Wet Weather Poncho Liner

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The Wet Weather Poncho Liner was originally designed to provide the Army with a lightweight, piece of equipment used as a covering or field blanket in any environment, the poncho liner provides additional comfort and warmth while involved in combat or field operations. The Poncho Liner is an extremely versatile and useful piece of camping, hiking or survival equipment.

Wet Weather Poncho Liner
Woodland Camouflage
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Introduced January 1, 1963
Manufacturer Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind, Inc.
Color Woodland Camouflage
NSN 8405-00-889-3683
Length 84"
Width 60"
Weight 1 lb
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Wet Weather Poncho Liner
Woodland Digital (MARPAT)
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Introduced November 28, 2006
Manufacturer Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind, Inc.
Color Woodland Digital (MARPAT)
Coyote
NSN 8405-01-545-8153
Length 84"
Width 60"
Weight 1 lb
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Wet Weather Poncho Liner
Universal Digital (ACU)
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Introduced January 16, 2007
Manufacturer Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind, Inc.
Color Universal Digital (ACU)
NSN 8405-01-547-2559
Length 84"
Width 60"
Weight 1 lb
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Since they don't have a head hole in them, the wet weather poncho liners make a good recreational blanket. Another great trait of these Poncho Liners is they dry quickly and easily if they happen to get wet.

Measuring approximately 5 feet by 7 feet, these blanket-like covers are made of a rugged, lightweight Rip Stop Nylon that's woven in a tight Oxford Weave, has 100% Polyester batting, and is quilted for added strength and durability. It has a band of extra quilting along the width of the center for even more durability and features a rolled nylon edge binding, which prevents tattering or edge wear. At the corners and sides are tie strings designed to fasten the liner to the Military Issue Poncho. These are great for making an improvised sleeping bag, or tying the Poncho Liner to just about anything or anywhere you need.

Variations

Color Variants

Different variations of the Wet Weather Poncho Liner have been produced over the years for different applications, detailed below:

Wet Weather Poncho Liner
Color Pattern NSN
Woodland Camouflage 8405-00-889-3683
Desert Camouflage 8405-01-502-3430
Woodland Digital (MARPAT) / Coyote Reversible 8405-01-545-8153
Universal Digital (ACU) 8405-01-547-2559

Marine Corps All Purpose Liner

In 2012 the All Purpose Liner was developed for the Marine Corps with NSN 8405-01-607-1111. The All Purpose Liner retains the same Woodland Digital (MARPAT) / Coyote reversible design. The All Purpose Liner has a zipper originating in the center of one short edge of the liner and running up and around each of the long sides, with the top side being left open. This allows the All Purpose Liner to convert into a sleeping bag liner.

While the all purpose liner is reversible, the Woodland Digital (MARPAT) side has been treated with a water-repellent for light wet conditions.

Technical Diagram

Wet Weather Poncho Liner

Care and Maintenance

The poncho liner can be washed and dried on low heat in a regular washing machine and dryer.

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