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    Dutch chameleon winter cover how rain proof is that?

    Really haven't had a chance to use my winter cover but my question is how rain proof is that when it's zipped up completely?

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    It isn't rain proof at all — it has the net at the head end and the zippers are not water proof at all.

    The cover is meant to reduce airflow and retain some heat. It is in no way a replacement for a tarp if any precipitation is expected.
    UL, because nobody ever asks "How can I make my pack heavier?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmoulder View Post
    It isn't rain proof at all it has the net at the head end and the zippers are not water proof at all.

    The cover is meant to reduce airflow and retain some heat. It is in no way a replacement for a tarp if any precipitation is expected.
    Thank you

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    You're welcome... and welcome to the obsession
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    I was surprised at how much heat is retained with the vent. Noticeably different when u unzip

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    Quote Originally Posted by y not View Post
    Really haven't had a chance to use my winter cover but my question is how rain proof is that when it's zipped up completely?
    Didn't your Chameleon and quilts just get soaked this weekend because your tarp stakes pulled out? Even if the winter cover were waterproof (it isn't) and an adequate replacement for a tarp (it isn't), you'd still get soaking wet quilts like you did this weekend!

    My tarp stakes didn't pull out, but my quilts and Chameleon both got wet. That was an epic storm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by presta24 View Post
    I was surprised at how much heat is retained with the vent. Noticeably different when u unzip

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    Didn't your Chameleon and quilts just get soaked this weekend because your tarp stakes pulled out? Even if the winter cover were waterproof (it isn't) and an adequate replacement for a tarp (it isn't), you'd still get soaking wet quilts like you did this weekend!

    My tarp stakes didn't pull out, but my quilts and Chameleon both got wet. That was an epic storm.
    o we did receive rain! but my question was how rain proof is that when it's zipped up completely?
    Hello I'm new to the forum. I'm also a new backpacker and hammock user.

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