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Best Poncho liner/quilt on a tight budget

Discussion in 'Other Every Day Carry Items' started by waldamir, Dec 18, 2015.

  1. waldamir

    waldamir Loaded Pockets

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    I'm looking for the warmest and lightest poncho liner/quilt under $25.

    I've looked at the USGI poncho liner and the Snugpak jungle blanket. I wanted to see what else was out there

    Thank you
     
  2. Minos

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    I heard Costco has down blankets for $30. On another forum someone mentioned he bought one for use as a hammock quilt. Other than that, I'm out of ideas unless you want to DIY something.

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  3. Cobra 6 Actual

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    A lightly used GI poncho liner should be about that price. I don't know where you are in Europe, but if you have a surplus store nearby you can physically check the condition of the liner for rips and tears. Many European countries' military services have adopted a piece of gear similar to the American poncho liner (or "woobie").

    If no store nearby, then it's back to the Internet.

    Hope this helps!
     
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    Here's a dumb question, how do the liners attach to the poncho? Is there a hole to match up to the hood
    or do they just wrap around?
     
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    Was hoping someone knew this already. I think my liner is just for sleeping, no hole to match up to the hood. maybe Christmas I will dig around in the garage of my stuff and find out.
     
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    Don't know about the modern ones, but the older liner version just had ties that you laced through holes in the corner of the poncho. But, no head hole.
     
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    Typically no head holes - "poncho liner" is a bit of a misnomer. But you can get some that way. One of my favorite pieces of backpacking gear.

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    So, what have you got there, reppans? Is that a liner and a poncho combination?
     
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    I suppose Cobra... seems to me it's what the military woobie always should have been. Head hole, tall collar, velcro down the sides for poncho mode, body/waist strap that works in both quilt/poncho mode, and foot box/draw string. It serves three purposes for me while cold weather camping: displaces the need for a down jacket, as a quilt adds 20-degrees to my 1lb summer mummy bag, and if you add a 6oz. UCO candle lantern in the protected triangle of your legs sitting Indian style, it's warmer than sitting in front of a campfire :D.
     
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    Interesting, reppans: maker, model? Thank you!
     
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    Sure Cobra, it's a Kifaru Woobie Express, and they have a Doobie Express which is thicker/warmer. A few notes though - while high quality, their gear is NOT cheap or in line with a "tight budget;" if you are over ~5'10" it will get a bit short in quilt mode; and they have discontinued this product, guess it's not a big seller (compared to their regular blanket woobies) although remaining stock is on sale.
     
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    OK, thanks for that info. Sometimes, as you know, companies discontinue products because they're going to be issuing an 'improved' version (and sometimes not). Thanks, again!
     
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