Rendezvous™ Sun Shield 120 and 200 Shelters
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.
- Protected Coverage: Now featuring a UPF of 50+ for excellent UV protection, the Rendezvous™ Sun Shield 120 & 200 create nearly 120 square feet and 200 square feet of protected coverage at camp. DWR waterproof coating.
- Stable: The shelters' unique 7-point design pitches taut and remains stable in high winds.
- Versatile: Shelter height can be increased with the use of additional accessory poles.
- Includes: Wing, (2) poles, stakes, guy lines, stuff sack, setup instructions.
|120 Wing||200 Wing|
|Minimum Weight (Standard)||3 lbs 4 oz||6 lbs|
|Minimum Weight (Metric)||1.47 kg||2.77 kg|
|Packaged Weight (Standard)||3 lbs 9 oz||6 lbs 12 oz|
|Packaged Weight (Metric)||1.62 kg||3.06 kg|
|Floor Dimensions (Standard) in||149 x 144 in||216 x 192 in|
|Floor Dimensions (Metric) cm||380 x 360 cm||550 x 480 cm|
|Number of Poles||(2) Aluminum 16mm x 6'||(2) Aluminum 22mm x 7' 6|
|Interior Peak Height (Standard)||Variable in||Variable in|
|Interior Peak Height (Metric)||Variable cm||Variable cm|
|Packed Size (Standard)||20 x 6 in||25 x 6 in|
|Packed Size (Metric)||51 x 15 cm||64 x 15 cm|
|Rainfly Fabric||68D ripstop polyester 1500mm polyurethane and DWR||68D ripstop polyester 1500mm polyurethane and DWR|
|Country of Origin||Imported||Imported|
For long-term storage, keep your tent in a dry and cool area, out of direct sunlight. Store it outside of its stuff sack, as you would a sleeping bag, in a breathable, over-sized cotton or mesh duffel for protection. On the cheap, an old pillowcase is ideal.
- Weather Conditions: High humidity, low temperatures, and rainy conditions create the most condensation.
- People: We produce about 1 - 2 pints of moisture per night through breathing and skin evaporation.
- Wet Environment: Wet ground or wet gear stored inside the tent.
To start, the tent body and ceiling are made of breathable and mesh fabrics. This allows moisture to escape the interior of your tent. However, it must also be able to escape the waterproof fly, and every MSR rainfly has a peak vent that provides protection from the outside, while still allowing essential, free-flowing fresh air to move through your tent. You can also leave a door open in good weather, or take advantage of the double sliders on the doors to vent from the top where warm and moist air tends to accumulate. Make sure to leave at least two vents open if possible, allowing any breeze to provide cross-flow ventilation for maximum circulation. Guying out your rainfly will also increase ventilation in hot or humid conditions.
Video: What causes condensation in a tent
At MSR, we voluntarily follow ASTM International F 1934-98 standards around these two tent industry terms. In accordance with this standard, packaged weight includes the total weight of the packaged contents off the shelf. Minimum weight, by comparison, refers to the combined weight of the tent body, rainfly (if applicable) and tent poles, but not any of the other items that may appear in the package, such as tent stakes, guy cords, stuff sack, etc.
Many MSR backpacking tents can be pitched using only the rainfly, poles and footprint, and in our tent specs we call this non-industry standard setup option our Fast & Light weight.
To learn more about packaged weight vs. minimum, and the manufacturing processes that can affect them, check out our blog post on the topic.
Here are a few reasons for those weight variances:
- Coating variances: The thickness in coatings on tent fabric can vary a bit from one tent to another. Fabrics are produced in batches and called “lots,” and there can be a slight weight difference between lots as well as within lots.
- Fabric variances: Because tent fabric is hand cut in up to 200 layers at once, some pieces may be cut just outside the line, making certain parts slightly larger and thus heavier.
- Scale accuracy: At MSR, weights are determined using our calibrated lab scales, which are more accurate than normal household scales.
- Added products: Brands may decide at the last minute to include more stakes or guy cords, which will add to the packaged weight.
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