Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Nano Poncho: The Ultimate Travel Companion for Hikers & Campers

Versatile, Lightweight, Waterproof, Compact, Multi-functional

Traveling, whether it's through the bustling streets of an ancient city or the untouched wilderness of a forest, has always been about the experience. The people you meet, the stories you gather, and the sights you see. But it's also about being prepared. The world is unpredictable, and when you're on the road, so is the weather.

Enter the Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Nano Poncho. It's not just any poncho; it's a versatile piece of equipment that wears many hats. Picture this: you're trekking through the Himalayas or meandering through the streets of a small European town when the skies suddenly darken. In an instant, this unassuming poncho transforms from a compact item in your backpack into a waterproof shield against the rain, designed to cover both you and your large backpack. Gone are the days of soggy maps and drenched belongings.

But what if you need more than just a rain cover? The Ultra-Sil Nano Poncho has you covered. It effortlessly morphs into a 2-person shelter, complete with guy attachment points. With a 57 x 104 inch dimension, it offers ample space and protection. And its construction? The double-stitched, tape sealed, 3-panel hood design speaks of a level of craftsmanship that promises to stand the test of time and weather.

Constructed with Sea to Summit's 15D Ultra-Sil, one of the lightest coated fabrics available, this poncho offers mild waterproofing with a 1,200mm hydrostatic head, all while weighing a mere 8.1 oz. And when it's not in use, this travel essential packs down to a petite 3 x 5.25 inches, ensuring it takes minimal space in your luggage.

There's even a mention of its compatibility with bug tents, offering an ultralight shelter option – a nod to its multifunctional design.

At $99.95, some might argue it's a steep price for a poncho. But this isn't just a poncho. It's peace of mind. It's versatility. And, in the most unexpected of situations, it might just become the unsung hero of your adventures.

Whether you're a seasoned traveler or someone just dipping their toes into the world of exploration, the Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Nano Poncho promises to be a reliable companion. Because while the journey is about the stories and experiences, being prepared ensures those stories are worth telling.


  1. Multifunctional Design: It's not just a poncho; it can serve as a raincoat, pack cover, groundsheet, and even a 2-person tarp shelter.
  2. Lightweight and Compact: Made from 15D Ultra-Sil Nano fabric, it weighs only 8.1 oz and packs down to a minimal 3 x 5.25 inches, making it ideal for lightweight travel.
  3. Waterproofing: The poncho boasts a hydrostatic head of 1,200mm, offering mild waterproofing to shield you and your belongings from rain.
  4. Compatibility: It can be combined with bug tents to create an ultralight shelter, enhancing its versatility.
  5. High-Quality Construction: The double-stitched, tape sealed, 3-panel hood design ensures durability and longevity.
  6. Accommodates Large Backpacks: Unlike some ponchos, this one is designed to cover a traveler and their large backpack, keeping both the person and their gear dry.


  1. Price: At $99.95, it might be considered pricey for a poncho, especially for budget travelers or those who might not need its multifunctional features.
  2. Mild Waterproofing: While it offers waterproofing, it's described as “mild,” which might not be suitable for extreme weather conditions or prolonged exposure to heavy rain.
  3. Material Thinness: The lightweight 15D fabric, though a pro in terms of packability, might not be as robust as thicker materials when faced with rough terrain or heavy use.


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