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    DriDucks Poncho

    I see that you can use the DriDucks poncho as a weather shield for your hammock with some slight modifications. What exact is a weather shield? Can you still use the poncho as it was untended after you have it modified? What does it do when used as weather shield?

    Would you rather use a poncho as opposed to a rain jacket and rain pants? I'm still getting all my gear gather together and trying to figure out what to do about rain protection while hiking.

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    I purchased the DriDucks poncho to use solely as a weather shield for my hammock so I got the modification kit installed at JRB. It can indeed still be used as a rain poncho with the hammock kit installed though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeShazo View Post
    I see that you can use the DriDucks poncho as a weather shield for your hammock with some slight modifications. What exact is a weather shield? Can you still use the poncho as it was untended after you have it modified? What does it do when used as weather shield?

    Would you rather use a poncho as opposed to a rain jacket and rain pants? I'm still getting all my gear gather together and trying to figure out what to do about rain protection while hiking.
    If it is warm enough to hike most of the day in shorts, it is likely warm enough to use a poncho as rain gear/pack cover (if your pack is small enough). Otherwise, you may freeze your butt off. Sometimes you need a waterproof breathable parka abd pants for warmth and a windbreak.

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    A weather shield, normally comprised of a water proof breathable material, goes over either your top quilt and/or your under quilt and helps to protect it from damp, foggy, or rainy conditions.

    You can still use it as a poncho.
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    Thanks for the info guys. I went ahead and ordered one for using this Spring and Summer here in Alabama. When it starts to cool off again I will get a jacket and pants.

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    Here I thought the Jacks were setting up some sort of ultra hi tech method of altering any affects of climate change by implementing their newly developed Weather Shield.

    Actually, I guess it does, one hammock at a time.

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