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54 of 57 found the following review helpful:
DO NOT BUYFeb 12, 2011
This is a horrible product. There are two major problems with this poncho. The first is the hood is too small. It assumes you have no neck! Also, the hole for the head is too small for the average person. My head is not unusually large, though I do have a lot of hair; but the hole is too small even for someone with a buzz cut.
Even if the hole is large enough, there is no length for the hood to each my neck. It looks so odd and is uncomfortable. The fabric that should be resting on my shoulders is making a triangular shape.
What is even worse is that the fabric is not water proof! After being in the rain for more than a few minutes, water begins to leak through. I recommend you avoid this product.
30 of 30 found the following review helpful:
A Complete DisappointmentSep 06, 2011
By J. M.
Unfortunately, I cannot say much good about this poncho except that it looks really cool and seems durable. Others have given it good reviews; maybe I got one that slipped past quality control, but I know that at least one other customer has already said what I am about to.
The whole point of a poncho is to keep the wearer dry, right? That's what I was expecting. That the product was not advertised as "100% waterproof" didn't phase me. After all, who would ever sell a poncho that *isn't* waterproof?? Apparently, Rothco does.
The first time I tried the poncho was at the onset of a heavy downpour. Within minutes I could feel moisture on the inside of it, and later when I got inside and pulled it off, I was completely soaked! I was really upset, but instead of returning the product, I decided to try to waterproof it myself. I picked up some silicone spray for tents from Wal-Mart, followed the directions carefully, and didn't use the poncho for a few months. Today I finally got to try it again-- thank you tropical storm Lee. While it did stay drier for a bit longer, after I had been outside walking for about an hour, I was drenched again.
I have given up hope on this one. If you need some concealment for paintball or airsoft on a dry day, have at it. If you need something to actually keep the rain away, something that a real GI or outdoorsman would appreciate, do yourself a big favor and forget about it.
15 of 15 found the following review helpful:
Great product!Jun 17, 2008
I wanted a poncho with good coverage,wouldn't rip, and would look nice when I had to go somewhere. This definitely fits the bill! It arrived within the time stated. Very pleased!
18 of 20 found the following review helpful:
Serves its purpose and looks coolSep 01, 2009
The poncho is big enough to wear over you backpack and cover every inch of you for protection against the rain and harsh weather environments. It is made of durable nylon fabric and the olive drab color just looks cool.
Everytime I wear this I feel like Rambo in First Blood and the hood is useful too.
Overall, perfect product. Exactly what I expected. Love it.
13 of 15 found the following review helpful:
Is everything it says it is except one thing..doesn't keep you dryApr 28, 2011
I ordered this after reading the reviews thinking that this product would do what it was primarily intended to do, that being keeping you dry.
This morning we were receiving a moderate rain, so I thought it would be a good test when I went to walk my dog. I fastened the hood over my head, and started out on a mile and half walk. About a third of the way, (10 minutes) I could start to feel moisture inside the poncho. By the time I got back home, my head and shoulders were soaked and the rest of my upper body quite damp.
Save your money, find something else.
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