SILNYLON RAIN PONCHO
It’s a Poncho & a Tarp.
WEIGHT: 8.5 – 9 oz | 241 – 255 gm
Our SilNylon Rain Poncho was designed to keep you and your pack dry. Oh, and did we mention it’s big enough to be used as a tarp?! The hood on this SilNylon Rain Poncho has been offset forward 8 in | 20 cm for better pack coverage when it’s in ‘poncho mode’ and for tighter pitching options when it’s in ‘tarp mode.’
Made from high-quality, durable, and highly waterproof MLD Pro SilNylon, our SilNylon Rain Poncho is meant to be light but strong, so it will last longer and resist snagging on bushes!
• Wide enough for use as a tarp!
• MLD Pro Silnyon: high-quality, durable waterproof 30D x 30D RipStop Nylon with a silicone blend coating
• Traditional hole-in-the-middle basic hood design
• Hood is offset forward 8″ for better pack coverage in Poncho Mode and for tighter Tarp Mode pitching options
• Hood has a tall neck and extra large volume hood for good ventilation and easy roll-and-tie sealing for Tarp Mode
• Two snap sets per side
• Eight Tie-outs: Three Each Side
• Waist bungee cord + Cordlock
• Silnylon Stuff Sack
• MLD Pro Guyline
• 1.5 oz Tube McNett Sil-Net Seam Sealer (for hood seam)
NOTE: The hood seam requires user seam sealing! Check out the “Seam Sealing” tab for instructions &tips.
For coverage interpolation the Cuben Poncho Tarp is pictured on a rugged 6’1″ model wearing a small pack.
WEIGHT: 8.5 oz | 241 gm
DIMENSIONS: 5′ x 8.5′ | 152 cm x 259 cm
FITS USERS: Under 5’9″ | 175 cm
WEIGHT: 8.6 oz | 244 gm
DIMENSIONS: 5′ x 9′ | 152 cm x 274 cm
FITS USERS: Over 5’9″ | 175 cm
MATERIAL: Pro Silnylon
COLOR: Gray, Brown, OD Green or Yellow
Each of our SilNylon shelters comes with one tube of McNett Sil-Net Seam Sealer. It is STRONGLY recommended you use this supplied seam sealer to seal and strengthen the seams of your shelter.**Cuben Fiber Shelters do not need seam sealed.**
1. Pitch and inspect your shelter for any issues. Once it is seam sealed, it is non-returnable except for significant defects.
2. Use the supplied SilNet Sealer and ONLY the SilNet Sealer. (If you want to dilute it or use some other silicone sealant it should work OK and is common (research this yourself online) but, you are on your own- results may vary and are not covered by warranty! If you go this route, it is assumed you know 100% what you are doing and have done it before!!!)
3. Pitch the shelter tightly. Temperatures should be above 60 F and humidity below 80%. You may do this indoors. You may also do one seam at a time indoors if the seam is stretched slightly. Pinning one seam from each end on the floor between two heavy objects works OK.
4. We use the SilNet straight from the tube. Do not make a big hole in the sealer tube – start small so that you can control flow. Multiple small application is a lot better than one big smear.
5. Main Seams: Place a small bead on the seam along the stitching. Work on a 3’- 4’ section at a time. Use a finger to press the sealer into the stitching and the small valley at the edge of the seam where it is rolled under.
ALLOW AT LEAST 24 HOURS TO FULLY DRY.
NOTE: You only need to seal the OUTSIDE of the shelter. You do not need to seal the bottom perimeter roller edge stitching. It is OK to add a small bead on the leading edge of the triangle tie-outs reinforcement stitching, but it is not required.
SPECIAL AREAS: Add a little sealer to any tie-out stitching on the middle of a panel (Mids, Cricket, and SuperTarps). Seal the zipper storm flap stitching and tie-outs on the Mids. Seal the stitching and apex tie-outs areas on the Mids, Crickets, and TrailStars.
IMPORTANT: Do no go back and forth over the wet seam too much – after a minute or three it will get gummy and look bad; it is better to wait for 8 hrs and then add some over any area you missed.