Scramble's G-Mod 38
The G-Mod 38 is a minimalist, ultralight tarp designed to be setup quickly in harsh conditions with minimal fuss. Targeted specifically at bivvy, hooped bivvy and UL tent users, the G-Mod 38 provides 3.8 sqm of cover with enough width to offer meaningful shelter in stormy conditions. Colour-coded, high retraction attachment loops aid setup in poor light and help reduce stress on ultralight tarp poles in high winds, while Cordura reinforcements and Dyneema/Polyester cord loops offer superb tear resistance and load tolerance. With an impressively small pack size and weighing in at around 280g (including stuff sack) the G-Mod 38 may be lightweight but it's proven, over years of testing, that it's tough enough to handle itself in extremely challenging conditions.
If you're unsure what this is about, we strongly recommend looking over our full outline of the G-Mod 35 and 38 tarps and also the companion piece "Reasons To Go Modular" to see why the G-Mod tarps were developed and the issues they were designed to remedy.
|Main Fabric: 20D Silicone Coated 360T Ripstop Nylon||-|
|Treatments: Silicone (Top), PU (Seam-Taped Underside)||-|
|Attachment Points: 420D PU Coated Ripstop Cordura (Number = )||8|
|Attachment Loops: Dyneema/Polyester Cord + High Retraction Elasticated Cord (Corners Only)||8 x 1.5mm / 4 x 3mm|
|Dimensions: Length x Width (Coverage)||210 x 180 cm (3.78 sqm)|
|Tarp Weight (measured): Tarp + Tarp Bag||274g + 6g = ~280g (+/-10g)|
|Scramble's G-Mod 38 (Introductory) Price on SYSTEM||£54.00|
When we began development of the G-Mod solo tarps, we wanted the 210 x 180 pre-fabricated material, but at that time could only source 205 x 170cm and thus the G-Mod 35 was born (now we're struggling to get hold of the 205 x 170cm - such is life).
We're pleased to say that we can now offer our original design in the form of the G-Mod 38s. These are 10cm wider and 5cm longer than the G-Mod 35s and provide 0.3 square meters of additional cover. They're a little heavier as a consequence, but pack down almost as small and cost the same. Worth the extra 50g in our opinion.
They look identical, so we've used the same product photo for both the G-Mod 35 and G-Mod 38 (except on the scales - see below). But to give you an idea of the difference here's the effect of those extra centimeters:
Development Versus Final Release Models
As was noted in our G-Mod 35 Development Release note, the main difference between the Development versions and the Final Release models is how the edges of the corner attachment points are finished.
The final versions employ a more fiddly (for us) but ultimately tidier solution, where the "one-piece" Cordura attachment points are cut with tabs that wrap around at the edges. These are then stitched to the two layers of Cordura above, meaning there is no edge stitching to protect.
These tarps also have a slightly heavier duty silicone coating which adds a few extra grams and creates some minor variability in weight (about +/-10g). The only other difference is that we've upgraded the cord stoppers on the stuff sacks (see last image below).
A Brief Note on Perfection
The G-Mod attachment points are cut by hand, so there will be some minor variation. We state this because so many products today are mass produced and cut by machine. At Scramble we make things, not to look pretty and perfect but to perform in tough conditions. So we ask for a little leniency when it comes to the look of things, but are happy to be judged firmly on how those things actually perform in the field.
All G-Mod tarps come with a 3 year warranty and an extended 90 day return policy.
G-Mod 38 Product Images
Last Updated: 20/05/18