Engineered tarps for the fast and light. This ultra-light range of Overhangs uses 30 denier high-tenacity nylon 66 fabric with a silicone elastomer coating on BOTH sides. The high relative strength and natural elasticity of this fabric make it an ideal choice for these tensile canopies. The silicone takes care of the UV exposure.
Don t be fooled, these simple looking products incorporate an uncommon level of sophisticated design and construction detail to make them the best pitching and strongest available.
Our trade-mark tear-drop guy attachment is now years old. We devised it, not as a universal guy cord pouch but because simple triangular reinforcing patches build-in new weaknesses. There is hardly a trip that we don t take an Overhang along - when we didn t, we usually wished we had! They are so useful during stops en route and on wet lay days.
Looking at the medium size, at roughly 3 metres square and just 700 grams you can easily see why.
Comes with guy lines, and can also make a groundsheet
30 denier, 1500mm nylon 66 ripstop with silicone elastomer coating both sides.
Unique, reinforced guy points with integral pockets.
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All sizes in the Overhang range feature a reinforced ridge seam and simple, fully-catenary-cut fabric panels either side of this main seam. The guys attach to the tarp fabric body via our unique design, tear-drop shaped, reinforced, double-layer patches that incorporate pockets into which guy cords can be stashed. These patches distribute stress into the fabric panels better than any other simple reinforcement system. You can have confidence that your Overhang will resist high winds and, thanks to the guy cord pocket feature, it won't come out of its stuff sac a hopeless tangle of cords!
The choice of high-tenacity, 30d nylon 66 ripstop with silicone elastomer coatings on both faces gives these ultra-light Overhangs the best possible performance and durability, all at reduced weight. The silicone coatings improve repellency, snow shedding and UV resistance while maintaining much of the base fabric's tear strength. The energy absorbing elasticity of the nylon, combined with the strong guy attachment system give these light-weight tarps excellent performance in strong wind. Contrary to what might be expected, this lighter-weight fabric option presents no compromise to the life-expectancy of a properly cared for and maintained shelter. Choose this fabric option if every gram counts.
Just so you know, it is not possible to factory tape seal onto a silicone elastomer coating. No hot-melt adhesive sticks. It is possible that some water may wick through the ridge seam and mid-panel guy attachment points. To be absolutely sure that your lightweight Overhang is waterproof at these places they must be hand sealed with liquid silicone sealant available from your specialist retailer.
Wilderness Equipment’s story starts in the early 1970’s. Youthful enthusiasm, a student budget, and a commitment to endure poor conditions found Ian Maley manufacturing and testing his own gear in the South West of Australia. Over nearly 40 years of production Wilderness Equipment has built a reputation for durability and performance, and continues to have a strong commitment to making gear for life.
Small Ultra light overhang tarp shelterBy: Meredith Swalue on 1 May 2017I wanted a light quick shelter for hiking in rain. Did the job with not much extra weight.