Re: Using a poncho as a rain fly
- I've been out in the rain a few times without ever getting wet in the hammock. The
ridgeline is the only place I am certain a poncho would be a good replacement. The HH fly
is 120 inches at the ridge line and the poncho is 119 inches.
> It can be done with a big enough poncho. Ridgeline length is a big
> deal, though - the ends of the hammock are the only places I've
> experienced windblown rain wetting the hammock.
- That would to the trick and then some. Its probably out my budget at the moment.
Although if I was about to embark on a thur hike it would be worth the money.
> No affiliation, just a big fan. Trailquest.net has a 63x116" poncho
> that includes seamsealing for $95. Hard to beat the $45 from GoLite
> though. - David with no trailname
- --- In email@example.com, Dick Matthews <dick@c...> wrote:
>I saw this one too. I was leaning towards the only because it was green. How does the
> The Campmor Ultralite Extension Poncho/Tarp has been a very good
> replacement fly for the hammock, but a rain jacket to wear around camp
> is needed.
coverage compare on the sides? Your point is the taken about the rain jacket. I only see
swapping the poncho for the HH fly, the pack cover, and the windbreaker on short trips
when there isn't rain in the forecast. If I'm out longer I'll probably have a shell along as an
Thanks for the advice.