Originally Posted by uncle_ray_ray
Thanks, that's a possible consideration. My objective is to have something that is as light as possible and not retrofitted. I carry a lightweight top and bottom rain suit (from some of my biking supplies for the rain)it's more versitile for me. I've never been much of a poncho person because of the terrible drip off the bottom, and non-ventillating properties; even though it can be used for a variety of different purposes.
Then to attempt connecting my poncho to a floppy rainblown tarp,seems very cumbersome to me. If I could design a tarp that has a simple non-complicated rain and wind barrier attachment I'd be very content. Actually the fun part of this project is to strain my brain and comeup with an answer. I appreciate all ideas from others. Thanks a lot.
Fair enough. I was actually thinking more along the lines of designing your tarp and poncho/Grizz Beak as a unit to work together, but if you don't like ponchos, that's kinda moot.
Perhaps you could design one of the doors to be detachable and work as a pack cover? It'd help save a few ounces, since one item now does two things.