Osni (pronounced oos-nee)means “cold weather” in the Lakota Indian language, and is the perfect name for this new outerwear gear. It started out as a Poncho Liner and then we blew off the doors and made something really great. Check it out below.
The Osni Cloak has many uses
- Poncho Liner for our Poncho series
- Great Coat
- Half Sleeping or Bivy Bag
- Full length Sleeping bag – std size persons
- Woobie with Hood
- Under Quilt for Hammock
- Over Quilt for Hammock
- Hammock inner liner
- Can be used stand alone or with Poncho
Insulation is APEX which gives the Osni 1″ average loft, excellent warmth
Outer shell and inner cover fabrics are breathable nylon ripstop with water repellent coating. All fabrics are suitable for normal use outdoors, 1.9 oz fabrics are tougher than 1.1 oz, for extra strength choose ROBIC for the outside cover. There are a couple fabrics that do not have water repellency they will be noted as “no DWR” in drop down of fabric selection.
Camo Variations: Woodland is the standard familiar color pattern, Woodland Urban is the same pattern but with Grey, Black, Tan, and brown colors. MARPAT AOR2 is the same pattern as the standard but has lighter color palette, lighter greens, no Coyote brown and is pure finish no DWR.
ROBIC nylon is 50% stronger and 2 1/2 times more tear resistant than standard nylon fabrics.
The Osni is sized to fit our Poncho line since it’s primary intention is as a Poncho Liner and an Under Quilt for the hammock made from the Poncho.
You will see the typical poncho sizes listed in the size drop down, we’ll note here the sizing.
PSS = about 58″ x 84″
PSSL = about 58″ x 96″
PSSxL = about 58″ x 108
Note: a smaller size Osni can fit a larger size poncho as the snaps are referenced off the shoulder, so for example you could use a PSS size Osni in a PSSxL poncho.