Bushcraft Outfitters MEST™ Poncho - Olive Drab
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.
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.
- Size: 58"X 93"
- Tabs: 8 perimeter
- Weight: 11.1 oz
- Includes stuff sack
We recommend seam sealing the hood of the poncho with a good urethane-specific seam sealant, such as the McNett product linked below.
Made in the USA from domestic and imported material.
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Just received the 2018 updated MEST poncho in OD, and I'm pleasantly surprised by it. I heard that the hood size was a concern in the previous model, but I find the hood on this one quite large. In fact, I have to cinch it down with the shock cord otherwise it feels a little -too- large, but better larger than smaller. It was a good update. The brim also feels like it will really keep the water off my face too. The material doesn't feel like it will wet out at all but I'll need to put that to the test to make that claim. The weight came in exactly as described, 11.1oz. So far, it's a 4 star buy, and if it keeps me dry it's an easy 5 star. Great little poncho/tarp. I'm very glad I went with this instead of a ridiculously expensive lightweight rain jacket that would likely wet through.