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Old 06-09-2009, 05:21 PM
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Poncho for Canoeing

Hi everyone. Im going to be in the canoe alot this summer with summer camp and was wondering if anyone has used a poncho, ie: integral designs sil poncho as there rain gear when the sky opens up. im curious to know if it would provide enough coverage when in the sitting or kneeling position so that you wouldnt need to wear rain pants. i think there are many pluses to using a poncho like the one mentioned because of its small package/lightweight, easily put on and taken off (no need to take your NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 06-09-2009, 05:34 PM
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A poncho would be OK in warm weather, but you're going to get wet. Canoeing in cooler temps I wear NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 06-09-2009, 07:19 PM
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My opinion. I like rain pants, not only for the rain protection, but for an extra pair of pants in NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 06-10-2009, 03:42 AM
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yes you guys are probably correct. Im just in the market for a new pair of rain pants and jacket and NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 06-10-2009, 03:21 PM
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Canoeing Raingear

I have been to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area multiple, multiple times and from that I experience, I NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 06-10-2009, 04:05 PM
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I'll cast my vote for rain pants/jacket too. As previously mentioned, the increased upper body move NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 06-23-2009, 06:59 AM
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And what I would consider the biggest argument against a poncho/cape is the safety issues.
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If you have access to a pool, jump into the shallow end with the poncho on. The experience of tryin NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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