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Ventile Poncho

Discussion in 'Group Buys' started by littlebiglane, Sep 3, 2007.

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Is £110 too much?

  1. Yes, that is too expensive

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  2. No, I can manage that.

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  1. ZDP-189

    ZDP-189 Nomad

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    Mine has arrived. I am really impressed by the detail of the design.
     
  2. littlebiglane

    littlebiglane New Member

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    Good. I am really glad.

    Tell us how you find it when you use it. Thanks

    LBL
     
  3. oetzi

    oetzi Settler

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    Mine arrived last week. as soon as I am back healthwise, I will give it a tray.
     
  4. Shambling Shaman

    Shambling Shaman Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Mine arrived weeks ago, but got it yesterday (birthday) :D
    Very nice will try it out asap
     
  5. littlebiglane

    littlebiglane New Member

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    and will you be putting a cup of tea for it on this tray? :D


    On a serious note...I have been waiting for people to start using it and commenting on the product.

    Will keep waiting....ho hum ;)
     
  6. sapper1

    sapper1 Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Come on chaps lets have a review.
     
  7. SimonM

    SimonM Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Mine arrived yesterday - but as we are having a hoard of girls for a sleep over, I can't go to the woods this weekend!

    Will try to get out next weekend with the bivvy bag!

    Simon
     
  8. sapper1

    sapper1 Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Come on gents we need a review and picture of these in use.At the minute it seems as if everyone who's had one is afraid to comment,is there a reason for this?There must be a few people waiting for a review before the buy one.
     
  9. ZDP-189

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    I need rain to coincide with camping. As I do not live in the UK, that's more challenging than you'd think.
     
  10. littlebiglane

    littlebiglane New Member

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    Just by way of information (I have just been asked to post this by Hilltrek).

    "We would like to increase the price of the Ventile poncho on our website to £135 however for BCUK members we will maintain it at £115 at least until the end of this month.

    To get this price the BCUK member would include in the information sent with the order their BCUK log on name."

    LBL
     
  11. SimonM

    SimonM Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    I took mine out overnight last night in place of my Ventile smock.

    I didn't need as rain wear, but I did drape it over me whilst I was reading under the tarp as a blanket.

    This morning, the wind had dropped so I rigged it up as a tarp (flying V) just as a photo op really...
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    First impressions - very good!

    It is plenty big enough to sleep under, and when worn as a poncho is almost silent, which is a big plus in my book.

    Simon
     
  12. littlebiglane

    littlebiglane New Member

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    Nice pictures. Expert looking set-up.

    Looking forward to a few more pictures from others. Simon, thanks for your feedback.

    LBL
     
  13. lmanton

    lmanton Tenderfoot

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    Mine arrived weeks ago, Thank you to LBL, Wayland, Hilltrek and anyone else who contributed to this initiative. I am really pleased with the quality and design, I have not had chance to use it yet but I intend to take it with me on the Devices to Westminster Endurance canoe race at Easter. I will post how I got on with it after the event!
    Cheers
    Leigh
     
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    Anyone else used it in anger yet and got some photos???

    LBL
     
  15. subedarmajor

    subedarmajor Forager

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    Took mine out on a canoe trip last weekend. It was most useful, seeing service as both a ground sheet and a waterproof.
    My companion for the day (also the owner of the canoe) tried it and was impressed by how light and comfortable it is. It doesn't get in the way when paddling and is very quiet.
    I must remember to take a spare belt next time, howaever as I nearly came a cropper getting out when the hem got under my feet!

    Cheers, Alan.
     
  16. SimonM

    SimonM Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Finally got mine wet last weekend...
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    This was early saturday morning whilst on Scout camp.

    Weather was wet and windy - Poncho performed well & I'm very pleased with it.

    Simon
     
  17. Twodogs

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    If it worked last weekend , it must be worth using ..
    nice one
    Twodogs
     
  18. littlebiglane

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    Good to see some photos by users at last. Seem like it is meeting at least one person's expectations :)
     
  19. ZDP-189

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    So far I have only found the occasion to wear it out once, but the weight and especially size of it meant that it's staying on the shelf till I can camp under it.
     
  20. malcolmc

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    Mine arrived Saturday.

    I’m very impressed by the quality of the workmanship, it looks and feels bomb proof. First thoughts were that it feels light, but it’s about the same weight as army surplus ones. It’s a bit bulkier, but it still fits snugly in the Viper large modular pouch (which I use as a butt pack) with room for about 10 m of 11mm rope below it.

    It’s a classy bit of kit and I, for one, am glad I did decide to shell what at first glance seemed a lot of cash; it’s worth every penny, IMHO.

    Thanks to all concerned in bringing this to fruition. :You_Rock_
     

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