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Rig 3.5 lightweight personal tarp

Rig 3.5 lightweight nylon tarp


  • Chilli - Rig 3.5 lightweight nylon tarp
  • Chilli - Rig 3.5 lightweight nylon tarp
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Siliconised ripstop nylon tarp with 16 hypalon attachment points, ideal for a solo mission when you need to move as light as possible

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  • Customer Reviews
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Rig 3.5 is a shaved down version of our popular and much adulated Rig 7.

The 2.4 m x 1.4  m size is ideal for 1 person (or 2 people at a bit of a squish) to use as extra shelter for bivvying and lightweight enough to use for fast and light travel. 

Packing down to the size of your hand, Rig 3.5 is a great option for lightweight travel such as bikepacking, microadventures and overland travel.

The 16 hypalon reinforced attachment points allows Rig 3.5 to be pitched in an almost limitless number of configurations.

The 30d PU coated silicon Cordura fabric is fully taped on the underside to stop any water coming through, and the siliconised coating on the top side reduces water build up.

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Key features
  • Ideal for a solo mission whether in a tarp or bivvy bag
  • Stuff sack included
  • Walking poles (pictured) are not included
  • 3 Year Alpine Bond
Vital stats

Sleeps: 1


Fabric: 30D PU coated siliconised Cordura fabric
Attachment points: 17 reinforced hypalon rig points: 5 lifter tabs; 12 exterior tie down points


Total Weight (inc. stuff sack): 300 g
Open dimensions: 2.4 m x 1.4 m
Stuffed size: 8 x 10 x 14 cm

Origin: China

What You Say: Customer Reviews and Comments

7 Reviews


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I never saw that comming

I thought to myself oh no I've been here before, I was wild camping in Boredale Hause close to the top of a pretty high group of fells, and I was caught in a bad storm. This was the first time I use a tarp in this situation and I was lying there at 2am thinking will it stay up will everything be OK, at this point a sheep slammed into the back of my head and back and ran across my bivvy leaving 3 large hoof holes as it went. Despite this the tarp stayed up and protected well until morning and the bad weather lasted all night, it's in the bin now but very highly recommended from me.


Great little tarp! I have used mine twice now for Paragliding Bivvy adventures and I can get me and my glider under it no probs. I have the blue one which I love the colour of grin

The only thing I could say which could be improved is the stuff sack. Its big enough for the tarp but I like to store the tarp with the awesome little titanium tent pegs you can also get from Alpkit in the same bag and I leave my guy lines attatched. Also if its wet, even damp its nice to keep the rest of your kit dry so a slightly larger than supplied waterproof stuff sack is the way forward.

Other than that, flawless! So many ways to rig and great service :-D

Your Flexible Friend

Tiny, lightweight and reliable. This tough little tarp is easy to pitch and gives just enough room for a single camper and their gear. With a number of useful attachment points, the pitch configuration is limited only by what you can think of.

The only improvement I could suggest is more attachment points along the 'short edge' to allow for an overhang on 'lean-to' pitches.

Steve Bate
Great solo backpacking shelter!

I've used this little fella a couple of times now and I'm very happy with it. I've pitched it with both walking poles and 29er+ bike wheels, it's works a treat in both set ups. If you want to keep all of your items under cover, then you may want something slightly bigger, but if you are looking for lightweight, keeps you dry, this is your fella. Always super impressed with the quality of the Alpkit range.

Excellent value for money!

Had this tarp for about 3 months and used in various weather. The tarp is perfect for solo trips with my bivi. The quality is excellent and the 16 tie out points make the tarp very versatile and the number of configurations are endless. The 2.4m x 1.4m is plenty big enough for me and my gear but if you need to shelter 2 people I'd go for the larger model. I've made a video review should you require more detail.....Great product!



M Smith
Amazing quality and function at an excellent price

Excellent quality tarp, durable, lightweight and very good design.

It is fairly small (as the dimensions specify in the description).
Check the size before you buy, don't give poor ratings because it is smaller than you wanted when the dimensions are very clearly stated!

Go for the next size up

I am an Alpkit fan but as a six footer I found this item to be too small to be of any practical use as a solo tarp

What They Say: Kudos - Product Reviews from independent magazines and websites

Wilderness Skills Rig 3.5

Joe's Rig set up

My minimalist tarp set up using the Alpkit rig 3.5. Absolutely crazily small pack size but full coverage. This set up was similar in size to a typical hooped bivi tent so only really suitable for overnight.

Joe OLeary

Wilderness Skills October 2015 - Joe O'Leary

Bikepacking.com Hunka Down for a Bivvy

Team a bivy bag with a simple flat tarp, and you have yourself an extremely effective way of warding off the UK’s notoriously inclement weather.


bikepacking.com September 2018 - Cass Gilbert

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