Our Boy Scout Troop has one of these and it is great. It does not make any noise when the wind is blowing. We had some rough weather one night, the wind was blowing my 3 man Kelty tent to within a few inches of my nose. The next morning, this MSR Wing was still up, in place with only one stake loose!
If you are over 6 ft tall you will need to rig it so that the middle does not rub your head.
Mississippi Scout Master
Price Paid: $240
Well designed and well made, thats how I'd describe it. I really like the velcro pockets that stow away each guyline. They keep them from getting tangled which is great when setting up in a rain. The "rock buster" stakes are beefy and hold in high winds and all stress points are bar tacked.
I work with juvenile delinquents and take them backpacking and have had 14 people under it. I'm 6'3" and can stand under it. It is heavy but the name ought to give that away. Lots of setup configurations are possible and it works great as a front porch for a tent. It's also worked great on gravel/sand bars as a sun shade. I've been around several other tarps and none compare.
Price Paid: $175
This is a great tarp for car camping, going to the park or for your patio. I bought it for car camping in the Rockies. It also sets up perfect from my back door over our picnic table. It is up right now. It is raining now and it we even just got some light hail. No problem.
You can use trekking poles on any of the side guy points. I even have a trekking pole in the center from the picnic table. This tarp comes with everything you need too, unlike some products were you don't have enough stakes. The stakes are large plastic and have a nice groove for the guy line to run through so it will not slip off.
Very nice tarp. It is heavy though so I cannot imagine anyone packing this unless they split all the parts between a handful of people.
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On large expeditions or the grounds of a 3-day music festival, protect your group from the sun, wind and rain underneath 200 square feet of durable nylon with the Outfitter Wing from MSR. Full height and shape adjustability via a 7-point design gives you setup options, as the polyurethane-coated nylon tarp is strategically cut to reduce wind-caused noise and flapping.
- Mountain Gear
Free Shipping. MSR OutfitterWing Shelter (Fall 2007) OVERSIZE ITEM: We cannot ship this product by any expedited shipping method (3-Day, 2-Day or Next Day). Even if you pick that option, it will still go Ground Shipping. Sorry for being so mean. The OutfitterWing Shelter by MSR provides the same great coverage as the 19' ParaWing(TM) along with more room and a bomber 7-point design for multiple configuration options. Specifications: Type: Wing Capacity: 6-12 person Wing Weight: 5 lbs 8 oz (2.5 kg) Packed Weight: 10 lbs 4 oz (4.6 kg) Dimensions: 16' x 18' (4.8 x 5.5 m) Wing Area: 200 sqft (18 sqm) Features: Ideal for Big Groups: Or any situation when maximum size and protection is important. Versatile: Unique 7-point design gives choice of setup options and configurations. Quiet, Stable, and Strong: No annoying flapping in the wind, as with cheap tarps. Includes 2 8-foot poles.
A great base-camp shelter. The MSR Outfitter Wing provides the same great coverage as the 19' ParaWing along with more room and a bomber 7-point design for multiple configuration options. Two 8 ft poles and 7 stakes included.
The MSR? Outfitter Wing2; provides the same great coverage as the 19' ParaWing2; along with more room and a bomber 7-point design for multiple configuration options. The OutfitterWing is perfect for guides with big groups, keeping them out of the sun, wind or rain. Setup is a snap and the Outfitter Wing will not flap in the wind like cheaper tarps. Comes with two 8 ft. poles and eight Rockbuster stakes. The unique 7 point design gives a multitude of setup options. The OutfitterWing couples with the MSR Boardroom; for added coverage.