Any recommended waterproofs for canoe camping?
I've been a few times but the last time I was underprepared for the weather and it rained all day. Luckily it was summer so it was warm enough during the day whilst canoeing but when we stopped for lunch it got a bit cold.
To be fair, I only had on a $3 poncho from Walmart
My current waterproofs are around 3000mm and am wondering if that's enough. It would need to be breathable but also warm enough when out in exposed areas like a lake.
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Get the Campmor catalog|
Posted by: jackl on Jun-06-13 6:32 AM (EST)
and browse through it.
Posted by: Waterbird on Jun-06-13 9:37 PM (EST)
Well, 3000 mm is considered very good for a tent fly and floor, at least in North America.
3000 mm is measly|
Posted by: kayamedic on Jun-10-13 4:09 PM (EST)
and not the Hillberg standard nor those tents from Mountain Equipment Coop. The latter have a 10000 mm waterproofing rating.
We use urethane-coated ponchos. |
Posted by: g2d on Jun-09-13 10:52 PM (EST)
You don't need Goretex for breathability, and a quality poncho can serve for other purposes, while Goretex et al cannot.
Posted by: richardp on Jun-10-13 9:36 AM (EST)
I bought a jacket and pants designed for hikers. It is coated nylon and works well. You need something that will allow arm movement. On sale, name brands (North Face, Marmot, Patagonia etc.) will run you less than $75 for top and bottom. Personally I don't like ponchos but a good one is an inexpensive way to go.
g2d's quite correct when mentioned that|
Posted by: bigspencer on Jun-26-13 1:26 PM (EST)