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Ultralite Poncho/Shelter

Item #: 20256

Our Price: $59.99

Steel


The Ultralite Poncho/Shelter is made from 1.3oz. silicone impregnated ripstop nylon is extremely waterproof, compactible and lightweight. Drawcord on the formed hood. Cut larger to double as a shelter. Durable nylon web loops in the corners can be used for tie downs. Reinforced rust-resistant snaps form wrist openings and secure sides. Poncho comes with mesh storage bag. Made in USA. (Note! For complete waterproofness, seal seams with Silnet). 8 oz.
  • Sil/Nylon Backpacker Poncho/Shelter
  • Silicone impregnated ultra light RipStop nylon
  • Hooded with drawcord
  • Weight = 8 oz.
  • Size = 90" x 58"
  • Made in the USA

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EquinoxUltralite Poncho/Shelter
 
4.5

(based on 19 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (16)
  • Waterproof (15)
  • Versatile (11)
  • Windproof (9)
  • Durable (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Wet weather (15)
    • Travel (6)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        100% 

        (16 reviews)

        Feels too large

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (9), Avid adventurer (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (17)

    Reviewed by 19 customers

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    5.0

    I love it

    By kathytn

    from Mt. Juliet, TN

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Fit
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile
    • Waterproof
    • Windproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel
      • Wet Weather

      Comments about Equinox Ultralite Poncho/Shelter:

      I've not actually used this poncho and hope I don't have to. I could not believe how light weight it was. I even went back to the website to verity the weight. If feels a lot lighter than stated (8 oz.?). Weight is a BIG deal when carrying it in a back pack. The product itself was also very compact re fitting in a backpack.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great product

      By captainscs

      from fort myers, fl

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Durable
      • Good Fit
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile
      • Waterproof
      • Windproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Wet Weather

        Comments about Equinox Ultralite Poncho/Shelter:

        Lightweight and sturdy. If you and a partner each carry one, they can be put together to form a shelter/rain tarp just like the old military ponchos used to. I have the regular size (not the oversize for the pack) and it's just fine -- don't buy the larger one. Used it on the Mountain to Sea trail and it was great. Pricey but worth it.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

        (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        I ordered the wrong one!

        By TN RIDGE ROVER

        from Nashville Tn

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Equinox Ultralite Poncho/Shelter:

            This thing really sucked! I got wet when it rained. My bug bivy got soaked inside the head area. My headlamp got so wet, it quit working!. I used it as a cover for my bug bivy. The 14 inches from the other poncho tarp was sorely missed. I will reorder the longer, more expensive poncho tarp. I got the poncho shelter. I thought it was the tarp, but.... I screwed myself!

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            good quality poncho

            By Ted the camper

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Waterproof
            • Windproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Wet Weather

              Comments about Equinox Ultralite Poncho/Shelter:

              lightweight and easy to use. Fits easily and works as expected - keeps the rain and wind off me.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Good product

              By jtswanson

              from Kennewick, WA

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Durable
              • Good Fit
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile
              • Waterproof
              • Windproof

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel
                • Wet Weather

                Comments about Equinox Ultralite Poncho/Shelter:

                This product is very lightweight and packs very small. It has buttons along the sides so it can be used as a shelter. Great for camping to be prepared for wet weather without packing much heavier and bulkier gear

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                This is as good as it gets!

                By Dronster

                from Sonoma California

                About Me Avid Adventurer

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Versatile
                • Waterproof
                • Windproof

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Wet Weather

                  Comments about Equinox Ultralite Poncho/Shelter:

                  Lightest shelter/poncho ever! I tested it as shelter in very damp conditions using a Tyvek ground cloth. a tarp cannot get lighter and have dual functionality. I added one more fuction by wearing a belt to create a great wind breaker on a cold windy afternoon. This is the last item on my 'everything' ultralite quest. Silicone ripstop nylon products are tough, lite, water proof and pack real small. Thank you again, Campmor!

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED!

