Proceed to cart Product added to cart
Recommended also
Dutch "Woobie" Poncho liner, surplus
Dutch "Woobie" Poncho liner, surplus.
Dutch "Woobie" Poncho liner, surplus. DPM camouflaged model.
Dutch "Woobie" Poncho liner, surplus. The Woodland variant might sometimes have zippers on running along the edges. Sometimes they're broken. The cords are there though.
Dutch "Woobie" Poncho liner, surplus. Measures about 155 x 225 cm.
Dutch "Woobie" Poncho liner, surplus. Measures about 155 x 225 cm.
Dutch "Woobie" Poncho liner, surplus. Pictured is the US Army poncho liner, but you get the idea.

Dutch "Woobie" Poncho liner, surplus

Price 26.99 USD excluding VAT
Shipping starting at 9.99 USD Free 100 day returns Free shipping for orders over 200 USD

The lightweight poncho liner or "Woobie" was designed by the US military as a replacement for the wool blanket during the Vietnam war. Compared to the blanket, this is a lot lighter, a bit warmer dries faster, and can be squeezed into a pretty small space. These are Dutch army surplus, copy of the US model.

Loading products... Loading products...

Add to cart Add to cart Choose variation First select a product Loading Just a moment, thank you!
Add to wish list Add to wish list
Trouble with the metric system? Try our converter:
cm = 0' 0" or 0" and
feet  inches = 0 cm
Dutch "Woobie" Poncho liner, surplus. DPM camouflaged model.
Dutch "Woobie" Poncho liner, surplus. The Woodland variant might sometimes have zippers on running along the edges. Sometimes they're broken. The cords are there though.
Dutch "Woobie" Poncho liner, surplus. Measures about 155 x 225 cm.
Dutch "Woobie" Poncho liner, surplus. Measures about 155 x 225 cm.
Dutch "Woobie" Poncho liner, surplus. Pictured is the US Army poncho liner, but you get the idea.

The lightweight poncho liner or "Woobie" was designed by the US military as a replacement for the wool blanket during the Vietnam war. Compared to the blanket, this is a lot lighter, a bit warmer dries faster, and can be squeezed into a pretty small space. These are Dutch army surplus, copy of the US model.

  • Like a blanket, but made of thin, polyester-filled nylon
  • Tie-cords all around
  • Packs smaller than a football

How the Woobie works

The perfect blanket for summer use. Originally used in the Vietnam war, this became the standard-issue sleeping gear for hot climates or general summer use. It is mostly meant to be used in conjunction with the rain poncho, as a liner. The process is very simple: tie the liner to the grommets of the poncho, then button the poncho so it resembles a tube. Get in and sleep. The US Army states that the lowest manageable temperature is about +10 C°. The poncho liners are still used and loved in the US Army. The strings on these might be a tad differently placed than on some ponchos, but you'll find them in the corners anyway.

Some dimensions

Measurements about 155 x 225 cm / 61" x 89". Weight about 800 grams / 2.8 oz. Can be compressed to a size smaller than a football. Materials used are lightweight ripstop-nylon and polyester batting.

Tips for use

These go well with any NATO poncho with grommets on the sides (US, German, British, of course, Dutch and Mil-Tec poncho will also work).

Pro Tip: with little work you could make this a nice liner bag for your sleeping bag - it's probably roughly about one season more to your bag's temperature rating. In other words, a light summer bag would still work a bit later on and a three-season bag would become a pretty serious winter bag. We haven't tried this in real life, so this is purely hypothetical, but at least it shouldn't make the bag colder!

Condition

The examples we picked at random were in OK shape. Some tie cords can be missing but these are very easily replaced.

Recommendations

Loading products... Loading products...

Reviews

You have already submitted a review. You can edit your text by clicking on it.

Log in and write a review.

