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Snugpak Unisex Enhanced Patrol Poncho Waterproof Poncho £42.50
Weight - 340g
Packed dimensions - 20cm H, 10cm W, 30cm C in supplied stuff sack
You would be able to get it smaller using a compression sack (available separately)
The Poncho is made using Paratex Dry fabric,
Paratex Dry is a 100% waterproof fabric (hydrophilic polyurethane coating) with a hydrostatic head in excess of 5000mm (items with a hydro static head in excess of 1500mm are generally considered waterproof)
How it works:
Closely constructed fabric with a ripstop construction. Teamed with a Hydrophillic Polyurathane (PU) which transfers water vapour chemically from the inside to the outside (due to the temperature differential between the inside of the product and out)
- 100% Waterproof with a Hydro Static Head in Excess of 5000mm (Items with a Hydrostatic Head over 1500mm are generally considered waterproof)
- Only ever used in fully taped seamed systems.
- Ripstop Weave
- Breathable (will transmit upto 7.5 litres of moisture per m2 per 24 hours)
- Soft to the touch
- Completely Windproof (trapping and stopping the movement of warm air in the sleeping bag or Garment)
- Outer Fabric treated with a Durable Water Repellant. (water repellancy can be maintained by a cool tumble dry after washing and periodic retreatment with suitable after care products such as Nikwax or Grangers)
There are 6 reviews with an average rating of 4.66
Anonymous from IrelandOwner30 June 2011 19:29
This poncho is lightweight and packs well into an ammunition pouch. The poncho's design helps me keep a good pace in the hills. The Snug Pack poncho slips over the head and covers backpack, keeping one comportable and dry. The big advantage of the Snug Pack poncho and the reason I bought it is to keep one dry while getting into a Bivi Bag in rain. I have not tested this use in the rain, but from using it in other situations it should work perfectly. If you need a poncho, I would highly recommend this one. It is more expensive than most but well worth it.
john from United KingdomOwner21 February 2010 19:24
well i weighed my mountain hardwear jacket and pants 950grams in total but using the snugpak poncho i have saved myself 610grams thats a great saving. i will combine this with a buffalo special six shirt or montane extreme smock or a snugpak pile and pertex shirt so if i was hill walking i would just wear the pertex and pile shirt .As the argument with ponchos are they will blow you off the top of hill or peaks as they act like a sail but appart from that the weight saving of 610 grams is fantastic and if you are 1 man hiker with a 1 man tent so you cant cook near the tent you put this on or if you are on a camspite and you want to nip to the toilets these no messing around with velcro and prestuds just slide the poncho over your head if it is raining i think it is great very light in weight
Nick M from United KingdomOwner10 September 2011 17:43
I have owned this for about a year, takes up very little pack space and is nice and light. Normally wear this around the hills around Perthshire when out walking and performs well in light rain. Just returned from Dunkeld where it was p***ing down all morning, proper monsoon style Scottish rain, it leaked slightly through the seams and breathability was negligible. In short good for light rain, misty conditions but need something more heavy duty up here.
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