I've had this poncho for years. Works well, however,I need to pack it and it doesn't come with instructions to refold into the pocket! I'd rather not just 'stuff it in there' as the CRS suggested!
(Posted on 1/28/14)
I purchased 2 of the rain ponchos and was at Disney World 3 weeks ago and it started to rain so we put on the ponchos. Within 45 minutes of a steady rain, our heads and shirts were wet. We had to take these ponchos off and purchase the Disney ponchos to keep dry.
(Posted on 5/8/13)
Excellent. Good coverage, good weight, easy to use.
(Posted on 10/17/12)
This poncho did a great job. The hood at the top is long enough to shield your face and eyeglasses from the rain. the body is long enough to keep your clothing dry. Just one comment- the material is very light which is nice;however it does fly a bit when it is windy. I would suggest three snaps instead of one at the arm enclosure that would allow you to close it further down your body if needed.
(Posted on 9/2/12)
This poncho is excellent quality and folds up small enough to be a great travel piece. The walnut color is a nice medium brown and one size really does seem to fit all. What keeps it from being perfect is the hood is too small. I like a hood large enough to loosely cover my hair without having to tuck it in.
(Posted on 8/24/12)
One negative is that it is supersized. I wish it came in smaller sizes. "one size fits all" is a very off the wall description. I am 5'2, 130 lbs. and I could easily fit two of me in this poncho. 2nd negative is that there are no instructions to fold it back "neatly" into its zippered compartment. A pictured description of how to fold it back into a neat package would be helpful. I called CRS and she just said to "stuff it back in." Not very helpful. However, even though it's big and I am small, it will cover me from head to toe and have room for a backpack.
(Posted on 7/19/12)
This poncho met our expectations. It was fairly easy to put on & take off as we so often did during our recent trip to Costa Rica.
(Posted on 7/16/12)
I have many waterproof ponchos for travel, but I will be throwing them all away in favor of this very clever one. I had no idea when I ordered it that the "bag" it was folded into became a waterproof pocket on the inside of the poncho when it was opened. I will probably never attempt to return the poncho to the pocket since it folds quite compactly without it, but love having a nice dry pocket for my camera, etc. Thanks for yet another clever travel tool, Magellan!
(Posted on 7/12/12)
The hood is too small. Fully on, it doesn't cover my bangs. Why??? Bad design. Am returning.
(Posted on 5/31/12)
Really happy with this purchase. It's obvious that a lot of smart thinking went into the design. The built-in storage pouch/front pocket is genius. Rip stop nylon is sturdy and also breathable. The hood is adjustable 3 ways and stays comfortably on my head without impairing my vision in really windy conditions. It's super roomy - and I'm 5 feet tall, so it falls just above my ankles but that's all right - more coverage for short people! I'm at Magellan's site right now to buy another one for my husband.
(Posted on 4/26/12)
I just got back from 2 1/2 weeks in the Amazon jungles of Peru. It's the tail end of the rainy season so I wanted a poncho that could withstand a driving rain and this one did the trick. The rains come quickly in Peru and I was able to pull it our and get in on in time for any downpour. The pocket on the front was convienient for my cameras and the size was large enough (but not too large) to cover me and my daypack. When the rains stop it dried quickly to be stuffed away for another time. It packs nicely in the built in pocket holder and it also stuffs nicely back into a pack when you just want to put it away quickly. It was tough enough to withstand the jungle and will be used for many more trips.
(Posted on 4/19/12)
I wanted a poncho that would also cover my back pack & this does. Great that it comes in an attached case. Made well . Perfect for travel. No more getting soaked in the rain in those far away countries. A must have for travel.
(Posted on 3/1/12)
Liked the first one so much I bought a spare to keep on my bass boat. Re-packs well. No complaints about any aspect and I have been rained on in several states.
(Posted on 11/24/11)
This poncho is supposed to keep you dry in the rain. Well guess what? It does just that. And it fits very well and is easy to store. Folds up into a small package. It is just what I was looking for. Well worth the money.
(Posted on 11/17/11)
After getting drenched in heavy rain wearing what I thought was a waterproof raincoat, I decided to try this poncho. It's perfect and has provided excellent protection from record-breaking rains this fall in Ohio. This is also ideal for travel. I highly recommend this poncho.
(Posted on 10/20/11)
I used this just about every day on a recent trip to Costa Rica (during the rainy season) and it was great. Kept me and my camera equipment dry during the heaviest of downpours. Highly recommended!
(Posted on 10/17/11)
Nice big size. Fits well over clothing and doesn't bunch up your clothing underneath. Good price too. Love it!
(Posted on 8/18/11)
These are the best. They are light weight, keep me dry, and take up little carrying. I like they are available in a choice or colors.
(Posted on 8/11/11)
- Review by Virginia O.
Yes, this is a wonderful item...particularly for the sudden heavy rain outburts in Florda Thanks you!
(Posted on 7/10/11)
large enough to fit a large person or over bulky outerwear, and packs flat - great for travel!
