The Gatewood Cape is the super ultralight backpacker’s dream – shave ounces by combining your rain gear and tarp into one.
The Gatewood Cape is the ONLY poncho-style Tarp to provide complete 360° protection. Since its introduction in 2006, it has been carried over hundreds of thousands of trail miles. It’s provided shelter in everything from high mountain snow-choked ridges to lush forest trails.
*To completely repel water, shelters need to have sealer applied to the seams before use. *Shelters including a seam sealing service may not ship immediately.
TheGatewood Cape'sunique360-Degree Protectionprovides full coverage either when worn as a cape or used as a shelter. Unlike ponchos, capes don't have long slits along the sides. While the poncho may allow for more ventilation, it does little to keep out windblown rain. Dual zipper pulls on the front of theGatewood Capeallow you to regulate ventilation while still providing full protection. Plus, the open skirted design allows fresh air to enter the bottom.
As a shelter, theGatewood Capeprovides significantly enhanced protection when compared to your typical poncho/tarp. Its sturdy pyramid design easily sheds rain or snow and wind simply flows around it. Any sudden change in wind direction in the middle of the night won't leave you scrambling to re-orient your shelter or force you deeper into your bivy. Unlike a traditional tarp, theGatewood Capeis shaped to eliminate all exposed sides -- leaving you safe and secure.
With 35 square feet of coverage under the shelter's canopy, you've got plenty of room for you and your gear. Depending upon conditions, you can even adjust the vestibule to different heights to increase ventilation. A long zipper on the vestibule makes opening and closing the shelter a snap.
For the adventuresome day hiker, theGatewood Capemakes the perfect addition to your 10 essentials survival kit. It packs down incredibly small and provides peace of mind knowing you've got excellent protection close at hand.
For added bug protection, theGatewood Cape mates with theSerenity NetTent. Together they keep both the rain and bugs at bay. Providing you with secure and comfortable space.
After spending several years coming up with the design. TheGatewood Capebecame my primary shelter for years. My good friendBilly Goathas racked up over 10,000 miles with his Gatewood CapeandSerenity NetTent.
Micro Bucklesconnect the harness to cape for easy installation and removal.
Full 360-Degreeprotection when set up as a shelter or worn as rain gear.
Full Zippered Entrancemakes entering and exiting the shelter a snap.
Adjustable Vestibule Heightallows increased ventilation while maintaining adequate rain protection.
Side Snapsfor shortening the long sides when worn as a cape.
Floating Canopyallows the canopy to be set to different heights depending upon conditions.
Integrated Map / Night Stash Pocketwith zipper closure to keep stuff contained. Pocket also doubles as the stuff sack.
Center Pole Supportsignificantly improves the ability of the shelter to handle wind and snow loads.
Ultralight Waterproof Canopyis made from high strength Silicone Nylon.
Extremely Easy Setuprequires only six stakes.
Seasons:3 Sleeps:1 Ships With: Tarp, Stuff Sacks, Guy lines Pack Size: 10" X 8 X 1.5" Weight1: 11 oz - 310 g Stakes: 6 (sold separately) Colors: Gray, Forrest Green
Type: Tarp Frame: Single 49" or 45" Pole(sold separately) Entry: Side Entry Coverage: 35 ft2- 3.2 m2