Since we introduced the HD Poncho series about 4 years ago it has become a substantial portion of our sales. People love to have something tough enough not to need to worry about using it in challenging situations. In the last couple years we introduced a version that was still strong but much lighter and rolled up more compactly (HD Ripstop with Dyneema).
During the last six months one of our customers asked about this fabric for ponchos. We acquired some fabric, the most expensive fabric we have ever bought, and made some test gear. One of these first ponchos went to that customer. Perry has been using a prototype in a good bit of camping, and loves it. His Pro’s are, lighter than standard HD, twice as strong as HD, hard to cut, nearly impossible to tear, very waterproof, and the fabric is incredibly soft and comfortable. His Con’s are expensive, a little narrower than standard ponchos, can be mostly alleviated with PSE option.
Xtreme HD is by far the strongest Poncho we have ever offered. It has a soft hand for exceptional comfort. Fabric is a woven blend of Polyester (55%) and Dyneema (45%). Xtreme HD has amazing cut and abrasion resistance, by far the best we’ve ever seen. Excellent coatings for waterproofing on the underside and repellency on the face side combined with the fabric yarns being resistant to absorbing moisture make for a superior Poncho. All functions of our ponchos are available in this one, Poncho, Hammock, Tarp, etc. For most convenience in hammock mode order with Quick Connect and Dyneema Web. Color is Heathered Gray. Finished width is less than our typical ponchos at 48″ making PSE (Sleeve Extensions) more desirable. Made in USA