I THINK I have purchased the last of the gear I will be needing for this big trek north. In the last month I have purchased, all from ZPacks, one each of their cuben fiber rain chap set (2.0 oz), cuben fiber poncho (4.8 oz.) a 20 degree down quilt in its stuff sack weighing in at 16.1 oz, with lots of little notions for sewing up my own stuff. In true multiple use fashion I can use the poncho as my ground cloth when I have to go to ground and as an under quilt/rain splash protector when I'm in the hammock. All this is in addition to its function as rain gear! The chaps are good for protection from flying insects and cold winds, as well as trail side Poison Oak and Poodle Dog Bush. I checked and they can be washed in warm water as long as they are air dried afterwards.