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MSR Twing Shelter


    MSR Twing Shelter

    This airy, minimalist, shaped tarp offers weather and sun protection with tons of ventilation. See details

    • $299.95

    Item # 762742

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    This airy, minimalist, shaped tarp offers weather and sun protection with tons of ventilation.

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    This airy, minimalist, shaped tarp offers weather and sun protection with tons of ventilation.

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    This airy, minimalist, shaped tarp offers weather and sun protection with tons of ventilation.

    • You get 68 sq. ft. of coverage for under 2 lbs.
    • Catenary design increases airflow for added comfort in hot, muggy climates
    • Ultralight ripstop nylon fabric reduces weight and sheds water with a polyurethane and silicone coating
    • Can be set up using your own trekking poles, guylines or a combination of both
    • Features taped seams, reinforced stress points, and ultralight stake loops
    • Includes stuff sacks, needle stakes and attached guylines with tensioners

    Please note: MSR products can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.


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    MSR Twing Shelter Specs
    Best use
    1 lb. 14 oz.
    0.85 kilograms
    2 lbs. 4 oz.
    6 x 8 inches
    100 x 90 inches
    254 x 229 centimeters
    68 square feet
    Coated ripstop nylon
    Non-freestanding shelter
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    MSR Twing Shelter

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    MSR Twing Shelter is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A PERFECT shelter Just completed the John Muir Trail thru-hike with the Twing. Perfect. Lightweight, easily set up, withstands all types of weather... I wouldn't have taken anything else. We had three nights of rain and a three-hour hail storm - as well as several nights of 30+ mph winds above 12k... The Twing took it all like a champ. You MUST choose your site carefully to avoid run-off dampening things... and there is zero bug protection - but that is expected with any type of tarp shelter. We didn't have any critters or bugs thanks to the altitude and temps - and if I used this in buggier climates/locations, I'd take a bugnet of some kind. But you can't beat the ease and weight of this baby. It easily covered two large men and all their gear. Additionally, it's handsome. Everyone recognized us on the trail and it always came up in gear-talk. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to anyone... and will buy another if this one ever wears out. Thank you MSR!
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great port in a storm I wasn't sure whether or not I should get this (mostly because it's 3 rimes more expensive than any tarp I've ever gotten) but I wound up really liking it! It reminds me of a 4 season tent's shell without the floor or poles. You can even lower the "door" (of which there is only one by the way) if the wind picks up and you start to get a bit chilly. It sets up in about 5 minutes and I've noticed that time decreasing as I get used to it. It also stood up to 25-30mph winds with no problem; just make sure the guylines are tight. It's light enough that I would be more than willing to take it on solo trips, yet I can easily fit in it along with 2 of my friends and all of our gear (I'm 6'10" 210lbs and one of my buddies is 6'4" 320lbs so this is not a common ability for us in a light backpacking tent). It's surprisingly warm inside which is kind of a double edged sword. In the mountains where it stays mostly cool and in areas where there is a high chance of rain, this is the best tarp I've ever used. Combined with a good ground cloth I would even consider using this for winter camping. If you are hiking in an area where it's going to be hot 24/7, not a high chance of moisture and shade is a premium concern, go with a more traditional tarp that allows a better breeze to get through. It comes with MSR Mini Ground Hog stakes which work pretty good but I would look at getting the Standard Ground Hogs (that's what I did at least). I sometimes inter mix them with the standard size being used by the door, where the wind can catch the hardest and the Minis everywhere else. Over all, it hurts to put this kind of money down for a tarp but after words the benefits are well worth it.
    Date published: 2014-03-21

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