Getting caught in a huge rainstorm can ruin a good day in the field, so having an emergency waterproof in your rucksack makes sense. This lightweight poncho made by Helicon can quickly be pulled over whatever you’re wearing, and your rifle, so that you can sit out the rain completely dry and comfortable. It’s even big enough to go over your rucksack, keeping it and its contents dry, too. Other uses include making it into a ground sheet, a sleeping bag cover, and even a makeshift basha at a push. The waterproof ripstop fabric is surprisingly tough and you can choose from plain green or from four camouflage patterns. They’re also as cheap as chips at just £22.40
This lightweight poncho could save your day in unpredictable weather.