The Mountain Laurel Designs Pro Poncho Tarp is a very simple, effective, silnylon design. Its design makes it a better tarp than a poncho, so is ideal for hikers who want a small tarp and emergency raingear rather than hikers who need more effective raingear in more stormy conditions.

It’s neither the lightest option nor the most sophisticated fit. However, the hood rolls away while in tarp mode so it doesn’t flap around in the wind.