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The poncho has a long history and has existed in many different forms, from traditional garments of Pre-Hispanic indigenous societies in South America to flimsy, plastic rain cover used by tourists in cities around the world.
Now, Los Angeles-based high-end outdoor apparel brand AETHER Apparel—known for their functional and stylish products that pair modern design with technical materials—is putting their own twist on this timeless desgin to increase cozy levels in the outdoors this season.
Insulated and wind-resistant, AETHER’s new unisex Down Poncho is sure to turn heads, whethr at the park, on the trail, or hunkered down around the campsite. With an onyx-black, quilted matte shell, it drapes attractively but still offers substantial coverage from wind, light rain, and other inclement weather conditions. The durable shell is stuffed with 800-fill-power goose down for maximum insulation—a clever kangaroo pocket in the front is perfect for keeping hands cozy too.
All these features come together to create a highly versatile garment, which can be used for warmth while hiking, between sends at the local crag, or when hanging out around a campfire at the end of the day.
When not in use, the lightweight poncho can be easily stored in its own storage bag. And as any outdoor apparel brand knows, items intended for wilderness use should have multiple functions, so when not in use as a poncho, you can close the neck opening and use it as a blanket.
Available in unisex, one size fits all sizing from AETHER directly for $350.