A large lightweight sil-nylon tarp that can change shape and be set-up in almost infinite ways.
Origami for the outback: with only one trekking pole, the Wing Tarp UL can be turned into an emergency tent for up to 2 people. The intelligent design allows various setups. For example, the wings can be folded and used as floor. If the tarp is completely stretched out, it offers generous spaciousness. In addition, it can be used as awning or coupled to almost all VAUDE tents to extend the vestibule. To protect the environment, the flysheet was made with resource-efficient and environment-friendly manufacturing in accordance with the bluesign® standard.
The heptagonal shape of Vaude's Wingtarp SUL 2P gives you a lot of options for different set-ups, there are popper buttons at each corner that allow you to change the shape of the tarp easily. You can fold it in half or two-thirds and still have a taut pitch. Each corner also has a loop to peg out and there's a further loop on the centre seam towards the front of the tarp to potentially hang it from a tree.
Underneath you get a trekking pole or tarp pole holder, this has adjustment on it so it will tighten to fit around practically all types of poles. It's most suited to sticking the handle of your trekking pole into, or a tarp pole with and end cap rather than a spike, as the lightweight fabric could get damaged at this area by something sharp.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear