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Gatewood Cape - 11 Ounce Rain Gear / Shelter


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This ain't your dad's Poncho Tarp! Anyone stuck on a high ridge camped under a poncho/tarp in a major blow, knows the hours to daylight are going to be long hard ones. Face it, unless you're small enough to qualify for a job as one of Willy Wonka's Oompa Loompas, ponchos don't provide much protection. Sure, you can add a bivy to your pack, but that's more weight and another single use piece of gear to carry.

The Gatewood Cape's unique 360 Degree Protection provides 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 wind blown rain. Dual zipper pulls on the front of the Gatewood Cape allow you to regulate ventilation while still providing full protection. Plus, the open skirted design allows fresh air to enter the bottom.

As a shelter, the Gatewood Cape provides significantly enhanced protection when compared to your typical poncho/tarp. Its 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 tarp setup that invariably leaves one or more sides exposed, the Gatewood Cape is a shaped tarp and eliminates all exposed sides, leaving you safe and secure.

Shaped tarps are significantly easier to pitch correctly. The center pole with 6 stakes anchors the shelter rock solid to the ground. The taut setup eliminates the noise of sides flapping in the breeze common with poorly pitched tarps.

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, the Gatewood Cape makes 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.


  • Micro buckles connectharness to cape for easy installation and removal.
  • Full 360 Degree protection when set up as a shelter or worn as rain gear.
  • Full Zippered Entrance makes entering and exiting the shelter a snap.
  • Adjustable Vestibule Height allows you increase ventilation while maintaining adequate rain protection.
  • Side Hooks for shortening the long sides when worn as a cape.
  • Floating Canopy allows the c anopy to be set to different heights depending upon conditions.
  • Integrated Map / Night Stash Pocket with zipper closure to keep stuff contained. Pocket also doubles as the stuff sack.
  • Center Pole Support significantly improves the ability of the shelter to handle wind and snow loads.
  • Ultra-light Waterproof Canopy is made from high strength 30 denier Silicone Nylon.
  • Extremely Easy Setup requires only six stakes.


  • 11 oz. (everything but stakes and pole)

  • Capacity:
  • One Person

  • Coverage:
  • 35 sq. ft.

  • Packed Size
  • 8" X 10" X 1.5".

  • Color
  • Gray
  • Stakes Required:
  • 6 (not included)

  • Comes With
  • Cape, Integrated Stuff Sack, Guylines

  • Materials
  • Canopy: 30D Silicone Nylon
  • Zipper: #3 YKK

  • Suggested Use
  • Ultralight Backpacking
  • Day Hiking Emergency Bivouack
  • Layout

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    Serenity NetTent

    Ultralight NetTent

    Provides enhanced bug protection to your Gatewood Cape.

    Weight: 7 oz.

    Lunar Solo Stake Set

    This set includes five 6 stakes and one 9 stake. Use the 6 stakes for the perimeter and the 9 for the main guyline.

    Set will also work with the Gatewood Cape, Wild Oasis and Serenity Net Tent.

    Weight: 2 ounces

    Lunar Solo Footprint

    This footprint is made from hard surface Tyvek and is specially cut to fit under the Lunar Solo tent. It'll help to protect your floor from sticks and rocks.

    This footprint works equally well as a ground cloth for the Gatewood Cape or Wild Oasis shelters.

    Weight: 4.5 ounces
    Size: 36" X 84"
    Colors: White

    Carbon Fiber Tent Pole

    This 45" ultralight Carbon Fiber pole can subsutitute as your primary tent pole used to support either the Lunar Duo, Lunar Solo, Refuge, Gatewood Cape, Wild Oasis or the Serenity NetTent

    Weight: 1.8 oz.

    SilNet Seam Sealer

    This 100% Silicone seam sealer will provide your tent with a watertight seal.

    It is used on silicone impregnated fabrics and is unaffected by temperature extremes.

    Weight: 1.5 oz. per tube

    9 Inch Easton Stakes

    These 9" stakes are made from 7075 E9 Aluminum. The Easton tent stake is one of the strongest and lightest on the market.

    Weight: .5 ounces
    Length: 9 inches
    Sold Individually

    6 Inch Easton Stakes

    At .3 ounces these 6" stakes are as light as titaninum stakes but with significant more holding power.

    Made from 7075 E9 aircraft aluminum, these Easton stakes are the strongest and lightest stakes on the market.

    Weight: .3 ounces
    Length: 6 inches
    Sold Individually



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