What's your experience with ponchos?

Discussion in 'Clothing & Footwear' started by Jamess, Apr 29, 2017.

  1. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Trekmates do some reasonably priced ponchos
  2. KVerb

    KVerb Trail Blazer

    They're pretty heavy though... And huge, wouldn't want to be wearing it on a windy day. Mine never left the gear closet after I bought this one:

    I close the back two snaps together in front of me and it's not very flappy that way. I'm 187cm tall and have no issues with length. I doubt that a lot of you have a pack that is as tall as the one in the picture so backside coverage is fine if you don't mind wet legs from the knee down.
  3. Imperial Dave

    Imperial Dave Section Hiker

    wet legs and feet never been an issue for me.....its more about keeping the core dry
  4. KVerb

    KVerb Trail Blazer

    Well then I can recommend the 3F poncho, I love it for trips where scrambling is kept to a minimum. And at that price it's not that bad if it turns out you don't like it.
  5. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Re wet legs I'd only consider a poncho for summer use so wet legs less of an issue. Conventional wp are a thermal layer as well for winter in my way of thinking
  6. KVerb

    KVerb Trail Blazer

    Depends on what you define as summer use. I've used my poncho in day temperatures below 10°C and I was fine, which makes it 2.5 or 3 season use for me here in Belgium.

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