Web-tex British Army Basha
This is the Web-tex British Army Basha that we are reviewing. It has a variety of features to be used in a variety of applications. This is the OD Green model, but it also comes in British DPM Camoflauge (for even more concealment). It is made of a super waterproof double poly-eurothane coated nylon, weighing 1.4 lbs. To the touch it feels lightweight yet rugged. The Basha measures 8.6' x 5.7'.
Many people use a military poncho for these applications, but if you've used them you know their limitations. The main being the ridgeline having a hole in it (the hood). No matter how you tie it, rain will sometimes get in.
For set up all you really need is 550 cord. Tent stakes are nice, but they can be fashioned for sticks if need be. For the review I used commercial tent stakes as well as fashioned some with my knife. Both methods worked fine.
The Basha has 5 loops across the top for the ridge line. I like the fact the ridgeline is outside of the Basha. This ensures a symmetrical set-up (which is sometimes difficult with a poncho).
The top loops also have patches of reinforced stitching for rugged use and can easily slide on the ridgeline for ease of adjustment.
This also worked out as an awesome tarp for my hammock, and I will try and demonstrate in my upcoming video review.
The Web-tex British Army Basha comes in at $95 U.S. Dollars.