Rab Silwing Tarp Shelter

Weighs 345g
Code: SS14806
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RAB's Silwing Tarp Shelter is a shaped tarp which allows for a more taught pitch than simple rectangular models.

RAB says:

At 8ft long by 7ft wide the Silwing provides approximately 56 sq ft (5.2 sq m) of coverage which is sufficient for up to 2 people. The seam line is catenary cut - its shaped to follow the natural curve between two suspended ends. The outside edges have dual curves so the roof rigs effortlessly into a taut smooth shape. Its very stable in wind and doesn't collect rain in pools at the edges.  

With 8 reinforced light webbing tie-out points the SilWing can be set up on trekking poles or between trees in a versatile array of configurations. The edges are bound and reinforced with coated nylon to increase the seam strength and the tie out points durability. The SilWing is supplied with 30ft (9m) of 2.2mm ParaLine.


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Rab's Silwing is a superbly designed tarp! Catenary cut tarps allow you to get a tighter pitch although they also allow more of the weather under the sides.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

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  • Catenary cut
  • Reinforced pegging points
  • Supplied with rigging lines
  • Colour: Olive Green or Grey
  • Weight: 345g
  • Sleeps: 1 / 2
  • Packed Size: 20cm long x 10cm diameter
  • Length: 8` Width: 7`
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Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
August 3, 2020 | 4seasonbackpacking
Strong light weight waterproof

This is the first tarp I have ever bought after years of using tents. I wanted to see the sky at night for a change. I found it very easy to put up, being new to tarps. I use a walking pole on the front and a selfie stick on the back. I used it in fields on hills and in woodland. I had it in heavy rain and my sleeping bag remained dry. If you're new to tarps or want a good light weight tarp then this is for you.

Ultralight Outdoor Gear Limited
December 30, 2016 | Dougie Walker
Waterproof. Flexible. Robust.

This is a great tarp giving plenty of options in terms of how to pitch. I've used it in all seasons and weathers in the Scottish Highlands and it has never let me down. Super lightweight and packable with an almost silky feel. It's tough though and with the foot end pegged flush to the ground and directed into the wind, it will keep the weather out.

I use it with MSR mini groundhog pegs and get a good taut set up that feels solid even in strong winds. I'd recommend having two walking poles so if the weather is fair you can pitch it high at both ends to give a bit more room. I'd recommend the Leki poles with the swift and easy click lock.

Even with the foot end flush to the ground it will provide enough room for two people - you'll probably struggle a bit to get much kit under there so if you are cohabiting I'd take a poncho to wrap kit up in. Fjällräven's poncho is pricey but very reliable.

Highly recommended - it's been with me for a couple of years now and still feels brand new. One of my favourite pieces of kit, if not my favourite.

Ultralight Outdoor Gear Limited