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ponchos

Postby alc101ma » Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:36 pm

Hey Gang,

I normally just pack a light weight REI rain jacket but I want to replace that with a poncho that can also cover my pack. I have a tent so I don't need an expensive sil tarp/poncho combo or anything fancy.

So, is this a case of just get whatever because a simple poncho is just a simple poncho? It may be a stupid question but I figured I'd ask before spending money.
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Re: ponchos

Postby sparky » Sat Jun 20, 2015 11:27 pm

yeah just dont get the "emergency" ponchos. The thicker ones sold at your national chain sporting good stores or international evil empire stores for around 20$ usually weigh in around 10-14 oz, cover your pack and can last for a couple seasons if you are gentle with them as they tear easy. You wont be bushwacking with them on. They can handle some abuse though....mine double as a ground sheet occasionally during breaks as long as it is nice grass or sand or duff. I also will use it as extra insulation under my sleeping pad if its unusually cold
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Re: ponchos

Postby k9mark » Sun Jun 21, 2015 9:53 am

Its not fashionable, but my old military poncho and liner work just fine which you could pick up cheap at any surplus store
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Re: ponchos

Postby alc101ma » Sun Jun 21, 2015 6:00 pm

Thanks. Just picked up a couple of Coghlans. Hopefully they just sit in the floating lid the whole time...
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