Originally Posted by Quoddy
... I always felt that the cape gave me at least two or three times the ventilation that a poncho did. Granted, it can't be used as a tarp.
The Gatewood Cape can indeed be used as a tarp, or at least pitched as a tarp-type shelter. Check out the Six Moons Designs site. They also have a bug net/floored assembly that fits under it when it's pitched as a shelter if one is worried about that sort of thing (I am...) Total for both pieces that end up making a double wall (traditional) tent is right around 1 lb. That's why I'm thinking of using the GC as my main rain gear and knowing that I can use it to go to ground if I need to.