Do you mean the garden hose?
I'm glad I tried the poncho. I'm not quite sure what to think of it. I need a bridesmaid to carry its train when I try to wear it, but to sleep under it it seems so small.
I like my bigger tarp, but in buggy country, I think I would rather have a tarptent.
I like the fun factor of all the different ways to set up a tarp. And the poncho is physically the smallest package. It would be handy to stow in my daypack for those nutty off-trail adventures I sometimes do.
I'm trying to figure out what to bring with me on the PCT this summer.
The poncho weighs about 10oz but requires a bivy. Mine is 6+ oz, so we're at about 16oz, not counting the guylines. On the negative, it is cramped space underneath.
My tarptent is 16oz. It's spacious and comfortable. On the negative side, it's very noisy in wind and it's often windy.
The Equinox tarp is 14oz, not counting the guy lines, and wouldn't require a bivy. It's spacious but it's not bug-free space. On the negative side, it's saggy in the dew.
I plan to bring a bug bivy regardless what shelter I use so I can sleep without a roof if I want.
It looks like a tie between the Equinox and my Gossamer Gear The One.