Try a Poncho This Season to Stay Extra Dry!
Fall and winter mean wet weather, and sometimes your typical coat just won’t do when it comes to keeping you warm and dry. A wool coat can keep you well-insulated but it won’t do much during the wet weather, and sometimes coats can get dirty or even start to smell bad when they get wet! They also may not provide enough coverage to keep you dry from head to toe.
A poncho is a great choice for keeping you completely dry and they may be the best choice if you spend a lot of time outside during the wet weather. They have many advantages over standard coats and are often a better option.
One advantage to a poncho is that it’s fitted around the neck, which helps to keep you dry. When you wear a coat in the rain or snow, you may feel moisture coming down your neck and collecting around your cleavage and your back. This is uncomfortable and doesn’t help to keep you warm. A poncho is meant to fit around the neck and give you this added protection.
Another benefit of a poncho is that it offers more coverage all over. Because of its rounded shape, it covers your entire upper body and allows rainwater to drip and roll away from you. Your clothes stay drier and your stay drier when you wear a poncho.
You also have greater freedom of movement in a poncho. A standard coat will be constricting to you and often feels cumbersome. When you have a poncho you can move around more readily.
Often those who work outside in inclement weather wear ponchos for all these reasons. Their nylon material is more waterproof than any woven material, and construction workers, police officers, and others can move more freely with a poncho than with a standard coat. Because the material does not wrap around your arms and separate them from your body, you may notice more body heat being kept inside when you wear a poncho.
Shop around for some fun ponchos this season. Opt for a bright sunny yellow color or something in a bold red. Have some fun with your choices. Many ponchos have snaps in the back of the neck so they’re very easy to get on and off, so don’t worry about how you’ll get in and out of your poncho. Consider them a great accessory to add some personality to your style and invest in a few for the season.
A poncho is a great fashion choice for the wet weather and a fun accessory for anyone. Try it this season and see if it’s not the best choice you have for wet weather.