Rated 4 out of 5 by CGShopper Lightweight Poncho
This poncho was used during a heavy rain.and worked well. It is light and easily packs back into its storage bag.
The only negative is that I am 5'5" and this came down to my ankles... It kept me dry but I had to be careful not to trip over it.
August 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by kaybeenyc Keeps me on my bike!
This poncho replaces my previous poncho (same style) which eventually wore out and didn't keep me dry anymore. While it lasted (several years of use every rainy day) it was a godsend since I bike daily for transportation in NYC. The only thing is that is was very long and got caught in the bike mechanisms, so I tied together the two bottom ends on each of the sides to keep the poncho at thigh/knee level. Also, the arms are not that long if you are riding a bike so they slide above the level of my wrist (I am only 5'4"). But this is a great product to cover a backpack in the rain. Highly recommend it. (except that it eventually wore out?but to be expected I suppose)
July 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by practicalFirsttimer What I wanted
I have been looking for this type of rain poncho for some time. Found it near perfect for carrying a pack or other bags underneath. My only complaint is that I am finding some of the side snaps pop open when I am trying to shift my bags or put it on or off. Nothing serious, but I would prefer them a little more difficult to open. This is my only complaint. Every other thing about it is exactly what I was looking for.
May 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WaltB New take on an old idea.
I used my poncho for the first time today. It takes up very little space in my sling (day) pack. It works very well in the rain. It is cooler than my goretex rain coat. It keeps most of your legs dry. I haven't used a poncho in years. This one is very well designed. I like it.
September 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Flow31 Ideal for outdoors
This poncho kept me and my gear dry. I never got too hot under it, great ventilation. I even used it as a quick "blanket" to lay on. It also seemed to stay pretty clean considering being on the ground at times.
September 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by mjtld Great
I used to have a poncho like this but after 20+ years I had to get a new one. I looked and looked until I finally found this one. It keeps me dry and is roomy enough to wear my pack keeping it dry also. Love it!
June 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dunraven Neat product
On Sunday before a trip to Rwanda I ordered the poncho. To my amazement someone answered my email and recommended express mail to make sure the poncho arrived in time......This was on midnight on Sunday. I was stunned and very impressed. The poncho arrived two days later and I used it. It did not rain hard but I was completely dry. Thank you for such amazing service.
April 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by CaminoWalker Poncho
My daughter and I are planning to walk the Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James) in June. People who have made this pilgrimage strongly recommend a poncho instead of rain gear. I was amazed that it was difficult to find a quality poncho at outdoor gear retailers. So I order two of these.
My initial impression is the Sea to Summit tarp poncho is well made. I also like the fact that it can be used as a camping cover. It is fairly compact and reasonably lightweight. Hopefully, the factory sealed seams will not leak.
February 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by HighDesert minimalist
Have yet to test this in a heavy rain, but appears up to the task. Seams are sealed and I detected no leaks. Fits over a pack and has a pull-string for shortening the posterior side. Tabs are conveniently located for use as a shelter, but I definitely recommend some practice setups to determine where and how to attach cordage with/without trekking poles. Can easily repack into its 3.5x6.5inch stuffsack so an easy carry for a day or fanny pack. There is an ultra-sil version available that will save a couple of ounces but at about twice the cost.
March 16, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by HDDave Slicker Than A Slicker
I haven't tested it yet, but the construction seems durable. It is neatly packaged for stowing in a pack. I"m not really looking forward to hiking in the rain, but I;m confident this will keep me and my pack dry.
February 9, 2011