Prion 85L Ocean WE07762
Much like its bigger cousin, the Lost World, this pack combines essential break-down modularity, compression ability and fit-out for alpine use with the strength, heavy-load comfort and weather-resistance demanded on extended, off-track journeys through rough, wet country. At 85+ litres the Prion 85 still has the capacity for long trips, where gear choices have been carefully made with a ?leave anything luxuries at home? mentality.
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).
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.
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.
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.