Inspired by one of our bright new posters MattK here: https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...t-Construction ...
I did some research.
First, I discovered that there is a difference between ponchos and serapes.
Ponchos are Andean. They have a hole in the big middle of them.
Serapes are Mexican and drape over the shoulders like a shawl. They have no hole in the middle.
It seems to me that a serape-style quilt would make an excellent dual use item, keeping one warm around camp and then used under the hammock when it's bedtime. The hammock suspension could be housed in a little pocket when it's used as a coat.
Then second, I had an idea!
What if a piece of serape-style rain gear was coupled with warmth?
Make an under quilt about 42x68" and then a rain serape out of cuben a little bigger, which would double as an under quilt protector.
My cuben rain cape took three yards of fabric and it's awesome at 3.6 ounces with extras like a collar and wrist cinches.
But a rain serape would take only 2 yards of .74 ounce material. By my calculations that is only 2.2 ounces!
But third, I went to order my favorite cuben and it was not available.