When the skies let loose and catch you out in the open, you need a lightweight survival poncho on hand. Without one, you might find yourself looking for protection inside the likes of a rotting camel carcass as Bear Grylls once famously did.
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The Gerber Bear Grylls Survival Poncho is fully hooded and made of light-yet-tough, waterproof, windproof polyethylene so you can stay dry and keep moving in a downpour. Its one-size-fits-all design means it will fit over all your gear or anyone in your party. The poncho comes in a resealable stow bag that it folds back into once the weather clears. Unlike traditional emergency ponchos, it’s built to last, so it can weather multiple uses.
The poncho’s bright orange color allows it to double as a rescue marker should you need to be found. Spread on the ground it can be seen from the air. In a pinch, the resealable pouch may also be used as a makeshift dry bag or water capture and storage vessel.
As a man who once climbed inside the carcass of a camel to escape the desert sun, Bear Grylls knows a few things about protection from the elements. Fortunately, Gerber knows a few things about making products for the outdoors as well. The Survival Poncho combines the best of both worlds to create a poncho that’s a sight lighter and more stowable than a camel. More importantly, unlike traditional emergency ponchos, it’s built to last, so it can stand up to multiple uses.
The Bear Grylls Survival Poncho is fully hooded and made of light-yet-tough, waterproof, windproof polyethylene, so you can keep moving when the skies open up and the wind starts to blow. When the weather clears again, you can tuck it into its own resealable stow bag and return it to your pack where it will go unnoticed until you need it again.
Its one-size-fits-all, knee-length construction means it can easily slip over the head of anyone in your party, over your pack to keep your food and clothing out of the weather, or over branches or saplings to create a quick bivouac.
A Multipurpose Mission
Most of the time in the outdoors you want to blend into your environment. But when you need to be found, this poncho’s bright orange color adds an extra level of visibility without adding weight or size to your survival kit. When laid on the ground, it can even be seen from the air. The resealable pouch is designed for double duty as well. In a pinch, it can be used as a makeshift dry bag or water capture and storage vessel.