This chainring is awesome because you do not need to run a chain guide. Running a chain guide adds almost all of the weight that is lost with a 1x setup, but this eliminates that problem. I have used the chainring in Moab on Porcupine Rim and Captain Ahab and it worked perfectly.
Made in USA. Great quality from a really cool company. As a bonus they are made right here in MN. Raceface W/N might be a few bucks cheaper, but aren't made here by guys that actually ride and race bikes like Wolf Tooth does.