UL Overhang

Wilderness Equipment

Engineered tarps for the fast and light. This ultra-light range of Overhangs uses 30 denier high-tenacity nylon 66 fabric with a silicone elastomer coating on BOTH sides. The high relative strength and natural elasticity of this fabric make it an ideal choice for these tensile canopies. The silicone takes care of the UV exposure. Don't be fooled, these simple looking products incorporate an uncommon level of sophisticated design and construction detail to make them the best pitching and strongest available. Our trade-mark tear-drop guy attachment is now years old. We devised it, not as a universal guy cord pouch but because simple triangular reinforcing patches build-in new weaknesses. There is hardly a trip that we don't take an Overhang along - when we didn't, we usually wished we had! They are so useful during stops en route and on wet lay days. Looking at the medium size, at roughly 3 metres square and just 700 grams you can easily see why.

Small Medium Large
Code WE02564 WE02563 WE02562
Colour Eucalypt
Packed Weight  0.55kg 0.70kg 1.06kg
Fabric Siliconised 30 denier Nylon 66, 1500mm HH sil/sil coating
Dimensions (length x width m) 2.00m × 2.95m 3.00m × 2.95m 4.00m × 2.95m
Packed size (length x diameter cm) 22cm × 8cm 22cm × 10cm 22cm × 12cm

About the UL Overhang

All sizes in the Overhang range feature a reinforced ridge seam and simple, fully-catenary-cut fabric panels either side of this main seam. The guys attach to the tarp fabric body via our unique design, tear-drop shaped, reinforced, double-layer patches that incorporate pockets into which guy cords can be stashed. These patches that distributes stress into the fabric panels better than any other simple reinforcement system. You can have confidence that your Overhang will resist high winds and, thanks to the guy cord pocket feature, it won't come out of its stuff sac a hopeless tangle of cords!

The ultralight 30d Nylon tent fabric is the optimal fabric choice for a shelter expected to perform in a wide range of conditions where weight is critical. The silicone coating offers UV protection to fine denier yarns, and hydrophobia nature makes for fast shedding of water. A well cared for and maintained UL 30d Overhang will give many years of reliable service.

 (Be warned: In Australia, as elsewhere, respect for original design IP is pretty thin on the ground. Our guy attachment design has been copied and we advise you not to purchase these copies. The reason is not that we are precious about our technically informed inventiveness but that the tarps we have seen not only use the dodgiest fabric but are also REALLY BADLY made - just what you would expect at the price).

Overhang Large (4.5m long × 2.95m wide)

This is the Overhang for Outdoor Education groups and commercial operators. It's also the one if you’re going lightweight with all the family or a group of friends. The large Overhang makes an ideal cooking or field meeting shelter. It's big enough to work effectively pitched up a little higher. A favourite in Tasmania.

Overhang Medium (3m long × 2.95m wide)

The medium size Overhang is a good compromise for small groups use or a family of four. Pitch it low if it's windy. Fill in one end with your packs. Weight down one point to collect water. Use it as a big ground sheet for packing up on, organising gear and distributing food loads.

Overhang Small (2m long × 2.95m wide)

A nice size for solo trips with your bivibag. Put it up when the rain sets in and you need to cook, use it across the face of a rock shelter for extra protection or use it as a ground sheet whenever the need arises.