I own two Wiggy's bags, a bivy sack, a rain jacket, and six ecotats made by Wiggy's. All are over built and what I would call BET YOUR LIFE GEAR.
The temp ratings tend to be very conservative. The #10 YKK zippers are bulky but built to last. I would not hesitate to buy Wiggy's products or give them to loved ones; they are that good.
- Over built, the bearing surfaces tend to be reinforced
- The zippers are very heavy duty.
- The temp ratings are conservative.
- Items tend to be heavier than other manufacturers' comparable products.
- Tend to be unrefined by design, but more than made up for by the durability of the product.
Cagoule/ rain jacket: This item is extremely well made, the seams are fully taped, and the item is overbuilt. The Cagoule would be a world beater if it was a little more refined in that the exterior pocket is not very usable and can't double as a stuff sack for the item.
The back of the garment should be larger in my opinion to accommodate the larger packs while not exposing your legs to the rain, and it should be about two feet longer so it can be used as a perfect sit shelter or bivy sack. That said, I think the Cagoule is still a great piece of gear.
Best Regards John Ruiseco
Source: bought it used
Essential protection for big downpour and wind with a rucksack under.
- Multi-purpose shelter
Though the range is very huge, you must be carefull ordering among the offered sizes S to XL, I usually wear a XL size, there I ordered a M to fit me well.
There are 2 adjustable elastics drawcords at hood + back of the head, 1 at cuffs, waist (under a breast pocket), and down the cag.
It is wide enough to carry under a rucksack ,change your clothing ,use it also as a bivy sac when nowhere to sleep or a rain protection for kayak,etc; it is suggested not to move much because there is no air ducts for perspiration.
It would have been good if Wiggy's add a brimed peak to the hood to avoid raindrops in the face but the large space allow you also to wear a hat, a cap or a helmet.
It is made of strong 200 denier polyuretane coated Oxford nylon has taped seams
Exist in black,orange or army camouflage and is very light.
A must for backpacking
Item product #231
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $140
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