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NRS Ultralight Wing

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$179.95

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Lightweight, compact, essential shelter for touring and self support whitewater kayakers, backpackers, etc. Pitch the NRS UltraLight Wing to protect yourself from the elements.
  • A full 130 square feet of 40-denier coated nylon provides shade from the sun and waterproof protection from rain and wind.
  • Pockets in the corners let you prop up the Wing with your paddles. Pockets have 12" wide opening, tapering to 6".
  • Four 20' nylon tiedown cords, with reflective ticking and metal tensioners, provide good rigging options.
  • Nine reinforced webbing loops give multiple options for tiedown and rigging of the Wing.

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Material: 40-denier ripstop nylon fabric
Dimensions: 137" x 137", 130 square feet
Weight: 2.3 lbs
Features:
  • Nine webbing tiedown loops
  • Corner paddle blade support pockets, 12" opening, tapering to 6"

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NRS Ultralight Wing
 
3.3

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Cons

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5.0

Shelter from the Storm

By Rick

from DFW

About Me Avid Adventurer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Lightweight
  • Waterproof
  • Windproof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backpacking
    • Beach
    • BikePacking
    • Canoe tripping
    • Car Camping

    Comments about NRS Ultralight Wing:

    First off, I can not believe anyone would leave a sylnylon tarp up in 30 to 40 mph winds and expect it to survive. I really appreciate all the different configurations that are available with this tarp. Very awesome (9 different tie downs)! I generally take stakes and collapsible poles with me, and also bought additional guy lines. It has become a standard piece of gear in my kit.

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Comfort Driven
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Seam Ripped

    By FzyMtnMan

    from Mill City, Oregon

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Waterproof

    Cons

    • Seams are the weak spot

    Best Uses

    • Backpacking
    • shade

    Comments about NRS Ultralight Wing:

    The light weight is great and it sheds rain well. Multiple configuration possibilities is extremely helpful and a must have in the wilderness.
    We experienced sustained winds of 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph. We used the high center loop as an anchor point to a tree branch above to hold the center area up. The seam along the high center loop failed and ripped. For the price, I feel this product should be bomb-proof.

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Minimalist
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Versatile

    By Sea Fox

    from Barcelona, Spain

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fly Works Well
    • Lightweight
    • Sturdy

    Cons

    • Collects Condensation
    • Difficult To Set Up

    Best Uses

    • Beach

    Comments about NRS Ultralight Wing:

    This wing was actually bigger than we were expecting, but it is very versatile and can be set-up for different purposes. We recently took it in a kayak trip around menorca where we used it as a sun screen at the beach and also a shelter at night and we were generally happy with the results. Some diagrams suggesting set-up options might have been helpful, but you can get creative. We used the kayaks, paddles, trees in different spots to achieve the desired shelter/angle. Is lightweight and easy to transport, but if you are back-packing and looking for real protection from the elements, I would opt for a tent. This wing does not come with stakes and I would suggest bringing some to facilitate set-up.

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Minimalist
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    • NRS Ultralight Wing

      Q:

      How small does it pack?
      Asked on 6/7/2014 by coolcanoechic from Raymond, NH

      6 answers

      • A:

        About the size of a cigar box.

        Answered on 7/8/2015 by Pete from Bend, OR
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Table
        The wing packs as small as a back pack pillow very nice and well made

        Answered on 6/10/2014 by Michael from Santa Cruz California
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        About the size of a science textbook.

        Answered on 6/7/2014 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        About the size of a plastic bag full of six (6) english muffins

        Answered on 6/7/2014 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        about 8" to 10" diameter and 18" - 20" long

        Answered on 6/7/2014 by Anonymous
      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        It comes packed 7" x 10" x 2".

        Answered on 6/9/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • NRS Ultralight Wing

      Q:

      How would this work with two generic tent poles?
      Asked on 3/3/2014 by Papa Bear from Albuquerque, NM

      4 answers

      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        I use MSR adjustable tent poles sometimes with my setup. Work perfectly.

        Answered on 3/4/2014 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        The Ultralight Wing works well with any poles. We use telescoping poles to
        adjust the height, but we have also used oars, leftover poles from
        sun-blasted tents, or even a rope strung between trees. Depending on your
        pole ends, you may need some cord and/or duct tape to mate the poles to the
        wing.
        One caution I would add is that the fabric is too thin to block out much
        sunlight. I have been looking for a reflective fabric paint, without any
        luck so far. NRS, how much more expensive would it be to make this wing
        with an aluminized layer, like a space blanket?

        Answered on 3/3/2014 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        It should be fine. I like the tarp a lot but it is quite big (ideal for
        tent and some extra space underneath) and so I wouldn't recommend small
        poles. Also you'll need to use the 'rope guidelines' to tight it.
        My only 'complain' would be the type of rope guidelines' provided which
        could be better...
        Hope that helps us a nice tarp...

        Answered on 3/3/2014 by Sea Fox from Barcelona, Spain
      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        With "generic poles" can't say for sure. The ends of the wing have webbing loops that would be difficult to mate with a tent pole. Also, the wing has a big wind signature that could test the strength of many types of tent poles.

        Answered on 3/3/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • NRS Ultralight Wing

      Q:

      How tall can this be, do i need a tree to install this?
      Asked on 9/24/2012 by Mayra from Cusco, Peru

      3 answers

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Nine webbing loops give multiple tiedown options and pockets in the corners let you use paddles or oars to support it. A loop in the center allows you to attach it to a tree limb, if you have one handy.

        Answered on 9/25/2012 by Clyde from NRS
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        It's a very versatile fly, so your imagination is the only limitation.
        Cheers,
        Scott

        Answered on 9/25/2012 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        Having a couple of trees would be great, indeed. The thing is that it is
        quite big and sometimes it is not so easy to use while on a beach (i.e. on
        the sand) but with some imagination you can use the kayaks and paddles.
        Works great if you camp in the forest (you could even set the tent
        underneath)....
        Rgrds

        Answered on 9/26/2012 by Sea Fox from Barcelona, Spain
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