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What are the Different Types of Disposable Poncho?

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  • Written By: Misty Amber Brighton
  • Edited By: Allegra J. Lingo
  • Last Modified Date: 11 October 2017
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Disposable ponchos are thin waterproof jackets normally made from plastic or vinyl. A disposable poncho might be adult sized or could be designed to fit a child. This garment also comes in many different colors and is often also available in a clear material. Most of the time, this piece has a hood attached, but a few styles may not. It is usually a single piece that slips over a user's head, but some styles also have Velcro® closures or a zipper.

Both adults and children may need to wear this disposable ponchos from time to time. For this reason, there are a number of different sizes of this outer garment available. There might be small, medium, large, and extra-large adult ponchos and small, medium, and large children's sizes. One-size-fits-all sizes are also available.

There are a number of different colors of disposable ponchos. These could be orange, yellow, or blue among others. Color varieties allow a person to select one that might compliment a uniform if they are planning to wear it while at work. Other times, this raincoat might be clear, so it can match whatever clothing an individual is wearing.

A disposable poncho may come with or without a hood. Most of the time, this piece is sewn directly onto the outer garment and slips over top of the wearer's head. Styles without an attached hood may have a high collar that can be rolled up or down to partially cover the back of the neck.

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Disposable ponchos are normally constructed from a single piece of vinyl or plastic. It is usually worn by slipping the garment over top of the person's head, then pulling it down at the bottom. In some cases, it may wrap around the shoulders of the wearer, then be held together with Velcro® or zipped up to close.

Although a disposable poncho is intended to be worn only once, it can sometimes be used multiple times. The number of uses can vary based on the thickness of this garment. A typical rain coat is around .078 inches (2 mm) thick; those that are somewhat heavier are less likely to tear, which could mean they could be used again.

A disposable poncho is normally inexpensive to purchase and can be bought at a number of retail stores. This makes buying a disposable poncho easy for many people to do. Having one of these items on hand can keep individuals prepared for exposure to the weather should an unexpected storm suddenly break out.

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