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 Post subject: multi purpose poncho
PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:31 pm 
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My dad told me the other day that he read about a multi purpose poncho (made by FA I think) in the popular mechanics. Apparently it is designed to serve as a hammock, shelter and ground sheet too. To top it off it is super light weight. Who has one? Does it work? Is it worth it? I'm dying to know...


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 Post subject: Re: multi purpose poncho
PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:54 pm 
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FA's 5-in-1 Poncho

"This versatile piece of equipment belongs in any adventurer’s gear bag. The secret is the innovative design, which ensures it can be used for 5 different functions. Made from a highly durable, woven fabric, that is strong yet lightweight, it has been coated with a heavy duty PU coating to ensure no water can penetrate. It folds up to a small package and weighs only 308 grams, making it easy to pack".

Features:
* Poncho
* Hammock
* Shelter
* Ground Sheet
* Rain Catcher

Weight > 308g
Suggested Retail Price: R599.00

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 Post subject: Re: multi purpose poncho
PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:24 am 
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I have a K-way one... I won't use it as a hammock though, and it is surely not something you want to wear to a fashion show. But it is quite nifty, especially because you can build a shelter with it. They cost about R350 at Cape Union Mart.


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 Post subject: Re: multi purpose poncho
PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:34 am 
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Thanks guys. I was kinda wondering the same thing Ansie and I'm probably twice your weight. I'll just use "I don't like hammocks" as an excuse.

"Rain catcher" - HAHAHA! What the hell man? I want to keep the rain out, not in!


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