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Set up the Sierra Designs Origami Tarp for use as your primary shelter in all types of terrain. The Origami can be used as a backcountry shelter when you’re hiking or going after a major peak. A pyramid design sheds water and snow, and one center pole maintains structure in high winds so the Origami is versatile for backcountry travel all year long.

  • Reflective door trim and guy outs so you can find your shelter in the dark
  • Origami can be set up with or without the floor (floor sold separately)
  • Vent in the ceiling for moisture management
  • PVC-free seam tape is better for the environment

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Are these suitable as a sleeping shelter...

Are these suitable as a sleeping shelter?

Hey Jill,

There is a wide range of comfort levels as far as sleeping outside goes. Some people don't need anything more than a pile of leaves and sticks while some people need luxury campers. This shelter will keep you dry and provide some protection from the winds but bugs and other critters can come in and say hello . Personally I would feel comfortable sleeping in this shelter.

Does this have the ability to be used as...

Does this have the ability to be used as just a tarp to be hung over a hammock with a center line?

I wouldn't recommend it, especially if that is the main purpose. You would need something more like the MSR E-wing tarp -


Sierra Designs Origami 4

    I used a Black Diamond "mid" on an extended trip into the Bob Marshall Wilderness this past winter (2010) and loved it. I found an Origami 4 on closeout and set out for the high country. Upon initial set up I noticed the tarp material was nowhere as robust as the B.D.(two sided?), but it is made of ripstop material and fully seam sealed. My major disappointment in the Origami was in the center pole that only has 2 fixed height settings. B.D. has a sliding ring, which allows for far more options. The B.D. pole appears to be stronger as well. Additionally I purchased the floor which is made of heavier material and is fully seam sealed. The snaps that fasten the floor to the tarp are on the flimsy side, although they functioned perfectly. I am happy with my Origami 4, but wish I had spent more for the Black Diamond. Pyramid deigns are so versatile in set-up, great at shedding snow and pack light. I love em.

    Sierra Designs Origami 4
    Origami 4 at Headquaters Pass-Bob Ma rshall Wilderness

    Origami 4 at Headquaters Pass-Bob Ma rshall Wilderness

    Great "Mid", although the center pole is not as good as the Black Diamond. Kept us dry in a high wind thunderstorm. I definitely recommend the floor.