Well a poncho tends to have open sides whereas this has closed sides and full sleeves. Material quality is great, very waterproof, will keep you drier than a traditional poncho... but is not technically one. More like a massive rain coat without a front zip. My only actual gripe is that the back hangs down a bit far for my short ass (5'6), while this provides more protection from the weather it makes back pedalling unwise. Fine if you're taller or never walk backwards out of places you maybe shouldn't have walked forwards into 😂
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The Snugpak says that its one size fits all. But I’m 6’1” and the sleeves are much too sort for me to wear comfortably. I gave mine to my wife who is 5’4”. Sleeves are a bit long but does keep her dry.