When you are heading outside, you want to have a good time

Staying dry even when outside conditions are less than spectacular is important. In more serious weather, you want more than just a regular raincoat. You want something that will protect you from adverse elements so that you don’t end up soaked to the bone. What you need is a top-quality poncho.

Ponchos are not new items on the market, and they have been around for decades, protecting men from adverse weather. It doesn’t matter if you are just jogging down the block or if you are on a full-on trail run, a poncho that will protect you in rainy weather is ideal. But you don’t just want any poncho; you need to give yourself the best.

You want a poncho that is designed with lightweight, minimalistic, technical fabrics so that it won’t hold you back. You want a poncho that is intuitive, dependable, and easy to pack, store, and carry. Finding that one out of the many could take a lot of shopping around, but don’t worry, we have done the research for you. We have picked out 12 of the best options in the industry. Stay stylish while you are avoiding puddles with one of these 12 best rain ponchos for men.


Herschel Supply Co. Voyage Poncho

If you are looking for a poncho that is functional and fashionable, look no further than this option from Herschel Supply Co. It is designed in a cropped style, which gives it a very fashionable aesthetic appeal. It is designed more like a windbreaker in its aesthetics, but it still provides you with durable protection against the elements.

This poncho is made with polyester diamond dobby ripstop that is lightweight. It is further coated with a durable water-repelling coating. It is designed with a snap closure and is both water and wind-resistant. The poncho features a small storage pocket in the neckline that is closed with a snap closure. There are also two patch pockets at the front, and it is finished with a classic label and an internal evergreen trim.


Sol Heat Reflective Poncho

The Sol Heat Reflective Poncho is reusable. It is a lightweight poncho weighing in at just 2.7 ounces. As such, it can easily fit into your glove compartment, purse, backpacking gear, or even in your pocket without taking up too much real estate. With such a lightweight design, this poncho is ideal for unexpected downpours and even can go with you to any outdoor event.

It is made of 100% waterproof material and is also windproof with sealed seams to keep you comfortable against outside elements. With a reflective design, this poncho will reflect 90% of your body heat to ensure that warm air is trapped inside the suit as the rain and wind are kept outside. The material is very quiet, so you won’t be a running rattling fool in the rain, and it is also tear-resistant to a certain degree, so you don’t have to worry about it nicking on anything.


Charles River Apparel Pacific Rain Poncho

This rain poncho from Charles River is made from 100% polyurethane. It is made with this waterproof material and is further designed with heat-sealed seams. These are the features that help to keep water and wind out. The polyurethane material is bonded to a knit backing for your comfort. The hood features drawstrings and snaps to secure it when in bad weather. The poncho will protect you from both rain and wind. It is designed with side snap closures that can be located underneath the arms.

This poncho has all the dependability and viability you expect from high-end models, but it also comes at an affordable price. With your purchase of this Charles River Apparel Pacific Poncho, you also get a storage pouch that is slim enough to be easily packed and carried almost anywhere.


Sierra Designs Poncho Rain Jacket

Here is another lightweight poncho from Sierra Designs. This poncho is made from woven polyester and has a unisex design. While it is lightweight, it is also a solid option. It is designed with waterproof taped seams, and its hood is adjustable with three different pieces. It is designed to be compatible with a helmet.

It features a neck opening complete with hook and loop closure and side snaps make it easy to put on and off and also allows you to adjust the length to make for a more customized fit. It features grommeted corners so it can be used as a tarp or groundsheet if you are in a pinch. As such, it is a great multi-purpose item for sports games, outdoor concerts, and hikes. With helmet compatibility, you can even wear this out on a ride.


Rei Outdoor Products Multipurpose Poncho

This multipurpose poncho from Rei is a knee-length option that provides complete protection. It is made with a polyurethane material that has been coated with taffeta to make it rugged. It is equipped with snap closure, and each snap is made to be rust-resistant.

The Rei Outdoor Poncho is aesthetically pleasing as well as it is rugged. It is designed to be ultra-lightweight, and it has a watertight construction. The hood is fully integrated and features a drawcord closer, so it is easy to get snug. It easy to pack and can easily be stowed in its carrying case and with your other personal items for use when the weather turns unexpectedly.


