Living in AZ I don’t think in terms of rain protection. But looking at weather predictions for Italy I see there is a chance of rain and thunderstorms while on our trip. I am taking a water resistant jacket sprayed with Dry Camp water proofing. I have a 99 Cent store rain coat (4 oz) ) that works for a couple days, same as I have used at home mucking stalls in the rain. What do you think of the RS Rain Ponchos (10 oz)? Is it a better option? I’m thinking a poncho might cover my backpack or purse better? Weight, bulk and usability are considerations. Sale ends today so if anyone can offer opinions ASAP I’d appreciate it. Thanks!
Edit: see update below. Thanks for your help!