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  • This topic has 5 replies, 5 voices, and was last updated 5 months, 2 weeks ago by Kevin Schaefer.

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        Ryan Berhar

        I was in Eugene for the Ducks game on Saturday, and it was raining ever so slightly at the beginning of the game. Thankfully, it stopped, but I actually got a poncho just in case. I don’t know how well it would have worked, but worth a shot. Have you used a poncho? Was it successful?

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        Dennis Turner

        I have and do use a poncho.  Hate it and don’t find it very helpful. Usually I end up with plastic bags covering my joystick and my lefthand positioning control (bread bags work well).

        My understanding is that these are the most vulnerable pieces in terms of moisture. But again, what do I know?

      • #20555
        Halsey Blocher

        I have used ponchos on occasion. As most of us do, I generally avoid rain, but if I can’t avoid it, ponchos are an acceptable solution. I usually use one for myself and one to cover the chair. Whenever possible I pair the ponchos with a large golf umbrella.

      • #20569
        Ryan Berhar

        Yeah, rain isn’t a big issue for me, as my hometown doesn’t get much rain. But I was curious anyway.

      • #20575
        Jim Schneider

        Always have a couple of bread bags in the backpack for the joystick.  Have a huge oversized poncho that will cover me and the chair if it was really really bad.

      • #20576
        Kevin Schaefer

        Good tips! I have used ponchos before, and I have one that’s soft and works great during the wintertime. It’s sort of a poncho/coat hybrid.

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