You would think that a simple, durable, lightweight, no-frills groundsheet is easy to find. Think again. I have been looking for quite a while now and nada! Until now of course. I was really pleasantly surprised when the very thing I was desperately looking for turned up on my desk for review.
A backpacking groundsheet must be super light and compact as well as reasonably durable, and JR Gear’s new Ultra Lite groundsheet is very definitely that.
It is constructed from high tensile 40D ripstop nylon which has a siliconized surface, thus eliminating moisture and stains. And it has six robust anchoring tabs that make it easier to attach to trees, etc. if you need to use your groundsheet as a shelter of sorts, or to fix to the ground, or wrap around an injured person.
The groundsheet is also generously spacious, with more than enough room for two people sleeping side by side, or if you are out in the open and need to keep the dew off, it can flipped over your bag quite easily.
Light and compact, and packing into its own integrated stuff bag, this groundsheet is what you have been looking for, and now it’s here. It is the perfect companion for any of the JR Gear inflatable sleeping mats.
High tensile strength 40D nylon
Integrated stuff bag
Dimensions: 220 x 145 cm
Average weight: 235 g
Packed size: 8 x 18 cm