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The Exped Bivy-Poncho UL is more than just a poncho for your backcountry excursions. Bringing multi-function to a whole new level, this ultralight fabric really takes the cake. Ponchos Are pretty self explanatory, protecting your head and body from the rain. When not being used as a poncho, you can turn it into a ground sheet, tarp (for shelter), a bivy, heck, even add two strong and lengthy sticks and create a stretcher. When you don't need it at all, tuck it into the front pocket, stuff sack style. Features of the Exped Bivy-Poncho UL Wear as poncho with or without backpack Snap sides together to create a bivy bag Guy loops for use as tarp Provide full rain and wind protection and double as bivy bag or tarp Compact, lightweight and durable Less durable due to the ultralight fabric Used As Bivy Bag: Double sided snaps permit the poncho to be sealed on all sides resulting in a waterproof bivy bag Used As Tarp: One or more ponchos can easily be snapped together and set up as a waterproof A-Frame tent or tarp 8 Loops enable multiple setup options as sun, rain, and wind shelter Anatomically shaped hood with brim that follows head movement for full visibility Snap buttons allow the full length of the side to be closed Snapsfor length adjustment Waist cord prevents flapping in strong wind Front pocket doubles as stuff sack for compact packing Cord allows carrying over a shoulder or tied around the waist Seams Are taped for waterproofness Can also be used as rain water collector, sail, ground sheet, or converted into an emergency stretcher Can also be used as afloatation aid when stuffed with grass or similar material for buoyancy
Extremely lightweight and ultra-versatile, the Bivy Poncho UL from Exped can be worn as a garment, snapped together to create a bivy bag, or used as a tarp. Worn with or without a backpack, this is the ultimate essential for the true minimalist.
- Summit Hut
Exped Men's Apparel Clothing Bivy-Poncho UL-Terra Cotta 7640120119232. Exped Bivy-Ponchos provide full rain and wind protection and double as bivy bag or tarp. They are compact lightweight and durable. One size fits all as they can be shortened. The Bivy Poncho UL is the lightweight version and comes with fully taped seams. Less durable due to the ultralight fabric.
Why carry more than you need to? Exped's Bivy-Poncho UL is a rain shelter that not only protects you on the trail but when you want to hunker down for the night too. Its unique design allows it to be used over a backpack when you are on the move with snaps, cinches, and a waist belt and a tarp shelter at night with multiple guy out points. When it needs to go back in your pack, just stuff it into its own pocket that can be used to create ambient light in your tent by simply dropping a headlamp into it.
- Mountain Gear
380 g / 13.4 oz
240 cm x 155 cm / 90 in x 62 in shortened in front and back with hook-and-loop by 50 cm / 20 in each side.
Double silicone coated ripstop nylon
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