Don't think of the Rig 21 as just a large tarp suitable for a small group: it is also a useful addition to any outdoor person's kit list.
As a tarp it is pretty big and this helps when you are camped for a few days as you can sleep and hide from the rain pretty easily. It's also a pretty big awning, so even if you are just camping out with the family this makes a great dining shelter or massive windbreak. We have even found ourselves using one on the side of the M1; an awful lot cosier than if we didn't have it.
There are cheaper alternatives around, but not with this performance. With both the Rig 21 and Rig 7 we have chosen a fabric that is awesome, rather than one to hit a price point. Pretty much all the cost goes into the fabric, so if we double the cost of the fabric then we pretty much double the cost of the tarp.
- Ideal for groups
- Stuff sack included
- Guy ropes and poles (pictured above) not included
- 3 Year Alpine Bond
Sleeps: 4 - 8
Fabric: 30D PU coated siliconised Cordura fabric Attachment points: 24 reinforced hypalon rig points: 8 lifter tabs, 16 exterior tie down points
Total Weight (inc. stuff sack): 1035 g Open dimensions: 4.3 m x 2.8 m Stuffed size: 9 x 17 x 24 cm
Author: Joe O'Leary Read More: here
My minimalist tarp set up using the Alpkit rig 3.5. Absolutely crazily small pack size but full coverage. This set up was similar in size to a typical hooped bivvy tent so only really suitable for overnight.