Snugpak Patrol Poncho

This poncho option from Snugpak is a simple one that is also very affordably priced. It is a travel-friendly item with a waterproof silhouette. It is made from polyurethane that is coated with a water-repellant coating. It is quite the lightweight option at just .8 pounds and measures 8 x 4 inches when packed into its pouch, so it is very travel-friendly.

It features an adjustable hood, and the poncho features thumb loops in the cuffs, so you have even more coverage in colder weather. There is an included map pocket with Velcro closure on the chest of the poncho. The seams are fully taped sealed so you can keep dry and as warm as possible when wearing this poncho from Snugpak.


Sea to Summit Ultra Sil Nano Tarp Poncho

This Poncho is a Tarp poncho, as the name suggests. It is made from a 15D Ultra-Sil Nano nylon fabric. The outer surface is further siliconized, and the poncho features double-stitched seams, which are further tape sealed to provide optimum waterproof protection. This is not just a poncho as it is designed to work as a tarp as well. It will convert into a two-person shelter when necessary thanks to the guy attachment point found on the corners. It is built with a drawcord from the rear, so you can have space for a backpack underneath.

It is ultra-lightweight, easy to carry, and easy to store.  It weighs just around 8 oz and can easily be stowed with your other small personal items on a regular day or in a backpack when you are outdoors on an adventure.


Therm-a-rest Honcho Poncho

The Therm-a-rest poncho is a very dependable choice, and as such, it has made our list of the best options out there. This poncho is built to perform. It is designed with a unique throw over make. It features an exterior coat with a water-resistant coating. It has a very small footprint and is designed to fold and be wrapped into itself for storage. This means there is no additional storage pouch for you to carry around, which is quite convenient.

For storage, this Therm-a-rest poncho features a kangaroo pocket on the front of the item as well as a top pocket with zipper closure. These pockets provide you with a place to store and protect any items you may have on you that you need to be protected from a downpour.


Nike ACG GORE-TEX Poncho

Nike is a go-to brand for almost everything running and outdoor activity-related. Count them into the list of best ponchos with this versatile option. On the more expensive side, this poncho delivers. It is a lightweight poncho with a waterproof layer consisting of 3 layers of GORE-TEX. This is a technology that is geared towards keeping you dry and keeping the poncho breathable.

It comes with a hood that is detachable so that the poncho can be used as a jacket. The hood can be wrapped around your neck when detached to provide you with coverage and wind protection. This poncho from Nike is equipped with interior straps so that when the skies clear, you can carry it conveniently.


Outback Trading Co Packable Poncho

If you are looking for an outright poncho for the outdoors, then this is the one. Not only is this poncho from Outback Trading tough, but it is quite aesthetically pleasing for such a tough cookie. It is breathable while also being waterproof and features a front pocket with zipper closure. The hood features a shock cord that allows it to be adjusted as necessary, and the neck opening is a V-neck design.

The poncho features grommets that help to make it easier to pack and easier to use. If you go horseriding, you will be happy to find that this poncho is the only one on the list that has a design feature just for you. There is a proprietary D-ring that allows you to use this with a horses saddle pack easily.


Outdoor Research Panorama Point Poncho

This poncho from Outdoor research is built from nylon, but not just one layer of nylon. This poncho is outfitted with two and a half layers of nylon that offers breathability and wind and water protection. It is great for a walk or a hike. It is more of an activewear option and something that you could keep on you for emergency downpours or sudden windy uproars. It has built-in pockets with zipper closures as well as a key clip and carabiner loop, so you have more than enough space to keep all your items safe from rain.


Fourth Element Storm Poncho

This poncho from Fourth Element made our list due to its sleek and refined design. It has the traditional throw-over design but is treated with fluorine-free DWR to make it waterproof. This coating helps to provide the poncho with water repellency of 10,000-millimeter HH for waterproof and weatherproof rating.

The interior of this poncho from Fourth Element is lined with a soft grid. This soft grid is made from recycled s-cafe polyester, and so your purchase of this item promotes sustainable manufacturing. It makes for a top-quality protector to keep the elements at bay while keeping you comfortable and warm. It not only keeps you warm but is also fast drying.

It features an adjustable hood and handwarmer pockets as well as protects against UV rays and is built with technology to provide the best in odor resistance.


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