Rain ponchos

This category includes our rain ponchos and rain capes. Rain capes are surprisingly multi-functional garments and can be packed in tiny space, and it's lighter than a rain jacket or a wet weather suit which is obviously a significant factor for hikers to choose a rain poncho. Read the full story

MULTIFUNCTIONAL AND LIGHT RAIN PONCHOS

This category includes our rain ponchos and rain capes. Rain capes are surprisingly multi-functional garments and can be packed in tiny space, and it's lighter than a rain jacket or a wet weather suit which is obviously a significant factor for hikers to choose a rain poncho.

It probably goes without saying that our selection of rain capes includes brand new clothes and army surplus rain ponchos. We also have rain capes solid coloured and with a camo pattern. Varusteleka's own Särmä rain poncho are also in orange colour besides green and black, if you want to stand out from the dark seasons. Pretty good choice for city cycling or walking a dog. You can also jerrybuild small shelters using the six grommets found around the edges.

What comes to the multi-functionality, you'll be hard-pressed to find a more versatile piece of rain gear than a rain poncho. Hikers can easily wear it over a rucksack, or the front can be thrown over your arms and handlebar to protect even the legs when cycling. The open bottom makes rain ponchos very well ventilated, and these are not sweat-sacks, especially during autumn and spring months.

From rain poncho to a tarp

Rain ponchos catch wind quite easily, so fastening the sides correctly is a valuable skill to learn. There are articulated and formed ponchos, but they lack a vital magic feature of army style variants: you can use a rain poncho as a tarp to provide shelter from the wind and rain.

Arms poking from the sides are exposed, so it's not indifferent what you have underneath, but all in all rain ponchos are a comfortable and functional choice for most wet situations.

For more beneficial information about layered clothing, check our Särmä TST clothing system. Here you'll find products and tips for different weather conditions. Also wet and rainy.


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