frogg toggs® Ultra-Lite2 Poncho
Ratings & Reviews
Great for rain/not for wind
by Beverly Nordley
Great for rain-even heavy rain. But the snaps come undone even in light wind. Couldn't you have used better quality snaps and come up with a REAL WINNER???
Excellent rain gear
I have purchased several of these ponchos for miscellaneous use. Mainly for hunting. They are lightweight and keep you dry. I use mine a lot elk hunting. When it starts raining I get it on and pile up under a tree to stay dry. Since it breathes you don't sweat. I never had any problems with the snaps. Maybe the newer ones have different snaps. For the money you can't go wrong. I prefer this to a rain suit as I can keep my rifle or bow underneath and dry. Personally, I highly recommend them.
Does exactly what it's supposed to do at a bargain price
by The Hat
I've done a lot of hiking with this in the last year. Of note, I did not have problems with the snaps. I live in Northeast Illinois where the wind is almost always 10-15 mph with gusts 20-30 mph. No experience above that wind level. Having said that, this is my most economical piece of backpacking gear. The weight at 9 ounces is acceptable. To get a poncho/pack tarp in the 5 ounce range is $200 plus (still, you get what you pay for - the expensive ones have cool astronaut stuff made by NASA contractors). But unless you need to paraglide down a 5000 foot precipice, Frog Toggs is ideal for wet. Big enough in the back for my 85 L pack to be fully covered. Pair with polyurethane coated pants (or equivalent) and gore-tex boots, and you'll stay dry for hours through rough terrain and torrential rain. If it's cold and wet, you'd benefit from a neck gaiter. A cap can be added to keep the rain mostly out of your face.