Poncho

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Re: Poncho

Postby epa611 » 25 Sep 2014, 6:17pm

Bike-components have yellow and mango ones on sale for 20 euros.

http://www.bike-discount.de/en/praesenz ... ude+poncho

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Re: Poncho

Postby Sweep » 25 Sep 2014, 11:01pm

Yes i know it.

Little is the word.

Oiled up my top squeezing myself and the brommie through the semi blocked door.

Nice chap runs it - well worth checking it out.

Army surplus shops were common when i was a kid - pretty rare these days.
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Re: Poncho

Postby al_yrpal » 28 Sep 2014, 8:08pm

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Re: Poncho

Postby Sweep » 28 Sep 2014, 8:48pm

Thanks for the post al but isn't that one if those cheap plastic ones that you can push your fingers through?
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Re: Poncho

Postby al_yrpal » 28 Sep 2014, 9:41pm

Sweep wrote:Thanks for the post al but isn't that one if those cheap plastic ones that you can push your fingers through?

£ shop ones are like that, I think this may be a bit better. It sounds like the one I have with the poppers. I am happy with that. I will have look at one tomorrow.

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Re: Poncho

Postby Sweep » 30 Sep 2014, 7:50pm

Thanks al - any news on your adventures in millets land?
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Re: Poncho

Postby al_yrpal » 30 Sep 2014, 8:18pm

Sorry, I was buying 10 quid trousers and ashamed to say I forgot!
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Re: Poncho

Postby Sweep » 30 Sep 2014, 8:37pm

Ah the old selling-up scam - tempt them in for a £3 poncho then hit them with the £10 pants :)

All the best nevertheless.
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Re: Poncho

Postby al_yrpal » 17 Oct 2014, 12:07pm

Well, I went into Millets, looked at the £3 Ponchos and bought two. We are off to Cyprus doing a bit of walking next week and these Ponchos will be fine if we have some light rain. The material is rather like the old Pakamac, dark green, quite light and fairly durable, important for doing a bit of walking, and would be just great for wild cycle camping. They are better than the really thin pound shop ones, which are sort of single use throw away jobs, but not as thick as my tropical one I got from Costa Rica years ago. (Frequent heavy rain there)

Pound shop Poncho 50g
Millets £3 Poncho 350g
Costa Rican tropical Poncho 550g

Take your pick Sweep!

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Re: Poncho

Postby Sooper8 » 18 Oct 2014, 1:21pm

Army surplus store - We have this physical store in Burton on Trent,
but they also do on line.
I've no affiliation or link with them but some of their prices seem pretty good to me
http://www.springfields.co.uk/catalogse ... /?q=poncho
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Re: Poncho

Postby Sweep » 17 Sep 2015, 6:38pm

Well I still haven't got one but in giving it some more thought came across this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVi53-42JH8

It's the lightweight Dutch army one I need - must get round to finding a reputable supplier.

Very neat set up this guy has - am impressed by the multiple bungee use though am ultra wary of his use of them on a frequently used exit - trust he doesn't take an eye out
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Re: Poncho

Postby Sweep » 18 Sep 2020, 7:31am

I long since sorted my poncho needs.

but folk may be interested in this:

Lidl from sunday

https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/p/outdoor-gea ... cho/p35198

They are also doing waterproof trousers.

May be handy for camping needs.
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