Fabric: nylon ripstop
Price Paid: $126 Australian
This is a great poncho, it doubles as a bivy and is easy to set up and has ample space to cover your pack as well. I have been using it now for about 12 months and it is the best I have found. Can be used as a minimalist tarp /shelter or clips together as a bivy bag.
Like all nylon type products it does sweat in humid conditions but the open clip together "sleeves" allows for a lot of ventilation. A quick coating with spray on silicon proofing works wonders and make it displace water even better. Great product, well made.
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Designed for tough weather that just won't stop, Exped's Bivy Poncho Extreme is your answer to extremely wet conditions. Silicone-coated nylon and unique expanding, taped seams keep moisture out, whether you wear it as a poncho or use it as a shelter. Dial in the poncho fit with the hook-and-loop adjustments and if you need to erect a small shelter, fasten it to nearby bushes or trees using the guy loops and grommets; conveniently stows in own chest pocket.
- Mountain Gear