Ponchos

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saxon12343
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Ponchos

Post by saxon12343 »

Hi all,
Just wondering if anyone knows how good or bad these are, as I saw them advertised and my thoughts went to kneeling in front of a guy underneath the poncho he is wearing:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anyoo-Waterpro ... NrPXRydWU=
MrDoudy
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Post by MrDoudy »

Hi Saxon, as you imply ponchos can be fun as they can cover what's going on underneath them! I once went out for a walk in a torrential downpour one very hot summer day in just waders and a rubber ex-army poncho, similar colour to the one in the advert, enjoying the sound of the rain beating down on my poncho, no-one suspecting I'm sure that I had nothing on whatsoever underneath it!.
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MrDoudy says
I once went out for a walk in a torrential downpour one very hot summer day in just waders and a rubber ex-army poncho,

I always thought it a great shame that the rubber was on the outside of those army ponchos. I still have a couple, in fair condition, date stamped with the broad arrow around the nineteen forties. I bet non of todays stuff lasts that long.

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spitfire617
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saxon12343 wrote: March 16th, 2021, 9:04 am Hi all,
Just wondering if anyone knows how good or bad these are, as I saw them advertised and my thoughts went to kneeling in front of a guy underneath the poncho he is wearing:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anyoo-Waterpro ... NrPXRydWU=
I cannot answer that question as I have never had that make!

I have these versions which are not bad
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HELIKON-TEX- ... %3A2334524
rubbermac
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Re: Ponchos

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Through personal experience,i always find the old Oilskin cycle capes from the 50s and 60s are excellent for this service
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rubbermac wrote: March 17th, 2021, 8:23 pm Through personal experience,i always find the old Oilskin cycle capes from the 50s and 60s are excellent for this service
Yes but you cannot get them!
hotwilly
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Post by hotwilly »

rubbermac wrote: March 17th, 2021, 8:23 pm Through personal experience, I always find the old Oilskin cycle capes from the 50s and 60s are excellent for this service
Never had the pleasure of an oilskin cape
By the time i needed one, mid 60s thick yellow pvc cycling capes were the thing - they were / are nice , in a different way .
I bought one about 5 years and it feels and smells nice
Broad minded enough to acknowledge we all enjoy different things:)
MrDoudy
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Post by MrDoudy »

I recall my first cycling cape bought when I must have been around 11 in the early 1950 was a yellow oilskin one. I can remember the characteristic odour and texture of it to this day. It came with matching leggings and sou'wester. Around age 15 this was replaced by an identically coloured outfit in heavy PVC. It is a shame these items have long gone out of fashion though it had to be admitted they, and indeed other poncho-style rain wear, could be a trial in high winds. A late developer, I sadly never experienced the things one could get up to under cover of a cycling cape!
KlepperGuy
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Post by KlepperGuy »

Check out Ebay.
Search for 'Poncho Army Surplus'
Some good ones turn up and if you are lucky you can get the German army ones as these are rubber.
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