This silnylon mountain poncho covers both you and your pack against some of the worst weather, allows ease of movement on mixed terrain, and isn't prone to condensation.
By Roger Caffin
Several meters of silnylon or similar material A small amount of 210 denier PU-coated nylon Plastic or stainless press-studs, ~10 mm diameter Cord for the hood Whipper snipper cord for the brim reinforcing, 1.3 - 1.5 mm diameter 16 mm wide hook & loop fastener tape Silicone sealant
The Basic Design
Making the Hood
Fitting the Hood
Making and Fitting the Sleeves
Front Seam and Storm Seal
Side Seams on Body
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Research Scientist. Been walking all my life, mainly off-track - we don't have 'trails' here, and I always go with my wife. Summer and winter, lowland and highland, Australia and Europe. Forced into UL gear by heavy packs and increasing age. :-)
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