- Water & light resistant
- Camouflaged coated PU nylon minirip
- Dimensions fully open: 1.5 mx 3 m
- Double zipper side closures
- Two zipped arms for poncho use
- An eyelet at each corner of the poncho allows it to be fixed to the ground or tied into the classic shelter look.
- Supplied with an stuff sack carrying case with ALICE clips
- Weight: approx 650g
Our gear is made from high-quality materials that lasts for years. All dyes will tend to fade, but ours has an excellent colour fixative that will remain effective for years. The basic principle of care is to be sensible. Heavy reactive chemicals will strip the fabric, and overly gentle treatments will not be particularly effective. Be sensible. The thing to remember is that general wear and tear comes in many forms, not just abrasion. Strong light has a powerful effect (photodegradation), and there are even chemical compounds in rainwater, so generally everything you use can be expected to deteriorate. Arktis fabrics have been developed with these characteristics in mind. Making them durable and resistant to wear and tear. Most caring involves being thoughtful about what you do.
Washing: The best way to clean these items is with soapy water and a scrubbing brush. It’s that simple. To get them dry, turn them upside down so that the water can drain out quickly.
Reproofing: A time will come in the life of water-repellent equipment when water is starting to absorb into the fabric at a more frequent rate. A modest restoration of the outer’s water repellency will help diminish the absorption of water into the fabric. With some coated fabrics, pressing the garment with a cool or “1 Dot” iron will revive the coating to an effective level. The reason behind this is that heat can reactivate the finish, bringing it back to life. It’s always worth trying ironing as the first step. If required you can restore outer water repellency using Stormsure, NIKWAX or similar products. We prefer spray-on type products to allow for precision on key areas. When spraying make sure the garment is clean and free from any detergent.