Six Moon Designs Gatewood Cape & Tarp Shelter

Weighs 346g
Code: AW14447
  • £144.99
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Six Moon Designs' Gatewood Cape and Tarp Shelter is a good shelter, which is rare for this type of product, but 6MD have paid a lot of attention to this aspect.

Six Moon Designs says: As a shelter, the Gatewood Cape provides significantly enhanced protection when compared to your typical poncho/tarp. Its design easily sheds rain or snow and wind simply flows around it. Any sudden change in wind direction in the middle of the night won't leave you scrambling to re-orient your shelter or force you deeper into your bivy. Unlike a tarp, the Gatewood Cape is a shaped tarp and eliminates all exposed sides, leaving you safe and secure.

With 35 square feet of coverage under the shelter's canopy, you've got plenty of room for you and your gear. Depending upon conditions, you can even adjust the vestibule to different heights to increase ventilation. A long zipper on the vestibule makes opening and closing the shelter a snap.

For the adventuresome day hiker, the Gatewood Cape makes the perfect addition to your 10 essentials survival kit. It packs down incredibly small and provides peace of mind knowing you've got excellent protection close at hand.

Six Moon Designs' Gatewood Cape & Tarp Shelter seems to us to have been designed as a shelter first and a cape second - which is the right way to do it - since a shelter is more complicated and perhaps needs to be more reliable. So, where some Tarp/Cape combinations appear to be a cape that can be pitched 'a bit like a tarp' the Gatewood provides a real shelter option.

You need a trekking pole to give it support of course - but if you're using these anyway its not a bother.

Capes can offer good rain protection and although the fabric isn't breathable the fact that the lower sections are open to airflow help you maintain comfort inside. They tend to get problematical when its windy and they can be difficult to control!

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

  • Pitches using a trekking pole
  • Micro Buckles connect harness to cape for easy installation and removal.
  • Full 360 Degree protection when set up as a shelter or worn as rain gear.
  • Full Zippered Entrance makes entering and exiting the shelter a snap.
  • Adjustable Vestibule Height allows you increase ventilation while maintaining adequate rain protection.
  • Side Snaps for shortening the long sides when worn as a cape.
  • Floating Canopy allows the canopy to be set to different heights depending upon conditions.
  • Integrated Map / Night Stash Pocket with zipper closure to keep stuff contained. Pocket also doubles as the stuff sack.
  • Center Pole Support significantly improves the ability of the shelter to handle wind and snow loads.
  • Ultralight Waterproof Canopy is made from high strength 30 denier Silicone Nylon.
  • Extremely Easy Setup requires only six stakes.
  • Weighs 346g
  • Pitches using a trekking pole
  • Season rating: 3
  • Sleeps 1
  • Comes With Tent, Stuff sack, Guylines
  • Pack Size: 25cm x 20 x 4cm
  • Reqquired pegs: 6 (not included)
  • Usage: Ultralight Backpacking, Emergency Bivouac
  • Type: Tarp
  • Frame: Single Pole
  • Entry: 1 entrance, side entry
  • Coverage: 3.2m2
  • Fabric: 30D Silicon Nylon
  • Zipper: #3YKK
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Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 1 rating.
May 17, 2017 | Reuben Slater
quick to put up, packs small, really light and good quality

Just got back from Northern Norway having used this shelter with the serenity net inside. Wasn't expecting snow but it was up to 14 feet deep. Sold as a three season shelter this tent served very well down to minus 15 degrees. Its a little short for me but I am 6'2" and I did expect that. Very little condensation despite the temperatures and brewing up coffee inside in the mornings! Also used in the rain and pretty strong wind, no problems there. I made my own pole for it. One thing to note, although the seams are not 'sealed' they do not leak and so do not need sealing per say but, the seams of the pocket do slightly leak, into the pocket, where it stays. I sealed these seams and its not now a problem. Some say they can't pitch the gatewood cape, its really easy!! And its also all adjustable, on all planes, and can take less that a minute. Overall excellent, but practice with it first before hitting the trails!!!