poncho vs rainsuit and packcover
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Apr 30, 2009 at 9:31 pm #1498216Allison SayreMember
I use a packa. They are awesome, only 11oz. http://www.thepacka.comApr 30, 2009 at 10:26 pm #1498223Roleigh MartinBPL Member
@marti124Locale: Moderator-JohnMuirTrail Yahoo Group
See this thread for the 5 oz cuben fiber parchoMay 1, 2009 at 2:45 pm #1498381Rick CheehyMember
Just for clarity, it was literally flooding (and I'm from Texas so I've seen a couple floods) at the site and GSMNP makes you camp at designated sites soooo. If I was in my personal NP Shennadoah we would of kept walking.
I'm starting to think: umbrella, pack liner, chaps, leather biker hat.
Oh and this thread is much more fun if you insert the words Minnie-skirt instead of poncho and chaps.May 1, 2009 at 2:47 pm #1498383Rick CheehyMember
UL Mad LibbsMay 2, 2009 at 11:57 am #1498534Monty MontanaBPL Member
@tarasbulbaLocale: Rocky Mountains
Diane, I guess I have a Parcho and didn't even know it! Years ago I bought a poncho put out by Western Trails from Bend Oregon…I don't think they're around any more. Anyway, it's 43" wide at the body, narrow enough so that gusting wind wasn't a problem, and 61" at the arms with several snaps down each side to adjust for ventilation. When unsnapped and unfolded it's 96" long, which made it perfect for ground cloth use and just ok for a tarp, as it was a bit narrow. Well, over the years the urathane delaminated, and I tried to resurect it by using a water based tent floor coating sold by REI, which ruined it, because it dries hard and boardy, not flexible. So I'm greatful to Roleigh for his cuben Parcho idea. I think I'll send off mine to be used as a pattern for one made of cuben or silnylon!May 2, 2009 at 12:02 pm #1498536Nate MeinzerMember
@rezniemLocale: San Francisco
I can almost fit my DriDucks Small over myself and my Jam2….almost.
Granted, I'm somewhat on the small side (5'8", 150) but I think a xxxxxL or whatever is the largest they sell would definitely do the trick.
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