Raines by totes Youth Poncho
I paid $4.50 at my local grocery store
First, I paid $4.50 at my local grocery store, which is a great price.
I'm 5'1", 115 lbs. and wisely chose the Youth size, not Adult size. Both are cut very, very wide. I would say even a 300 lbs. person could fit into the Adult! Is it flattering? Not by a long shot. It looks like a sack.... even in Youth size!
The hood fits me well in Youth, but Adult was a bit loose.
I chose the Royal color, which is a deep blue. The yellow is bright, which is good for safety but with this wide cut one truly looks like a baffoon in yellow! At least the blue was a "quiet" color.
I bought this poncho for mountain trekking. I have expensive, high quality trekking gear, but decided to get a basic poncho for rain. I need something to go over my body, my layers of clothing and my backpack. For that, this wide size is good, but still there's too much cloth!
If you're slim or even normal weight, petite or don't mind your poncho coming to knee level, I strongly recommend the Youth size. The Adult is sized for big, tall men only!
Finally, I'm not sure if this poncho provides wind-proofing in addition to rain-proofing..... My trekking shirt, fleece jacket and down jacket take care of cold and wind, so I just needed a basic shell to combat rain.
For $4.50 this was a steal, but I only wish the aesthetic were better.
December 14, 2014
Raines by Totes Adult Poncho
Have not used yet. Material seems to be sturdy and durable. Good fit, good price.
September 26, 2014
Clear isn't clear
I ordered this youth poncho for my daughter to wear over her cheerleading outfit for rainy game days. I ordered the clear so her uniform could be seen through the poncho. Unfortunately, this poncho is not clear - it is white and you can't see through it. I will keep it - but I will note that shipping and handling was more than the item !
August 20, 2013
Great for the light packer!
Travelling to a damp, rainy foreign country, and realized that my windbreakers were too short and only water resistant. Needed something small and light to fit in a carry-on, which is the only luggage we travel with. Ordered this poncho, and was delighted with the compact size, fit, ease of putting it on, and the amount of coverage. Just perfect!
May 8, 2013