Rated 5 out of 5Â by TaylorKitCat Love love love - even better in person!
I wish this poncho wasn't just an online exclusive, because I think these photos don't do it total justice, and neither does its description!
This is one of those one of those items that only comes in one size. As reference I am 5'8", and usually a M in tops (sometimes a L depending on how fitted the shoulders and arms are); this poncho is big on me, but doesn't "devour" me. It covers my rear, which is nice, because that means I can wear it on a plane with leggings! I could see if someone were very petite this would swallow them whole, so keep that in mind if you're a tiny little thing.
There is no mention that this poncho actually has armholes, but it does! So, although you can belt it, you do not need to. It actually drapes quite nicely without a belt. The arms fall about 2" above my elbow, but then the fringe kicks in, so it looks like they hit right between the upper and lower arms. There are two nice-sized functional pockets; a nice touch (usually not on a poncho).
The design and colors on this are as pictured online - love the fact that it has both blue and black in it - makes it way versatile IMO. The material is soft - not super- soft, and a really nice "lightweight" blanket weight; perfect for taking to the movies, on planes, early fall football games, to keep at the office for those days when the AC is on overdrive, and so forth. This is NOT substantial enough to wear sans jacket in super cold weather!
If you want a point of reference, the store is carrying an open cardigan that incorporates this same design pattern (for some reason the cardigan is only in the stores). At any rate, if you want to look at the colors, the design, or check out the texture or weight of this poncho material and you live near an Anthro, I would go in and look for the cardigan.
Highly recommend. A real gem!
February 4, 2014