MSR Zing tarp

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MSR Zing tarp

Postby hoadie72 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:35 pm

Hi,

Does anyone have any experience with this, or similar tarps?

http://www.cascadedesigns.com/msr/tents ... ng/product

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It's pricey at $350 US but it has advantages in terms of simplicity and flexibility of setup for a single camper, as well as being quieter than a poly-tarp, and I'm sure there's a cheap Chinese knockoff :grin:

Thoughts anyone?
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Re: MSR Zing tarp

Postby Robert A » Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:26 pm

Hey it might be worth checking out the Luxe Batwing as an alternative it is cheaper, but the quality is almost as good it has a heavier nylon but is polyurethane coated instead of silicon as the MSR has. swings and round abouts really considering it is half the price!
http://www.hikelight.com.au/prod139.htm
These guys are based in Victoria they have a retail store in altara i think and i've dealt with the owner before and seen quite a few luxe tents, the quality is surprising considering they are hong kong based brand.
anyway worth a thought.
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Re: MSR Zing tarp

Postby Robert A » Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:27 pm

yeah sorry they're actually in melbourne not altara
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Re: MSR Zing tarp

Postby hoadie72 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:37 pm

Good stuff, thank you very much!
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Re: MSR Zing tarp

Postby GollyGee » Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:57 pm

I looked into this last year and ended up going with one of these from Wilderness Equipment http://www.wildequipment.com.au/ (look under Tents > Super Light). Apart from the price difference, my reasoning was that I could set up one of these in more configurations than the MSR one.

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Re: MSR Zing tarp

Postby Lin » Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:23 pm

Would you use it to tarp over your tent? For that purpose they do look good.
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Re: MSR Zing tarp

Postby GollyGee » Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:48 am

Yep. I have a little hiking tent so it covers the tent and provides a good sheltered area too.

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Re: MSR Zing tarp

Postby hoadie72 » Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:22 am

Lin wrote:Would you use it to tarp over your tent? For that purpose they do look good.

That's the idea Lin, and to give a bit of shade.. it's often too hot to sit in the vestibule of dome tents if you're trying to escape from the sun, and i'm looking for options that I can erect myself and pack compactly - eg so I can take on a motorbike. If you're somewhere privacy (or bugs) is not an issue, then could get away with not even using a tent. So max 2 poles would be perfect.

GollyGee, thanks for the one you posted - I saw that after I made this thread and it does look much more versatile and practical given it's rectangular shape.
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