Our lined waxed cotton poncho has been carefully designed to make your adventures in the harsh elements as enjoyable as possible.
It is crafted from 405gsm (12oz) British made 100% cotton canvas with a thick wool lining. The canvas has an ultra dry waxed finish which readily forms a beautiful antiqued patina.
The poncho features a fully wool lined hood, to provide warmth, that is fixed with DOT brand brass press studs negating the need for a seam around the neck, thereby reducing any risk of water ingress. The front of the poncho features a classic half zip opening which is backed to keep the weather out, even when open. nb: currently the YKK Aquaguard zip is black, not green as in the photos.
The flat, laid out poncho measures approximately 1.5 x 2.1m (or 1.5 x 2.6m in the long option) which translates to 1.5m wide across the shoulders and about 1m length, front and back (1.3m in the long). We can make it longer if required, but not wider. You probably don't need it narrower.
We have added DOT brand press studs down both sides to allow the poncho to be closed off when being worn and these, along with the extra press studs at the rear and eyelet at the front, will allow it to be fitted to our slip-in bedrolls for a quick sleeping solution. The press studs also allow the poncho to be turned into a narrow bivvy by folding it lengthways and press-studding the long sides together.
Options include a choice of colour for the tape around the edges, the colour of the wool and the addition of a webbing loop on each corner for use as a small shelter (please note that the neck hole does not seal completely but the hood can be repositioned to prevent water ingress to some degree).
Weights are as follows:
Regular Lined: 3.45kg
Long Lined: 4.35kg
These are made to order (allow 2 weeks) in our Essex workshop but we may have stock in show season.
Pictures show both lined and unlined versions.
Note: We are currently using NATO black hardware while we wait for a restock of the gilt brass finish.
Top quality wet weather gear, superb quality built to last and great for colder nights round the camp fire
Really high quality and well made heavy weight lined poncho. It has kept me dry and warm whilst out and about. And it also doubles up as a large ground sheet when needed. Would highly recommend