(Posted on 6/9/11)
My husband and I wore these on a day of constant (but not driving) rain in Machu Picchu, over our daypacks and rain jackets. By the end of our six hours we were pretty much wet through; however, this could have been because we were also sweating-the ponchos didn't breathe, either. The short sleeves also meant that our forearms weren't protected. All in all, we both thought we might have been just as well off buying the cheap plastic ponchos the vendors were selling at the gate.
(Posted on 2/23/11)
Works very well and handles easily.
(Posted on 1/6/11)
I bought this poncho to keep in my luggage. However, my son was the first to use it at a football game. We carried it later to a day of sight-seeing in D.C. Kept the rain off at the football game and was easy to roll back into the pocket for carrying around town.
(Posted on 11/17/10)
I was walking in the rain in Yosemite. I probably looked smug. Two guys beckoned me to take their picture in front of Half Dome. We had to hurry; the rain was getting heavier. They chose me for photographer because everybody else was dashing around without rain gear. Meanwhile, I was dry and fearless in my poncho. Only thing I would change would be the range of colors it comes in. I'd like a vibrant purple one.
(Posted on 10/4/10)
I purchased this poncho for travel to Alaska. It performed exceptionally well, protecting me from the rain when needed and folding into the pocket/pouch for "as needed" use.
(Posted on 9/14/10)
Best rain gear I've ever had. Versatile, easily stores, great for traveling around in a mobility scooter! I will probably order another one!
(Posted on 7/10/10)
sure it was great for the english rain- and my luggage fit under it too-- but it also proved useful at the mediterranean -as a 'blanket' sand just flicked off, plus a 'changing room', windbreak and sun shade too. extrememely superior to plastic versions. yes!
(Posted on 7/5/10)
The fit is amazing. As a former clothing designer, I've often lamented the tendency of ponchos, when unzipped, to slip backward rather than stay in place, but this one stays put perfectly on your shoulders. Also, the hood is perfectly sized, not the oversize type you often find that ends up sagging into your eyes and blocking your vision. Every detail seems to have been well thought out, which makes wearing it a pleasure.
(Posted on 7/1/10)
Excellent, practical and cleverly packaged! Ideal for windy as well as wet weather. The zipper, plus the draw string around the head really helps to keep the body dry but the sleeves and sides also allows one to keep reasonably cool in the tropics. Great, long lasting product!
(Posted on 5/7/10)
I ordered this poncho to have as back up for really rainy days. It really works well with coverage and it folds into its own pocket for storage. Magellan was able to very quickly send me a replacement one when I noticed a small defect. I would get this item again.
(Posted on 4/24/10)
Got our new ponchos and really like them. It has been raining ever since (off and on) I ordered them. They're good looking and keep us dry
(Posted on 4/19/10)
This is a great poncho to take when rain is a possibility. It's portable and provides good coverage. It's a little difficult to get back into its pouch, but eventually it gets there.
(Posted on 4/10/10)
I truly, truly enjoy this poncho I had discovered in one of Magellan's catalogs a few years ago. It is always in my bag or in my car once the rainy season starts in Southern California. If i don't need to wear it I fold it and carry it with me when I go hiking, or walk on a beach, or when I run my errands.
(Posted on 2/18/10)
This was ordered for my BF, who wears 3XLT. It works great for him, covers him adeuately, and doesn't cling and get stifiling.
(Posted on 12/7/09)
This is a real gem! I have used it several times already with all the rain we've seen here is the past weeks. Even is a major downpour it worked well. Dries quickly. I didn't find it difficult to fold back into its pouch as some people have commented on in previous posts. You just need to think about it the first couple of times and then it becomes quite natural and easy to fold. Will definitely always have this in the car or my luggage.
(Posted on 9/9/09)
Wanted something to wear over my favorite warmest coat; last time I was in NYC in December, I was caught in torrential downpours. Though I am a very small size, this is perfect! On me, it's voluminous--but covers everything and it won't rip nor give at the seams when you sit down. Also, no funny odor here! Easy to stuff back in the pouch and zip up. The best travel investment.
(Posted on 8/15/09)
This easily stuffs into its own pocket. No special folding is required; you can just keep stuffing until it's all in there. It's lightweight, and the length is ample coverage, even if you're wearing a small day pack or a heavy coat. (Well, for me. I'm 5'4"). The hood is functional and a great addition. It kept me dry in moderate rain. I have not tried it in a downpour.
(Posted on 4/10/09)
I had admired the Unisex Waterproof Poncho for some time and chose it for a gift for my partner. It was a huge success. We have a fierce rainy season and live on a ranch (i.e. horses, dogs, etc. to feed). Will get one for myself eventually. Thank you for a great product.
(Posted on 2/11/09)
Done it's job during afternoon showers visiting Chitzen Itza
(Posted on 2/11/09)
This is a superb travel poncho. It has been in my breifcase for a couple of years for emergencies, and I pulled it out and used it on a business trip yesterday, to fend off some unexpected rain. Works great, but how the heck do you return it to the zipped pouch, that is sewn to the front of the poncho?
(Posted on 2/10/09)