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Minimalist protection for one plus gear.

For a mere six ounces and the space of a beer can, the MSR E-Wing Tarp gives the ultralight, solo backpacker waterproof protection when a storm rolls in quickly. Use this versatile shelter as a poncho, a minimalist shelter with your trekking poles, or a cook tarp hung between branches. Its low weight and compact size also make it ideal as an emergency shelter for long day hikes.

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Can you fit a motorcycle underneath one...

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Can you fit a motorcycle underneath one of these?

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Seam sealed center ridge and was able to get it back in the smaller sack. Comes w/ 2 guylines, you really need 4 more.

I am building a homemader sailing rig for...

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I am building a homemader sailing rig for my kayak. I'm tempted to purchase this tarp/tent to use it as a spinnaker sail. It will serve dual purposes for camping and shelter from rain. Does anyone know the dimensions?

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It states in the spec list that it is 44 square feet. I have a similar one, and I think it should work for your sail, depending on your sail dimensions. Does make a great shelter though.

Can this actually be used as a poncho? I.E...

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Can this actually be used as a poncho? I.E does it have a hood/arm holes/etc
Will it survive a light shower? What about a downpour?

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Yes, the E-Wing could be used as an emergency poncho as it does have a hood. It is made to be an emergency shelter and isn't designed to take prolonged downpours (ie. seams aren't taped and the material is uncoated SilNylon). I've used it in light shower situations and have even been in heavy rain, although for only about 30 minutes. I didn't experience any severe leaks and was pleasantly surprised. It's super easy to set up and can be configured in many different ways. I think it's a must for anyone who doesn't want to carry a full shelter and uses trekking poles. Perfect for long dayhikes and summer weekend backpack trips (making sure the weather will be at least moderately good) where weight and pack size is critical...

Write your question here...what are the...

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Write your question here...what are the dimensions of the E-Wing tarp? Could it be used as a ground cloth in good weather?

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I wouldn't recommend using it as a ground cloth due to it's non-coated and super light weight material. It will wear out super fast. The best use is for moderate rainfall protection and sun protection. Once up, it will cover two sleeping bags and not much more. It's real intent is to be used as an emergency shelter (thus the 'E' in E-Wing). It can be used as an ultralight wing in desert conditions, but any super heavy rainfall will cause it to leak.

I've used this wing several times with excellent results. If used in the right conditions, it will give you just enough shelter to not worry. I live in the Rocky Mountain region of the country and often hike in desert conditions.

Has anyone out there used this? If so what...

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Has anyone out there used this? If so what did you think?

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I am 6'2" tall and it feels too short for me to use if there is any worry over weather. I got it to pair with a bivy sack, but have not actually gotten to test it yet. I still need to seam-seal the ridge. You def don't want to use it before doing so (I've read). You will never get it back into it's original size package but the stuff sack flips inside out to contain the expanded product.

What is the length at its longest point?

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What is the length at its longest point?

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The very top (ridgeline) which is the longest point is 10'.