Bushcraft Outfitters MEST™ Poncho - Regular
While useful as a stand-alone item, the MEST™ Poncho can also compliment one of our tarps or an existing shelter system you currently have.
The MEST™ Poncho can be used as a poncho, ground cloth, emergency shelter, improvised pack cover, improvised litter, etc.
- Size: 58" x 94"
- Urethane coating (1-1.25 oz per sq yd)
- Fire retardant
- IR compliant
- Fabric is mil-spec Multicam
- Webbing material and thread are mil-spec 499 tan
- Tabs: 8 perimeter
- Weight: 14.6 oz
- Includes stuff sack
In May 2018 we upgraded the hoods on the standard MEST Ponchos. They are now larger hoods and have a binder strip sewn in the seams to divert water.
The MultiCam® fabric has up to five times the amount of water repellent coating of other nylon material, as well as being infused with a fire retardant.
We recommend seam sealing the hood of the poncho with a good urethane-specific seam sealant, such as the McNett product linked below.
All materials made and assembled in the USA. All Multicam items are Berry Amendment Compliant and a letter is available upon request to US Government and Military organizations.
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Just like the poncho I was issued in the Army. Very durable with enough hood space for headgear without pulling it off. I initially went with a cheaper option on amazon but I was highly disappointed with the low quality. I honestly recommend this product if you’ve served and are looking for quality that can withstand the elements. It’ll be worth the money.
I went through several ponchos trying to find a replacement for my USGI, which was finally disintegrating! They were all too small. The Mest Poncho was the biggest and lightest one I could find. I was a bit hesitant due to the price, but I wish I had just bought it to begin with, would have been cheaper than buying the 5 cheaper crappy ponchos I went through before this!! Well worth it in the end!
This product doesn't have enough reviews so I thought I'd add mine. I own the 2017 large mest poncho, and I've used it in several hurricanes and snow storms and it has never let me down, always kept me dry, and still looks almost brand new.
I've tested it in every weather condition as a tarp, ground cloth and poncho. As a poncho, it will build up condensation depending on how much gear you wear under it, but due to the side snaps it is very breathable. The only time water can seep through is in torrential downpour (I have yet to find a tarp that won't do that in that kind of condition), but combined with a light and breathable water proof jacket, you will stay bone dry even after 6+ hours in freezing rain. It will last you a life time and worth every penny.
Excellent construction, and does just what you need: keep you dry in the rain ! The pattern is also spot on for the current OCP gear and uniform
I really like this poncho. I haven't tested to determine whether it's water proof or not, but I like the overall construction. The Multicam color and pattern are great. The advertised qualities of this poncho make it an essential item to having among one's gear stores. No regrets with this purchase (unless it leaks, but I don't think it will)!