                  By Old School

                  from Virginia

                  About Me Avid Adventurer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Fit
                  • Versatile
                  • Waterproof

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Wet Weather

                    Comments about Equinox Ultralite Poncho/Shelter:

                    I like the air circulation possible with this poncho. Traditional rain suits are good for in camp, but are steam baths while hiking. The poncho keeps the rain off without soaking with sweat.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this review

                    (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Don't know

                    By Don't have one

                    from Minnesota

                    About Me Environmentalist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Equinox Ultralite Poncho/Shelter:

                        Don't have any. This review is too long

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Comment on this review

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Nice Poncho

                        By BWCA junkie

                        from Forest Lake ,MN

                        About Me Avid Adventurer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Waterproof
                        • Windproof

                        Cons

                        • Small head space

                        Best Uses

                        • Wet Weather

                        Comments about Equinox Ultralite Poncho/Shelter:

                        Very light and packable. I use it in the BWCA as a cover over my older rain suit or as a easy cover for light showers in hot weather.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Comment on this review

                         
                        5.0

                        Best Poncho Ever!

                        By Birdsrus

                        from Durham, NC

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight
                        • Waterproof
                        • Windproof

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Fitness
                          • Travel
                          • Wet Weather

                          Comments about Equinox Ultralite Poncho/Shelter:

                          I bought this for bird watching in the rain forests and cloud forests. It is not noisy and I could easily bring my binos thru the side between the snaps.
                          My ht is 62" and it was a bit long for me when walking up steps (I would step on it at times). But I don't think I could find anything better than this one.
                          Buy it, you will like it!

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels true to size
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          6 Questions | 8 Answers
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                          • Q:

                            Does the Ultralite Poncho have extra material to cover a backpack?
                            Asked on 8/19/2012 by Ed from Big Bear Lake, CA

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              This is not cut like a backpacking poncho with the extra length.

                              Answered on 8/20/2012 by Betty
                          • Q:

                            How much does the poncho weigh?
                            Asked on 8/4/2012 by fastdave

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              It weighs 8 oz.

                              Answered on 8/13/2012 by Betty
                          • Q:

                            How long is the poncho from shoulder to the bottom of the hem? I'm 5'3" and 130lb with a 40L backpack. Will this be too large to cover me and the backpack?
                            Asked on 4/20/2012 by Anonymous from Los Angeles, CA

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              From shoulder to hem is about 45 inches

                              Answered on 4/23/2012 by Betty
                          • Q:

                            This Ultralite poncho listing says the color is "steel". The Ultralite Extension poncho listing has the color as 'steel blue". Are they the same? It appears that the color is a dark blue gray on both pictures. Is that correct?
                            Asked on 6/10/2011 by Flint Hills Dude

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              They are both the same and yes they are a dark blue gray.

                              Answered on 6/14/2011 by Betty
                          • Q:

                            I see that Equinox makes panchos with and without an extension for a backpack. Does this pancho have the extension or not?
                            Asked on 1/17/2011 by Kris from Troy, MT

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              Ultralite Poncho/Shelter comes without an extension.

                              Answered on 1/21/2011 by Steve from Campmor
                          • Q:

                            When pitched as a shelter what are the dimensions of the coverage? I assume this requires using a trekking pole? Thanks.
                            Asked on 7/25/2010 by Nick from LA, CA

                            3 answers

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              That depends on how you pitch the shelter. That said the full 58" x 90" material would be available for conversion into a shelter. Ground cover would differ from an A frame setup to a Tepee setup to a lento set up.

                              Answered on 7/27/2010 by Steve from Campmor
                            • A:

                              A stick or sticks can double for trekking poles. Trekking poles are way over rated in the world of backpacking/trekking. Unless you have bad problems with your legs and balance, you don't need them. Backpacking strengthens you, not weakens you.

                              Answered on 10/1/2010 by Whirlpool from Brigham Ciry, UT.
                            • A:

                              backpacking light has an article with pictures of it set up as a shelter.

                              Answered on 2/17/2011 by Section Hiker from Ga.
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