Remove filter
Five stars
Four stars
Three stars
Two stars
One star
20
2
1
1
92 %
recommends
8 %
does not recommend
4.65 / 5
24 ratings
Suomi Suomi (6)
English English (18)
Five stars
I would recommend for a friend

19.12.2018 (Edited 02.06.2021)
Jävla härligt! Mine came unissued or very well taken cared of can´t find any traces of it beeing used all.
And i got a brown/ODish stuffsack with it!
3 Like 0 Dislike Report abuse
Five stars
I would recommend for a friend

14.02.2019 (Edited 02.06.2021)
Looks unused, came with a dark stuffsack.Will be putting it to a test next weekend with Disaster control blanket.
0 Like 0 Dislike Report abuse
Five stars
I would recommend for a friend

11.03.2019 (Edited 02.06.2021)
Awesome! The one I received was either gently used or unissued and it came with it’s own stuff sack. How cool is that! Highly recommend these!
2 Like 0 Dislike Report abuse
Five stars
I would recommend for a friend

30.10.2019 (Edited 05.06.2021)
Helevetin hyvä, tein tästä rouvan riemuksi sängynpeitteen miesluolaan
4 Like 0 Dislike Report abuse
Four and a half stars
I would recommend for a friend

13.11.2019 (Edited 05.06.2021)
Got one in perfect condition and as a bonus everything was stuffed into a free small British PLCE bergen liner bag :)
The quality of the DPM version of this woobie is a way better than the American woodland version I also have, that one is crap so buy this instead! Just wish that there was a thicker version too so it was more useful during winter time.
4 Like 0 Dislike Report abuse
Five stars
I would recommend for a friend

10.03.2020 (Edited 06.06.2021)
Looks like new! Very light, packable and warm. Just put it in your bag it's a usefull piece of surplus. Blanket, cloak, 4 chairs and you have a hut to play in, you name it.
2 Like 0 Dislike Report abuse
Five stars
I would recommend for a friend

02.04.2020 (Edited 06.06.2021)
Mahtava laite viikonloppuretkelle tai minne vaan lisälämmikkeeksi. Oma yksilö vaikuttaa täysin käyttämättömältä.
Ei varsinaisesti grammanviilaajalle vaellukselle, mutta ei tuo nyt silti ihan järkyttävän painava ole.

On myös tosi monikäyttöinen. Woobien narujen ansiosta tästä voi väsätä makuupussin korvikkeen tai vaikka underquiltin riippariin.
3 Like 0 Dislike Report abuse
Five stars
I would recommend for a friend

14.04.2020 (Edited 06.06.2021)
It arrived with a camo stuff sack with a soldier's name written on it, but there weren't any signs of use on the blanket itself.

Edit (5/22/2020): I ordered a second poncho liner when they were briefly back in stock, and it arrived in similar very good condition, but the second one did not include a stuff sack. The product description doesn't indicate that it should come with one, so I assume that this is just a difference in how this particular lot arrived to Varusteleka. It remains a fantastic deal for an excellent piece of kit.
2 Like 0 Dislike Report abuse
Four and a half stars
I would recommend for a friend

16.04.2020 (Edited 06.06.2021)
Nice and warm enough for spring weather. Surprisingly thin. Well-made; absolutely no sign of having ever been used. Seems durable enough to hold up against most any weather and terrain, but I have not yet had the chance to put it to the test.
(For a Dutch one, I expected at least some text in Dutch or other indication other than simply 'woodland, KL.' I am also unsure as to whether I actually have the DPM or the woodland one, or if they are one and the same.)

A bit disappointed that the product did not come with any stuffsack. Would have been such a useful addition. While light and stows away nicely, a stuffsack would definitely have been useful to keep it packed away neat and snug when out and about.

Overall, really great piece of gear for just about anything.
0 Like 0 Dislike Report abuse

Comments

Comment this or discuss with other Varusteleka regular users. If you wish to ask us anything, please click on the message button on the right side of the page. You can also send us email or call us! Log in and join the conversation.

Please report this text if for example:

  • Text is wildly obscene or completely irrelevant.
  • The reviewer has not actually used the product he is reviewing.

If you strongly disagree with this text, please press thumb down button.

Thank you!

Cancel

Kierto Circular Economy Kierto product

Return this product used but clean and unbroken, and you'll receive half of the product's original price as Varusteleka credits. Service is available only in Finland. Only Registered users can make Kierto returns. See more information about Kierto.

Loading...