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    If you own and use a poncho as a rain jacket, which one do you use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riaan van Wyk View Post
    If you own and use a poncho as a rain jacket, which one do you use?
    In that bag of tricks I had at the GTG, I keep a poncho. I picked it up in Ireland a couple of years back. No name brand but I have been using it since 1994.
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    You have a well sorted bag of tricks Estee
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    Just checked. No tags on it. The inside is like a Drizzabone, oiled and the outside is a ticht nylon weave. Makes a good tarp also.

    I havent come across anything like it here.


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    Estee = S T = Sean Towlson

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    Used my old army Poncho for many years, combined with the "bivvy seil" was my "tent" at many bike rallies even used it as a makeshift "bath" in a stream for "newby" campers, that insisted on a bath while bush camping

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vuurmaker View Post
    Used my old army Poncho for many years, combined with the "bivvy seil" was my "tent" at many bike rallies even used it as a makeshift "bath" in a stream for "newby" campers, that insisted on a bath while bush camping
    There is an idea, as I might get to Debben soon I must go have a look at the military surplus store there.
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    Riaan, the co-co-op also usually has a selection. There must be some kind of agricultural shop around your area. I got most of mine from there over the years.

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    RvW, let me guess..
    You need a poncho to keep IT ARE TIMING in the rain
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emmie L View Post
    Riaan, the co-co-op also usually has a selection. There must be some kind of agricultural shop around your area. I got most of mine from there over the years.
    The TWK here doesn't know what a poncho is, the other Farmer's Co Op doesn't stock them, made some calls yesterday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWM View Post
    RvW, let me guess..
    You need a poncho to keep IT ARE TIMING in the rain
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    Was playing a golf day on Saturday, in the rain. The poncho's kept us dry and even improved our game by at least a few shots...

    You say you got yours in 1994? I did not realize they could last that long. This one I bought on Saturday morning and it was done by early afternoon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riaan van Wyk View Post
    There is an idea, as I might get to Debben soon I must go have a look at the military surplus store there.
    Riaan to which one do you go to, in the Berea? When I was there last time they had nothing of the sorts. I was actually looking for an old army bivvy, those are so handy, but they only had odd & ends and some shirts, pants & the odd coat.

    If there are any others please let me know and I will gladly check it out for you.

    To answer your question, I use a poncho bought in Vietnam, but quite thick plastic (PVC?) material. The one shown by Estee looks a better all-rounder.
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    https://www.builders.co.za/Protectiv...BoCjH0QAvD_BwE

    Maybe look at this one from Builders. Dont know what the quality is like. You might find them at Johnsson, Outdoor warehouse, Trappers and the likes as well
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    First Ascent have just brought out a new poncho - https://www.firstascent.co.za/ultral...ucksack-poncho

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    Quote Originally Posted by walkabout View Post
    Riaan to which one do you go to, in the Berea? When I was there last time they had nothing of the sorts. I was actually looking for an old army bivvy, those are so handy, but they only had odd & ends and some shirts, pants & the odd coat.

    If there are any others please let me know and I will gladly check it out for you.

    To answer your question, I use a poncho bought in Vietnam, but quite thick plastic (PVC?) material. The one shown by Estee looks a better all-rounder.
    I was going to go to Sad Sacks ( have never been there) but calling them this morning the lady told me they have nothing in stock.

    Quote Originally Posted by FWM View Post
    https://www.builders.co.za/Protectiv...BoCjH0QAvD_BwE

    Maybe look at this one from Builders. Dont know what the quality is like. You might find them at Johnsson, Outdoor warehouse, Trappers and the likes as well
    I tried Johnsons they make rain suits only. Outdoor Warehouse has the one Andy posted below.

    Quote Originally Posted by AndyT View Post
    First Ascent have just brought out a new poncho - https://www.firstascent.co.za/ultral...ucksack-poncho

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    Looks good, price is making my eyes water though. It is three bottles of Captain Morgan that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pietsweis View Post
    Was playing a golf day on Saturday, in the rain. The poncho's kept us dry and even improved our game by at least a few shots...

    You say you got yours in 1994? I did not realize they could last that long. This one I bought on Saturday morning and it was done by early afternoon
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    I still owns a Carimor poncho from my hiking days.

    Also have a Jonsson two piece extra srength Rainsuit.

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    Not for rain though, but the image below is from Hill People Gear, it is called the Mountain Serape, it is basically a sleeping bag, mountain coat and poncho all in one, this is my go to anywhere, high quality USA made gear at a high price aswell, your looking at upwards of $200.00 excl all other costs to get it here, buy once cry once type of deal with this.


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    Thanks Raider, overkill for my needs it is. It is very humid here and I battle with my normal raincoats when I have to wear them so just looking for something to drape over the shoulders under my hat.
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    [QUOTE=Riaan van Wyk;4287667]I was going to go to Sad Sacks ( have never been there) but calling them this morning the lady told me they have nothing in stock.

    Yip that's the one. Got the right name.
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