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Australian Camouflage Waterproof Hoochie/Tarp

Australian Camouflage Waterproof Hoochie/Tarp


Brand: Miscellaneous
Weight: 910 g         10 reviews
The Australian Waterproof Hoochie/Tarp makes up one component of Ray's favourite way of sleeping out when travelling, along with a hammock and mosquito net. The hootchie is otherwise known as a tarp or basha.

This excellent, multi-purpose flysheet is perfect for use when travelling light and on your own. It provides shelter from the sun and rain, as well as protection for precious belongings.

Features stitched-in loops so that it can easily be converted into a tent using a centre ridge pole, or made into a waterproof roof above a hammock. Also features 'popper' fasteners so that multiple Hootchies can be attached together to provide extended shelter if necessary.

Designed in Australian camouflage colours which blend in naturally with most surroundings, this hootchie is made from a tough 100-Denier Nylon with a PU coating.

Please note that the Guy Lines needed for this Hootchie are sold separately.

If you have snagged or ripped your Hootchie material, an airtight, watertight and puncture-resistant seal can be created by using the Tear-Aid Original Repair Patch Kit - Type A.

  • Dimensions: 2.7m long x 1.75m wide
  • Weight: 910g


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  Overseas deliveries
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Woodlore Limited
PO Box 3
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Product Reviews

Australian Camouflage Waterproof Hoochie/Tarp is rated 5/5 based on 10 customer reviews.

All of our product reviews are from customers with verified purchases.

Overall Rating:


  1 of 10

  A fantastic piece of kit! Lightweight and very practical. As used on the 'Introduction To Bushcraft' course. Also a great demonstration of customer service, especially by Harvey.  

  Tony Hulme
19th May, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 10

  This simple AUSCAM tarp has been tested for a couple of weeks in the bush. Very Easy to setup, water proof and is made from a tough material which is very durable. Highly recommended.  

  Filimon Undang
15th November, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 10

  After using a tarp on a Woodlore course I attended recently, I was very keen to purchase one for myself. They are great so long as you know how to set one up efficiently and pack it away again into a nice neat bundle. I'm sure the Hootchie will be the business in a variety of environments and situations and I'm looking forward to camping, minimalist style with it!  

  Jack Watson
3rd July, 2014

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 10

  Excellent kit. Other tarps I've used are too thin and as a result, tricky to handle or avoid tearing. This is tough and easy to fold or roll away. Comfortably big enough for one, workable for two if pitched low enough. Also makes a great porch for my solo tent without too much extra bulk. The Aussie camo looks unique in the Peak District too! Great service and reliable, confidence inspiring kit as usual. If Woodlore sells it, I'm confident using it.  

  Paul Curtis
8th June, 2014

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 10

  Wow! What a great tarp. It's so light, a very good quality and in many ways useful (tent, sleeping bag, raincoat, yukon pack, and so on). Many thanks to your advice Ray.  

  Patrik Di Lena
14th November, 2013

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 10

  As usual, the Woodlore attention to quality and function shines through. Tough, well made and light. If you need one, this one is very good.  

  Paul Cobham
29th May, 2013

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 10

  Didn't need it, just wanted to treat myself after the Fundamental Bushcraft Course. In comparison to my bigger Tatonka tarps it's not really lighter, but definitely more robust and more sexy - once all guy-lines are neatly set, it's a beauty to watch this thing withstand some serious weather! Beautiful, robust piece of kit! Who needs a tent? Who actually wants a tent after a tarp experience?  

  Lukas Cerny
18th March, 2013

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 10

  I used the flysheet as an additional cover over my Hilleberg tent to make a protected doorway, as we camped in Northern Spain. First night of camping needless to say we had a torrential downpour, even though it was very hot. The following morning the underside of the cover was very wet with condensation. The outer had the droplets of rain on its fabric. My partner was not impressed as she got wet on leaving the tent and catching the cover as she crawled out. However, during subsequent thunderstorms the cover did its job. So initial disappointment was overcome. So I'm not sure you could use it as a single cover in a very moist hot climate? Overall though I'm pleased with my purchase.  

  Michael Clayton
27th August, 2012

Rated: 4/5

  9 of 10

  Since my first night under the Hootchie I never went back into a tent. Even on family camping trips I take my Hootchie. It's lightweight, robust and quick to set up (not like most other tents!). The beauty of waking up, seeing & smelling the nature around you can hardly be described.  

23rd August, 2012

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 10

  Outstanding product! Corners reinforced with rubber and button snaps, loops and all stress points double sewn and reinforced with button snaps. compares to military basha. Excellent colour, water tight 8'11' x 5'8.5'. Made in Australia. Love it!  

  Jack Elam (Usa)
10th March, 2011

Rated: 5/5

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