Our thoroughly modernized version of the classic military poncho has more in common with technical sport jackets than the old vinyl camping stand-by that usually comes to mind. An industry first, it should reintroduce a generation to the functional benefits that having no sleeves affords.
The poncho can be stuffed into its own front pocket for storage. It even has a vent for drying!
_ water-resistant/breathable soft-shell fabric
(86% polyester, 14% spandex; liner is 100% polyester)
_ 100% waterproof fully-taped seams throughout
_ this makes it rainproof and waterproof under light pressure
_ perfect for light rain/average snow, and light pressure type of conditions
_ generous size to fit over packs/bags/chest-packs
_ large front & back velcro panels for agency i.d.
_ velcro panels on the shoulders & head-back
_ ample hood with brim section fits over head-wear
_ hood-cinchers for front and back-of-head adjust
_ zipper front to chin for full rain-coverage of throat
_ large perimeter grommets for hanging as tent/tarp
_ side snaps for closing edges in severe weather
Advantages of Poncho vs. Jacket:
_ fully covers the torso and most of legs
_ fully covers packs, bags and equipment
_ allows rain-free access to pockets/bags
_ dry equipment or weapon manipulation
_ can become a small make-shift tent
_ two ponchos combine for a larger tent
_ can be used as a seating/work surface
_ quick on and off over layered clothing
Differences between Original vs MK2. (2020) PonchoVilla®:
1. Attachment loops and snaps added on V. 2020 to allow for coupling of Fleece Poncho Liner (so they don't separate in windy conditions.)
2. Lasercut MOLLE added on the loop fastener on the pocket flap.
3. Same-color seam tape on the inside (already implemented on some of the later batches of the original design.)
|Expanded Size||~79.5" L x 53.5" W (201.9 x 135.9 cm)|
|Other Info||Folded Size: ~13" L x 11.2" W x 2.2" D (33 x 28.5 x 5.5 cm); Front Velcro: ~14.4" L x 3" W (37.6 x 7.6 cm); Back Velcro: ~12.6" L x 2.9" W (32 x 7.5 cm)|
|Main Material||Water-resistant breathable soft-shell (taped seams are 100% waterproof)|
|Design||Long Beach, California - In-House Team.|
|Product Weight||~2.3 lbs.|