lol both yall are too angry. I sometimes use a plash palatka (Russian shelter half for those who don't know)
Cons: It is a little small, esp. for fitting all your gear in with it.
The arm holes can leak, so I sealed them up (a little annoying but nothing big)
Heavy, compared to other things. Have been thinking about making a modern version with newer materials and no arm holes.
Comfy in the rain- very quiet when wearing hood (unlike new fabrics)
Incredibly versatile. The most comfortable rain gear ever + covers pack + highly adjustable for temperature.
Robust- do not mind using rocks to hold it down, dgaf.
All in all, as a 6'2" guy trying to sleep in it is kinda a joke. I only take it as my main shelter when I don't expect a drop of rain. It is heavy as well, so if I'm not sure if it's gonna rain or rain that much it's a toss up. If it is definitely going to be pissing rain, I fucking love this thing.
Really wanna try a Zeitbahn and a few of the other shelterhalf/poncho things out there on the mil-surp sites.