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WTS - Enhanced MEST Poncho

Discussion in 'Vendor-Hobbyist Classifieds' started by IA Woodsman, May 18, 2017.

  1. IA Woodsman

    IA Woodsman Overwatch Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator Vendor Bushclass Instructor

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    The Enhanced Poncho is the newest addition to our Multipurpose Emergency Survival Tarp line up. It is made and manufactured in the USA, which is a fact we are very proud of. The earth tone color blends in well with most environments. The poncho has 8 low profile tabs bar tacked around the perimeter. These allow the Enhanced Poncho to be set up in several different shelter configurations. All the snaps on the poncho are double sided. This gives the user the option to snap 2 of them together for larger shelter options, or snapping a single poncho together to make an emergency bivy. The seams on the hoods of the Enhanced Poncho have a binder strip sewn into them. This makes the seam very resistant to foul weather. The perimeter has a 1.5” piece of webbing sewn into it for added strength and durability. A stuff sack is included with the Enhanced Poncho.

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    Specs

    · Total weight including stuff sack 13.3 ounces

    · Made from Sil-nylon manufactured in the USA

    · 8 bar tacked low profile tabs for stakes and tie outs

    · 20 double sided snaps

    · Large hood that can accommodate a climbing helmet

    · Finished size 62” wide by 93” long


    http://bushcraftoutfitters.com/enhanced-mest-poncho/

    $110


    There is also a discussion thread you can check out here.

    https://bushcraftusa.com/forum/threads/enhanced-mest-poncho.195736/
     
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  2. redmech

    redmech Supporter Supporter Bushclass I

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    That looks like an awesome improvements to an already great design.
     
  3. IA Woodsman

    IA Woodsman Overwatch Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator Vendor Bushclass Instructor

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    Thanks Ross.
     
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    forcemultiplyr Sheppard Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Love my current BCO poncho, may have to upgrade though. Nice job
     
  5. IA Woodsman

    IA Woodsman Overwatch Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator Vendor Bushclass Instructor

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    We listened to the feedback we got about the first gen ponchos and tried to incorporate it into this upgraded version. I am really happy with it.
     
  6. Mtnfolk Mike

    Mtnfolk Mike Supporter Supporter

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    I'm definitely into getting one of these when $$ permits.
    I Love my original BCUSA MEST poncho. It usually goes everywhere with me.
     
  7. IA Woodsman

    IA Woodsman Overwatch Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator Vendor Bushclass Instructor

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    Guarantee you will like the upgraded version.
     
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    mainewoods Maine Supporter Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    Does look Great !
     
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  9. IA Woodsman

    IA Woodsman Overwatch Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator Vendor Bushclass Instructor

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    For those of you who ordered, they will be in the mail in the morning.
     
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    Wolfcri Adventurer Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    Just dropped the hammer on one of these. I'm very excited about this design. It looks like you gents have done a fine job of modernizing a classic piece of gear that was already incredibly well thought out. Add tons of bush wisdom, real world experience, and a ton of innovation to something I was already sold on... I gotta jump on it.
     
  11. ripcurlksm

    ripcurlksm Supporter Supporter Bushclass I

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    You have my attention! Any pics wearing it? Pants optional
     
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  12. IA Woodsman

    IA Woodsman Overwatch Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator Vendor Bushclass Instructor

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    I will get some up tomorrow.
     
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  13. IA Woodsman

    IA Woodsman Overwatch Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator Vendor Bushclass Instructor

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    A couple of more pictures using the double sided snaps.

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  14. IA Woodsman

    IA Woodsman Overwatch Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator Vendor Bushclass Instructor

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    Took a few quick shots today.

    This is with the sides snapped up. You can also see the the hood is a lot bigger tan our other ponchos.

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    Since it has double sided snaps, you can snap the front half on its self and it keeps the poncho gathered around you.

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    You can do the same with the back half, making a pretty compact rain garment.

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    For reference I am 5'10" and weight 198lbs
     
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    One of these are on my future " get " list.
    You could'a got a better looking model. Jeez.
     
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  16. IA Woodsman

    IA Woodsman Overwatch Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator Vendor Bushclass Instructor

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    LOL it was all I could get on short notice.
     
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    OldSoul BCUSA Friend Bushcraft Friend

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    This is so well thought out! You guys have outdone yourselves. Didn't think I needed anything else. Shows what I know.
     
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  18. IA Woodsman

    IA Woodsman Overwatch Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator Vendor Bushclass Instructor

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    Thanks, I went through 3 prototypes with this poncho. I am really excited to get started on our next project which will work very well with this poncho.
     
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    Thank you so much for the fast delivery, I got mine in the mail yesterday ! I'll take it out this afternoon and play with it !!!
     
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  20. IA Woodsman

    IA Woodsman Overwatch Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator Vendor Bushclass Instructor

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    Your welcome. We try to get orders out the door as fast as we can.
     
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    Panzer Prepared Wanderer Supporter Bushclass I

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    STOP releasing new gear!!!
     
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  22. IA Woodsman

    IA Woodsman Overwatch Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator Vendor Bushclass Instructor

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    Sorry I cant help it.
     
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  23. IA Woodsman

    IA Woodsman Overwatch Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator Vendor Bushclass Instructor

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    This is a loosely rolled Enhanced MEST Poncho compared to a standard Nalgene bottle. It will compress even smaller if need be.

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    IA Woodsman Overwatch Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator Vendor Bushclass Instructor

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    Our Enhanced MEST Ponchos are back in stock. We were able to find a wider material for this batch. This means the finished size is 62" wide x 93" long. The first batch and this batch will still snap together, pattern and length are the same.
     
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