch L, it fits both the tarp and hammock plus all needed attachment gear just perfectly!
Särmä is our own brand of clothing and equipment. When you buy Särmä you get purpose-built stuff at a decent price, something that will fill its intended role well and not cost you an arm and a leg!
Särmä products are covered by a 12-month warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. For further information please read our detailed warranty guide.
Founded in 2005, the British DD Hammocks supplies proper quality hammocks, tarps and other related stuff. Along with the common joe, campers, hikers etc., a large customer base is in the British military. If it's good enough for war zones, it should do well in civilian life too. Go check out their web page, DDhammocks.com.
DD 3x3 Tarp
DD Tree Huggers
DD SuperLight Tarp
DD Hammock SuperLight Mosquito Net
DD 4x4 Tarp
DD SuperLight Pegs x 6
DD Frontline Hammock
Mil-Tec tent peg, steel, 18 cm
DMM Spectre carabiner
DD Whoopie Slings
DD Underblanket for hammocks
Paracord, 30 m
Amsteel Dyneema cord, by the metre
Särmä TST General purpose pouch L
Terävä Jääkäripuukko, carbon steel
Bungee cord, by the metre, olive drab
Särmä Erakko hammock
Finnish sleeping mat
Hungarian tent accessory set, surplus
Carinthia Finnish M05 sleeping bag
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N.N. 28.06.2016 (Edited 09.06.2019)
Janne L. 22.07.2016 (Edited 26.07.2016)
Raimo L. 22.08.2016 (Edited 23.05.2019)
Justin N. 22.11.2017
Stephen C. 03.12.2018
Esa M. 21.06.2019
Kuvassa sateen- ja tuulensuoja yhdelle vaeltajalle Paistunturin erämaassa: https://www.instagram.com/p/By5VsmOB-cC/?igshid=puz48ei4asy5
Vaellusteltasta saa muuten tarpin kanssa mukavan lippakioskin. On miellyttävää möngertää ulos teltasta katoksen alle, eikä sateeseen. Katos tuo myös lisätilaa absidille, aina ei kamoja mahdu käsittelmään sen suojissa kurjalla kelillä. 2,5m kantiinsa on passeli mitta tähänkin.
Roger M. 07.07.2019
One thing I really like is that the bag/stuffsack is oversized (I almost feel like they repurposed it from DD's bigger tarps) but for me this is a huge plus. I can quickly stuff the tarp away without having to worry about getting it super tight or filling every nook and cranny in the bag. It's plenty big to hold the tarp crammed in in a hurry, as well as 4 stakes and 4 guy lines that I have from my other DD tarp.
Eetu H. 28.07.2019