The Voss Tech is a strong, lightweight tarp that has been designed to be super versatile. Whether you need a simple tarp for shelter, a hammock with roof or in emergency situations a poncho or even stretcher, this is the one for you.
Technical lightweight multi-purpose tarp. Voss Tech is a multi-functional tarp, designed to cover the most important needs on your journey. The tech tarp is lightweight and durable, made in a strong rip-stop nylon. Offering endless pitching possibilities based on 16 webbing loops with eyelets plus three webbing loops centred on the flysheets. If an emergency occurs, it works as an emergency stretcher with 6 carry handles, and if you need a place to sleep, fold over part of the tarp and hang between trees for a quick fix hammock large enough to cover and protect you from the elements with one layer on top working as a shelter.
Nordisk's Voss Tech SI Tarp is a really interesting concept building on the simple tarp. Along with being a seemingly standard, rectangular tarp that provides shelter this tarp can be set up in a tarp tent style to provide that added protection or privacy. It also comes with a few interesting alternatives for using it which includes setting it up as a hammock with or without a roof, wearing it as a poncho, although I would seriously question how well this would work with a 2.2x2.6m rectangular shape, and finally as a carry bag or stretcher. The tarp has a set of seriously reinforced handles which allow these additional uses. Other than in rare emergency situations the poncho and stretcher are going to be rarely used examples.
The Voss Tech is the only tarp in the Voss range without guy ropes which is a bit of a shame but it is easy enough to add your own. It is named SI which means that it is nylon treated with silicone on both sides. This type of material and treatment is much lighter and stronger than the PU treated alternatives.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear