Hardy People’s Poncho – First Look

Hardy People’s Poncho – First Look

Tryfan Williams brings us a super fresh, still in the Mud and Routes gear testing phase, first look at the Hardy People’s Poncho.

This Poncho sent to us by the People’s Poncho company, is from the Hardy range, which comes in a variety of colours including; Camouflage, Navy, Fisherman’s Yellow and Black (the version we’re testing).

hardy peoples poncho

Taking inspiration from China, the idea is to be able to continue your day popping form one place to the other without fear of getting wet, in fact the brand 雨伞 means ‘umbrella’ in Chinese!

This will be my first time using a poncho out on my outdoors adventures so it will be a new experience, I’m a little sceptical of using it out in the mountains, especially so if the wind picks up, but it seems perfect for those cycle commute rides on wet days!

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BUT you’ll have to wait and see, because since it’s arrived through the post I’ve had to just look at it in the bottom of my pack as it’s been unusually dry for a December in Snowdonia. Not that you’ll hear a Welshman complaining about dry weather of course!

It packs into a waterproof sack when out of use, compact enough to come with you wherever your next adventure might take you, say in your work/commute pack, or in your walking pack.

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What they say:
Our mission is simple, keep you dry whilst you go about your outdoor adventures. From Cycling to Hiking and everything in between the peoples poncho is your ultimate accessory. . . Don’t let the weather stop you, we don’t!
#STAYDRY
With it’s 3 layer fabric consisting of a bottom wover tricot knit layer, a middle breathable Japaness polyester and a top 100% waterproof PU coating the #STAYDRY hashtag should hold fast, but only time out in the wilds wild sort the weak from the strong!
Hardy People's Poncho
Product features
  • One size
  • o.4kg weight
  • 3 Buttons either side of the poncho for a tapered fit.
  • Hi-vis, fully reflective piping all round poncho to ensure visibility at night
  • 100% waterproof zipped front pocket to store valuables
  • Straps fitted on the inside to hook onto handlebars or over hands so legs are protected from rain if riding a bike
  • Compact waterproof bag for ease of storage
  • Peaked hood ensuring both comfort + protection from wind and rain.

So, I await some rainy walking days to fully test this poncho out, then I’ll bring you my full review . . . in the mean time keep an aye out on our social platforms for a chance to win one for yourself before Christmas!

 

Tryfan Williams

I’m a Welshman born and raised in the shadow of Snowdonia, and you could say the Mountains are in my blood with a name like Tryfan! I would class myself as a relative newcomer to the outdoor pursuits arena, and so my articles will be my attempt to chronicle my adventures, hopefully learning as I go and giving those that are in a similar boat an insight / forum to share and learn.

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