As the saying goes ‘everything’s perfect in a poncho’.
Ok so we may have just created this saying but I think it fits well.
Ponchos are perfect for both men and women or even kids and come in so many funky colours and styles. You don’t need to be a hippy to throw on a poncho.
Poncho’s are not just about keeping warm at a festival or looking super cool. A poncho says that you are comfortable with the way you dress, they also provide a shelter from the world in the form of a big wearable blanket that you can wrap yourself up in.
Ponchos at Festivals
For many years now ponchos have been a big part of festival fashion, I’m not talking about those lovely plastic waterproof ones although they are very handy in an emergency. No I’m talking about nice blanket sizes ponchos that are great for wrapping yourself up when it gets a bit cold at night. The most popular is the thick weave cotton poncho that provides warmth in the form of a heavy cotton material, these thick weave ponchos stand out as a good choice because the weight provides a great feeling of comfort and warmth. Of course the hood also helps finish off these male and female ponchos. Although made in Nepal I would say they are heavily inspired by the South American ponchos, that are perfect at providing a warm and cosy place to hide.
Ponchos as Blankets
We have found that ponchos are so versatile they can be used as more than just a wearable blanket. People use then to lay on the ground as picnic blankets as they provide a nice area to sit on. Of course if you intend to wear the poncho I probably wouldn’t throw it on the ground at a muddy Glastonbury festival and still hope to retrieve it all nice and clean. We were picturing a nice summers day and laying the poncho on a nice dry patch of grass. So perfect to use as a picnic blanket for all those nice dry festivals you will attend this year.
Ponchos for camping
I guess this is also covered under the old ‘ponchos at festivals’ bit but we get so many people contacting us about purchasing for when they go camping I couldn’t just let this slip. The most common asked question is ‘are they warm enough for camping?’. There are several ways to answer this question, of course if you only plan on wearing the poncho and I mean just the poncho in the middle of winter while sitting at the top of a mountain in the highlands then you’ll probably catch a cold however worn over other clothing as recommend, our ponchos do provide a nice layer of warmth. The cotton ponchos are heavy and longer so provide more to wrap yourself up in, the acrylic ponchos are lighter but made from a soft acrylic blend which has great thermal properties to help keep you warm. All in all a poncho is well recommended for when you go camping.
If you don’t already have an poncho then its fair to say you need one as they are essential festival kit, perfect for camping, using as a picnic blanket, they look great and can be worn by everyone (but not all at once).