Waterproof Ponchos are perfect for staying dry when you're camping, hiking, fishing, skirmishing or at festival or theme park, in fact, waterproof ponchos are excellent for anything you are doing outdoors, and you don't want to get soaked in the rain. the army poncho we sell can also be used as an emergency shelter, if you use 2 or more, you can connect them together to make a bigger shelter. The draw cord hood helps keep you head cosy and dry and stops the wind flipping your hood off. There are also six brass eyelets down both sides that also help to fasten it, and they also make it easy to put on and take off. The military ponchos we sell are reusable as they are made of Water-proof ripstop nylon.