This army poncho was purchase from eBay.
- Issued to British troops up until the late 90’s
- 58 pattern poncho design
- Draw cord on hood
- Press-stud fastening on sides
- Breathable (ish)
- Waterproof (to an extent)
It has a hole in the centre to our your head through. It has drawstring pull cords to pull tight the material around your waist.
How I used it
I took it cycle touring as an alternative to a waterproof jacket.
It works well. It makes you look silly. Aerodynamically terrible, unless the wind is behind you.
- Multiple uses (can be used as a back up shelter / covering up a bike / picnic sheet)
I once read somewhere that the best breathable coat is an umbrella, so a poncho might be a good compromise.