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Rig 7 Tarp

Lightweight waterproof tarp with lifters

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Rig 7 lightweight nylon tarp
This product is available for Pre Order only and will be despatched when stock arrives. If you require additional items please place a separate order.

The Rig 7 has received glowing reviews from both printed and online magazines due to its built-in versatility, low weight and durability.

The 8 lift points across the face of the tarp and the 16 edge tie-downs allow the Rig 7 to be pitched in an almost limitless number of configurations. All these points have been reinforced with Hypalon rubber to ensure they don’t let you down when the weather turns.

The 30 den 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. At 2.4 m long and 2.8 m wide the Rig 7 is comfortably large enough to sleep up to 4 people underneath it.

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Key features

  • Open dimensions: 2.4 m x 2.8 m
  • Weight (inc stuff sac): 520 g
  • Stuffed size: 8 x 18 x 18 cm
  • 30 den siliconised Cordura. Lightweight and strong
  • Plenty of reinforced attachment points: 8 lifters; 16 edge tie downs
  • Stuff sack included


Pre-order now for dispatch mid-late August

Please make sure you have read and understood the description above before placing your order.. This product is available for Pre Order only. Payment will be taken immediately and your item will be despatched when stock arrives. If you require additional items please place a separate order as it will be held and sent together.

Origin: China


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Comments - [Rig Tarps]

hi there when do you think you next batch of your Rig 3.5 tarp will be available… so many of us wanna buys them

EDIT: Hi Julie, we are expecting more Rigs to arrive in August. Many thanks, Ashleigh - Customer Service Hero

08 July, 2015 by julie liddle

Rig 21 - Just wow!

I have had the Rig 7 for four years. It is so good that 2 friends also bought one each. We sometimes setup all three together to give us a larger shelter and cooking area. Fantastic bit of kit.

Four of us recently walked the Perambulation of Dartmoor on a really wet and windy weekend and took a shiny, new Rig 21 with us. What a revelation. The size is perfect for 4 people (and a dog) to shelter, cook and sleep under. Much quicker to erect than multiple smaller tarps, although you do need to look for a larger camping spot (obvs.)

Love the loops in the middle, enabling the centre of the tarp to be pulled up. Only wish that it had corresponding loops underneath, to hang a Bulb lantern.

05 June, 2015 by Rob Andrews

Just spent 5 weeks under the Rig-7 in Turkey with my girlfriend. Held up great and will be using whenever I can. One little observation - we are both tall; I’m 6’  3” and my girlfriend is 6’ - and we both felt that a little more length would be really handy so our packs would be sheltered from rain-splashrain-splash if we put them above our heads or below our feet. Another couple of feet would make a big difference.

20 May, 2015 by Pedr Browne


What a piece of kit.  Only used in anger for a week now, but its been great.  We’re on a 4 month trip to the alps to a bit of modification by sewing some piping onto one edge and it slots right into the groove on the VW for an (almost) instant awning, But with the advantage of some much more.

Mostly just rigged as a Sun Shade / Rain shelter over the tent for the moment, and its perfect.  really well made, great anchor points have allowed some impressive flexibility tying into trees, rocks, the floor, passing vans grin



10 May, 2015 by david ritchie

First trip out over May Bank Weekend and very impressed with the Rig7. Wet and windy both nights with a short torrential downpour in the early hours of Monday morning and no leakage at all even when rubbing against the inside of the fabric. Set off a ridgeline and pegged on bungees it survived some pretty strong gusts associated with the storm cells which passed through during the night without any bother. The lifters allow for flexibility in pitching, are strong enough to take the necessary tension and did not leak at all. The Kelp is a nice dark green that blends in well when you would prefer not to be seen. Would not hesitate in recommending this excellent piece of kit.

07 May, 2015 by Jason Millard

Had my Rig 21 for a couple of years now, brilliant quality and material, the reinforced tie out points are excellent and the side lifts amazingly useful. The extra size gives plenty of room for admin stuff and sitting out as well as for the hammock or bivi bag. After a careless mishap with a swiss army knife recently I was gutted to have a 3” slash through it and across the centre seam. Rang the guys and Jay said send it in and we’ll repair it free of charge ! Just got it back and really pleased, good as new smile Can’t give these guys enough credit for the great product ranges and outstanding customer service, thanks guys smile

07 May, 2015 by Paulm

Do you know if you will have some Tarps by the end of May?

20 April, 2015 by ollie sanderson

Any idea when the kelp will be back in stock?

(Edit - They should be back in stock Early May - Jay AK Customer Service)

29 March, 2015 by Tom Beach

Massive tarp. Loads of rigging points. Built very well.

05 March, 2015 by Adam

Hey John - Rigs are due again end of May - Jay

03 February, 2015 by Jay Oram [Alpkit]


Have ordered a Hunka bivvy. Looking forward to spring camping. When will Rig 3.5 tarp be available?

many thanks

02 February, 2015 by John

Hi there, do you know when the rig 3.5 might be available in kelp colour again? Thanks!

26 January, 2015 by Harry
Best Buy
5 Stars

TGO Magazine gives Rig 7 Best Buy

TGO Magazine June 2013 - Chris Townsend

TGO Magazine's Chris Townsend reviews some tarps and gives the Alpkit Rig 7 a full 5 stars and awards it with Best Buy for flat tarps.

Of the flat tarps tested this is by far the best

Chris Townsend
Best for Group Use

Trail magazine rates the Rig 7 as Best for Group Use

Trail August 2013 - Graham Thompson

Graham Thompson tests out an array of tarps and rates the Alpkit Rig 7 as Best for Group Use.

In terms or price and that all-important versatility it's a clear winner for group use.

Graham Thompson
Best of Test
Best Value

Trail magazine award Rig 7 with Best of Test and Best Value

Trail April 2011 - Peter Macfarlane

Peter Macfarlane tests out some tarps for Trail Magazine's Group Test. Rig 7 comes out top with Best of Test and Best Value tarp.

It's the model that's best able to ride out bad weather conditions

Peter Macfarlane

It's also a lot of fun to use, even play with, and that kind of user involvement is part of what using a tarp is all about, and so the Rig 7 is a worthy winner

Peter Macfarlane

Steve tramped across the cloud covered moors. Although it wasn't raining as such, everything was dripping. He longed for the day to be over and to be snuggled inside his nice dry down bag. 

AK Tall Story