Beautifully made, but I’d be loath to describe it as water resistant. A light shower for 5mins today and my shoulders were soaked.
Do note that “shower resistant” does not mean waterproof. Wore mine yesterday in heavy persistent rain and got soaked through. I’m not sure what the right weather for a rain poncho that doesn’t keep the rain out might be, but maybe it’s just for shorter walks. So the search for good-looking comfortable waterproof gear continues, having just made an expensive detour.
I was desperately looking for a waterproof coat and tried a good few of those padded winter ones everyone seems to wear. Didn’t suit me at all. I accidentally found the Blackshore website browsing and loved the look of the orange poncho. Personally, I never spend this much on any clothing. I don’t shop a lot but prefer to stick to brands I love and buy things I will have for many years and preferably ethically made- so although expensive for me, I loved the company ethos and that it is made in the UK. I am short so didn’t know if it would suit me but I absolutely love it. It’s so different, the colour is beautiful, the design nautical and it’s big enough to throw over my winter coat in rain and light enough that I’ll be able to wear throughout the seasons. It is definitely showerproof but don’t think it is waterproof enough for torrential rain which is a slight shame. Beautifully made - so glad I invested and delighted to support Blackshore. Love your lifetime mend guarantee and the handmade by Lucia tag was a lovely touch.
I had expected to be heavier, I am pleased it wasn’t, it’s light and the wind doesn’t go through it. I’ve been toasty warm each time I have warn it, I do live in the south east though.
It also makes people smile!
Love this long length rain poncho. Plenty of room and great fabric, good workmanship, loads of buttons and no Velcro in sight! Just what I like. My only suggestion would be having a pocket in front, making it perfect! 5*