Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: A Poncho

poncho is a backpacker's raincoat

Tuesday’s Travel Essentials – A Poncho is a backpackers raincoat

Today’s Tuesday’s Travel Essential is a poncho – the traveller’s cheap and easy way to cope with torrential rain! No need to be carrying a raincoat – just bring a poncho with you!

Advantages over a raincoat are so plentiful it beggars belief…

– fits in your pocket

– doubles up as a rainshield

– can be transported easily

– cheaper

– not heavy to wear

– the inside doesn’t get soggy

– doesn’t ever need washed

– if you really feel the need to lie down on a wet surface, you can lie on your poncho!

– pick your favorite colour

– one size fits all

poncho at Machu Picchu

Using my poncho to great effect on a misty day after a wet hike to Machu Picchu in Peru after an epic 4 day Inca Trail hike

Two years ago today I used my poncho on the final part of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

Inca Trail – Day 4 – Part 3 – The Final Triumphant Descent

Oh and it’s Christmas Day so Merry Christmas everyone!!

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