Therm-a-rest is well known for its excellent lightweight and insulated self-inflating mats, but did you know they did other items, such as the Honcho Poncho?
Our Score: 9/10
We've given the How to avoid the cold with the simple Honcho Poncho solution the Thumbs Up award.
- The Honcho Poncho is a versatile bit of kit for insulating you from the cold.
The not so good
- A little pricey but you get what you pay for.
This was a hands-on product review. The product was supplied to us to test and conduct the review.
How to avoid the cold with the simple Honcho Poncho solution has a recommended retail price of £120.00.
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Therm-a-rest is well known for their excellent lightweight and insulated self-inflating mats, but did you know they did other items, such as the Honcho Poncho?
We didn't, and so we were pleasantly surprised when they sent us one over.
Keeping You Warm
Of course, the clue is in the name: Therm-a-rest. This poncho is well-insulated as well as breathable.
While camping the in the winter, we all wanted to wear the Honcho Poncho to keep the cold wind out and warm.
Despite it looking like there are many gaps around the poncho's sides, unlike a normal coat, it did create a little microclimate inside and was surprisingly quite warm despite a cold wind blowing.
Wearing the Honcho Poncho
OK, so a Honcho Poncho may not win you any fashion awards. But it does work well.
The whole thing can roll up into its own stuff sack, making it easy to store and transport; plus behind the big pocket at the front is somewhere you can place your hands to keep them warm.
Like all traditional ponchos, the Honcho Poncho is not just a raincoat.
You un-pop the fasteners, and it turns into an insulated blanket. Ideal for that extra insulation whenever you need it.
There is a good size on the poncho. I found this very useful for storing things you need to hand at a campsite like a torch, gloves etc It was also very handy for carrying toiletry items to the shower block.
It is a little pricey for most families, but it works well.
If you have someone coming camping with you that often feels cold, then this might be a good investment.
It's a useful bit of kit for throwing in your rucksack for a hike. If you get caught out by bad weather, you never know, but this could save your life :-)
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