Now featuring a UPF of 50+ for excellent UV protection, the Rendezvous Sun Shield 200 is ideal for sun, rain and wind protection for up to a dozen people.
Updated with a UPF of 50+, the Rendezvous Sun Shield provides excellent sun, wind and rain protection at campsites and gathering areas. Available in two sizes, this uniquely designed, extremely stable shelter lets you set up a protected communal area at camp. The 120 version creates a 120-square-foot open area around campsites that offers protection from sun, rain, and wind for 1-4 people, and at 1.43 kg (3 lb 3 oz), it’s light enough for one person to pack and carry, even into the backcountry. With its more expansive 200-square-foot wingspan, the larger size is the ideal upgrade to your basecamping experience and perfect for sheltering up to a dozen people.
The Rendezvous Sunshield 200 Wing is a durable tarp to provide protection from the elements up to 2 people.
The two ends of MSR's Rendezvous have specific metal pole fixtures these are the best options to use the supplied tarp poles with, but you aren't limited to those two points, each corner has a tough sleeve that will also take a pole. These deep pockets at the corners make it easy to get your pole secured and makes sure they don't pop out in the wind. The guy loops are a good size, making them less fiddly than some when trying to attach guy ropes.
The rendezvous is made of very durable material, it has over-engineered components for added strength and comes with heavy duty cord along with MSR Groundhog Stakes. So, there are lighter options out there but they won't outlast this tarp.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear