This is the piece of gear that is what you need when you need it!
The Poncho is my choice for rain gear for Ultralight Backpacking! It's lightweight yet extremely durable and it's multi-function means I bring one piece of gear rather than three.
As a Rain Poncho: All the features you would expect, plus some! Durable snaps to hold things in place during bad weather, a generous hood that will accommodate most hats and a connector to shorten the hood if desired. It's long enough to fully cover about any backpack. Tie outs allow you to connect it to your pack assuring full coverage and allowing it to be convertible! While on the move, you can throw it over your shoulder, then when the next storm lets loose reach over and pull it back over your head! Perfection!
As a Shelter: It can be set up in several standard tarp shelter configurations, but I like it tied out on all four corners with a stick up at an angle in the hood! It has 12 tie-outs so securing it for bad weather is no problem!
As a Hammock: It comes with two 20ft lengths of US made Para Cord (40ft total) that are easily dropped through loops on each end, then tied off to trees for a peaceful slumber under the stars!
As a Ground Cloth: It's made of very durable 1.9 Oz Ripstop Silnylon so it can take some abuse and remain reliable!
Most Ultralight gear is so thin and flimsy you only get one or two trips and they blow out! This is Ultralight because it's multi purpose! The lightest thing in your pack is what you didn't bring!
Ponchos are Made to order and are normally ready to ship within 1 week.
Standard poncho Specs:
- Compact packed size 4"x 9.5"
- Weight 18oz w/o the para cord 21oz total weight
- 1.9oz Rip Stop Silnylon
- 40ft of US Made 550 Para Cord
- Finished size is 8ft long and just less than 5ft wide
- 12 nylon webbing tie outs (more durable than grommets)
- Made in the USA
Coyote Brown Poncho Specs:
- All specs as above with the following extra benefits:
- Compacts down to 2.5" diameter x 8" long,
- and weighs 14 ounces.
- It is a step up in Nylon fabric (6.6 Nylon) and double coated with silicone.
- 4" Wider
- Made in the USA
Pictures of it as a hammock coming soon!