Poncho, Military Surplus – Rental


Rental Only – Military surplus, durable, rubber-coated poncho.



On the trail at BOSS, your poncho is a raincoat, ground cloth, tent, windbreaker, bivvy sack, water collector, blanket pack protector, etc.—an excellent all-around item and an important one to select carefully.

We currently rent as well as sell medium-weight, rubber-coated ponchos with a seam-sealed hood and drawstring closure to keep water from running down your shirt when it gets stormy. Eight heavy-duty stud snaps along both sides make it functional as a bivvy sack or to join it with another poncho for a two-person shelter. Reinforced edges with heavy-duty grommets at each corner and one in the center of each side allow you to tie it down as a tarp or suspend it as a fly. These are the real deal—military surplus, not newly manufactured.

Due to several factors, this item is often scarce. Supply chains, as well as the vintage rubber-coated version, are harder to find in usable condition. The rental poncho you will receive may be patched or have other repairs as it has been circulated, inspected, and subsequently repaired. Due to age, wear, and tear, this item may need further repair. We strongly suggest that you inspect your rental before departure and exchange or bring the poncho to our store for repair at that time.

We also strongly urge you to consider investing in your own quality poncho that meets the above-listed specs. Military surplus shops may have items but not list them online, so we encourage you to visit your closest shop to find your very own. Search for a rubberized “German” Poncho with grommets, stud snaps, reinforced seams, and a hood.




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