When the forecast calls for clear skies throughout your backpacking trip, go ultralight with the Hyperlite Mountain Gear Echo II Tarp. Weighing in at well under a single pound, this tarp offers an ultra-minimalist shelter solution for those trying to keep weight to an absolute minimum. It sets up using your two trekking poles for support and structure, along with multiple guy line points for stability. Dyneema fabric is the lightest, strongest, and most waterproof fabric available in the outdoor industry. It weighs next to nothing and packs up incredibly strong, yet is tough enough to handle rugged adventures and weatherproof enough to shield you from unexpected showers.