The poncho liner thread

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  1. mtwarden

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    I was going to have something similar made up (Climashield Apex w/ Robic fabric) to throw over myself when I'm glassing deer/elk (also as an emergency insulating layer); the Wiggy's might fit the bill (and cheaper), but site leaves a little to be desired as there are no specs

    anyone have the dimensions of the Wiggy's Insulated Poncho? weight? does Lamilite = Climashield?

    Thanks
     
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    Absolutely agree with you on that. HPG MS is way too expensive to keep in truck thats why I have a few snugpak poncho liners and jungle blankets around that and I was being cheap and trying to avoid buying the HPG MS lol but as always couldn’t resist the lure of HPG.
     
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    I am after a Jerven once I can afford it.
     
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    I'm looking for a quality stuff sack for my G.I. ones. Which make and size do you folks recommend?
     
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    Try a USGI sustainment pouch, a little heavy but works great for me.
     
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    Climashield but not APEX, about 2 rungs down the ladder, still it's a bit better than the generic stuff used in contract poncho liners.
    I just ordered a cheap Chinese snow camouflage poncho via eBay. Know the usual size of Chinese gear it should work for what you want
    Here's the link
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Lightwe...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649
    Also this one
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Lightwei...m=431111366601&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851

    I was thinking of some LW insulation under one of these
    PM incoming MTW
     
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    Well my cheap Chinese poncho arrived today.
    I would say it was very good value for money but do not order one to use as a rain cover if you are bigger than an USA mens Small
    They are 1380mm wide by 1050mm deep [ 54" * 41" so 54" * 82" when opened flat] but in the context of a cover for sitting and watching those are excellent dimensions for me. The fabric used is of high quality and the stitching is no worse than I expected for the selling price, it is waterproof and therefore windproof which a poncho liner is not, they may be worthwhile purchasing if you had a liner that you could cut in half and share to just cover the shoulders area or do what a mate does and gather the poncho doubled and tied around the waist and leave a little hanging down but perhaps best of all [ assuming the use of one of these and apologies for going a little OT] would be to do what others do with the issue poncho liner and use a layer of fleece as the insulation.
     
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    Walmart sold a three-pack of nylon stuff sacks and the green medium in the pack fits perfectly. It's not a compression sack but I find it easier to pack soft items anyway. (The red small is great for FAK and the blue large fits a hammock and straps well.)
     
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    I bought a package of those sacks but have never used them!
     
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    The Kifaru small 3 string will take my USGI woodland poncho liner. https://store.kifaru.net/stuff-sacks-p29.aspx probably costs more than your liner but it is quality.
     
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    Years ago Wiggy's had a sale on a discontinued style of poncho liner...$19.00...I bought six of them. Kept one in the truck but it kept disappearing... My friends would see it and want one so I would sell them the one in the truck and just replace it when I got home. When I got down to only two left I stopped carrying them in the truck...

    I've mainly used mine for an extra layer of insulation under my sleeping bag. I think once I used one as additional insulation.

    Was just using one of the USMC tarps with all the snaps and bungies...was thinking how this with a poncho liner would make a great makeshift sleeping bag...
     
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    A hooded woobie??? That sounds interesting!

    I’m going to look that up.
     
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    Anyone got a line on what zipper would be used on the poncho liner to mod it? I have several that i would like to mod.
     
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    I want to have one of these made so bad...
     
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    That's really neat.

    I'm using my poncho right now and I don't think I can convince myself to alter it!
     
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    Just found a Multi Cam woobie @ Goodwill for $7, it still had the $39.99 sticker on it. Once again, I laughed all the way home! Warmly Yours, Uncle Duke.
     
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    I keep my VN-vintage ERDL camo woobie in a USGI MOLLE waistpack in the back of my truck. Perfect fit.
     
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