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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Bought this poncho for a trip to Florida. I'm fairly big 6'4", pounds and I've got a long torso, so finding a poncho that fits is difficult. Most of the "one size fits all" ponchos seem to think the entire population is 5'6" tall and weighs pounds. As things turned out, it didn't rain enough in Florida to need it, but I used it last week in New Orleans.
I have a big head, and I can put the poncho on without taking my glasses off. Length is what I expected. It keeps me dry down to about mid-thigh. It would be nice if it had some extra length in the back to accommodate a backpack, but it's still OK. I haven't been in a situation where I needed to whip up a lean-to, but with the ties and eyelets, it would probably do the job. Based on everything I've described so far, this would be a 4-star review.
The nylon leaks at the stitches. This is to be expected: I did not experience any leaking at the hood as other reviewers mentioned. However, the poncho has two short webbed straps sown to the inside of the poncho where your chest would be.
The webbed straps provide attachment points for a drawstring see photo. I'm not sure what the purpose of this was, but they didn't seal the spot where this was sewn on. When you're in heavy rain, the threads piercing the poncho act like wicks drawing the water in. On my first use, the straps became water-logged and started dripping inside the poncho. So, your back and sides are dry, your rear is dry, and your upper thighs are dry, but your chest will be soaked.
My last poncho which didn't fit as well was sealed at all the seams, and it definitely kept me dry. I think the "waterproof" in the description is referring to the material it is made out of, not the poncho itself. So, I'm going to have to waterproof a "Waterproof" poncho, which is disappointing.
So I read all the stuff about long waits. Maybe the vendor got the message. Mine took less than a week, and even if it had taken a month, it would have been worth the wait. This is a waterproof rubberized on the inside poncho. Best materials I've ever owned in a garment like this.
The side snaps are dual purpose and steel or brass painted black. The hood is terrific. Fairly tight around the neck for me good thing , but what's best is the hood's cut.
The front of the hood overhangs my forehead by 3 inches or so. I wear glasses or safety goggles for the chores I needed this for and the hood provides great buffer and protection.
Fabric is also "rigid" enough so that the extra material doesn't flap down into your face. The length is a little disappointing - hits my knees square on. I'm 6'5" with a pretty long torso, so this might not be as big of an issue for most.
I think I read somewhere that this didn't have arm holes. Just unsnap one of the snaps or slip your arm through the top opening at each side. I don't think I'll be using it as an impromptu tent or ground cover, but for those needing that feature, the grommets are heavy duty and the lead cords provided look like they will do the trick.
This is a great poncho and I'm thrilled with my purchase. Would recommend enthustiastically to friends and familly. This poncho is not waterproof. It soaks through after 20 minutes of moderate rain. It will keep you from getting soaked, but it will not keep you from getting damp or wet. The fact it isn't waterproof is surprising. Rain actually beads up on the nylon, the underside is urethane coated, it has seam seal tape over the stitches around the hood, and it is reasonably heavy duty, weighing as much as my 2-piece light weight GORE-TEX rain suit.
So you'd think it would be waterproof in moderate rain. I took some time sorting through all the near identical ponchos on Amazon before deciding that this one seemed like a decent bet. The poncho fits reasonably well, coming down past my knees, and past my mid forearms. It has real double sided snaps, which you need if you want to re-snap it with the back higher to fit over a tall back pack.
But it fails at it's primary purpose, keeping me dry. If you've ever camped in a tent in the rain or after a heavy dew in the morning, you know not to touch the sides of the tent, lest the water wick through the tent fabric. With the poncho, you can't avoid touching the fabric. And you get wet. I do still use it, but only as an extra layer.
You cannot count on this keeping you dry outdoors for longer than a few minutes, so you really wouldn't want to use it for an all day outing in cold rain as the primary rain gear.
This item was expensive, but worth every penny. It did take a while to get here, but the quality is so great, also worth it. Comes with plenty of draw strings and cord, and the material itself is very durable ripstop is the same construction style used in military uniforms, its a reinforced weave that makes the fabric tough to rip or tear and has a rubberized sort of interior to provide really excellent rain protection.
I'm 5' 11" and its fits me perfectly, maybe a little large, but its truly a very one-size-fits all design, in a good way. The advantages of a poncho are too many to list, but if you want something small and lightweight for hiking or travel this is perfect.
It won't fail on you, and tucks right away into a little waterproof pouch that's included. It will fit over backpacks and heavy clothing, its all around perfect. Tell us if something is incorrect. This item is no longer available. This waterproof poncho is lightweight and comes with its own bag and carrying handle, making it easy to transport with you virtually anywhere you go.
The PVC poncho has a zippered neck and a hood with toggled drawstrings, so it can be adjusted for a comfortable fit. I purchased one of these years ago when they were tan, with the "Ozark Trail" marking on them. After 7 camping trips, using it for a ground pad entrance, a makeshift rain fly with the tarp clips available in the same aisle , and a poncho to cover a fully loaded pack, this thing TOTALLY exceeded my expectations! The only reason it's not higher? Leaves WILL stain the pvc due to texture, but it's still functional, and will be included in my pack every time!
Reverenddel, November 17, Too small and too weak. The rain coat can barely cover me when I am carrying a school bag.
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