The Exped Daypack & Bike Poncho UL is an ultralight, waterproof and versatile poncho that can be worn over a rucksack or while ridding a bike.
A poncho for the mobile city dweller and world traveller. Light and dry coverage for cycling, a hike in the mountains or wilderness travel.
Exped's Daypack & Bike Poncho UL is basically a large waterproof poncho, large enough to be worn over a pack or over your bike. When worn over a bike you will need to be careful as to not get the tarp trapped in the wheels - that could be a nasty accident. Just make sure to double check everything before you ride off.
Exped have added 3 adjustable elastic loops that you can use to attach it safely to the bike and handlebars and will also help to prevent rain puddles in the front of the poncho. There's also a velcro strap included that can be used to attach to the saddle. Exped have even thought ahead and added an elastic waist strap to prevent unwanted flapping.
Of course it also work well as a stand alone poncho, keeping you and your pack dry when it decides to unexpectedly poor down. An elaborately shaped hood with dual adjustment cords offer a perfect fit, head movement, and unrestricted view. There's a large internal pocket for stowing essentials, which then doubles up as a stuff sack.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear