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Made with the greatest care and attention to detail, using the highest quality materials we can find, our Poncho is made from traditionally made Oilskin material. Fully waterproof and lighter than our lined ones, our Poncho gives you the freedom of movement yet the security of warmth and protection from the elements.
Features include an adjustable waist tie, double skinned enclosed hood, large chest pocket secured with metal press studded flap, equestrian grade side metal poppers for closure and reinforced corner eyelets.
The poncho is stitched using strong rot resistant poly thread and Size laid out approx 60″ (wide) x 80″ (long). When on, think of the 80” length folded in half, the crease sitting on your shoulders with your head popping out of the middle in the hood. You’ll have approx 40” down in front and 40” down behind you.
This really is a high quality item and nothing has been spared in making this beautiful garment, we are sure you’re going to love it as much as we’ve loved making it for you.
We’ve modified the hood to make it more comfortable. Comes with Oilskin Drawcord Stuffsack.
We use Barbour’s Wax Thornproof Dressing to Re-Wax our Ponchos.
BLUE’S BUSHCRAFT BOUTIQUE – UNITED KINGDOM
“Keep it Simple & Sew it Well”
Is our motto, all our items are handmade, we source the best materials and make everything to order, paying attention to detail and quality check our work throughout. We make our products because we want to and not because we have to, there’s a big difference. You are buying our time, our skill and craftsmanship and every item we make is unique. We don’t mass produce or rush our items, they are hand drawn, cut out, sewn and assembled and given the care and attention they deserve.
The Oilskin we use is a Traditional 120z Cotton Drill Fabric treated with an Antique Wet-Look wax waterproofing. The fabric is also used in the production of the Barbour clothing line and we use their “Barbour Thornproof Wax Dressing” supplied in a tin to re-poof the fabrics. The canvas we use throughout our store is both a 12oz and a slightly heavier 14oz Cotton Duck Canvas, popular with army tents etc., waterproofed using a dry wax method which would need to be reproofed using a Re-Proofing Bar. Canvas is stiffer than the oilskin and thus slightly more bulkier and heavier when rolled or folded up.
We use either a 55% Wool / 45% Blend on our Oilskin Ponchos & Bedrolls & a 75% / 25% Blend on our Hybrid All-Terrain Bedrolls. We find that the 55% wool one offers warmth, robustness, a nice solid weight and a stable sewing platform while the 75% woollen one offers you that little bit more luxury for the Hybrid Bedroll. We tend to steer clear of the 100% wool fabrics as one they tend to make you itch and second the fabric isn’t as compact to sew to.
WASHING INSTRUCTIONS: OILSKIN – Do not machine wash, do not use hot water and do not dry clean as this will remove the waterproofing wax and oils which cannot be replaced. Brush off any mud and debris and then wipe it down using cold water only. We would recommend to reproof our Oilskin products using “Barbours Thorn Proof Wax Dressing” which comes in a tin. Be sure to follow the product instructions written on the tin.
CANVAS – Again, avoid machine washing, hot water or dry cleaning, but you can wipe down with a warm damp cloth after removing any dirt or debris. We recommend our own “Re-proofing Bars” available from our shop to reproof any of our Canvas products.