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Sherpa - Women's Samchi Poncho - Wool jacket

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Customers say: Durable
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Hood
Hood
 g
850 g
Material information & features
Suitable for:
Recommended use:
Travel, Leisure
Hood:
yes
Weight:
850 g
Reference size:
medium size
Fit:
Loose
Outer material:
100% wool (lamb)
Extras:
handmade in Nepal
Item No.:
105-1379
Product description

Handmade by Nepalese women who meet daily to knit - the Sherpa Women's Samchi Poncho Wool Jacket. And it takes several days. The jacket is made of warm and comfortable lamb's wool with a polyester liner. The liner not only increases the durability of the jacket but also makes for an easy on/off. The beautiful Jacquard pattern was inspired by tapestries from Bhutan. The poncho cut is very flattering as well. With the Sherpa Women's Samchi Poncho, you'll have an extremely warm and stylish wool jacket.

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| Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire

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by Karen helpful

Very warm thick wool - like wearing a blanket!

Size guide:
104cm wide
85cm long, including tassels

This is a very good quality poncho hand-knitted using a slightly coarse, thick and very warm heavyweight lambswool. It can feel slightly prickly or itchy against the neck which is easily overcome by wearing a fleece with a collar beneath or a buff.

It's very easy to wear and so warm - just pull it over the head and feel as though you're wrapped in a thick, warm, snuggly blanket. It's perfect for lounging on the sofa indoors or around a bonfire outdoors on the coldest night (mine was tested in snow). Being fairly rugged, rather than a fashion item, it's ideal for outdoor wear, leisurely walks and days out, can withstand a light shower is quite rugged and will last for many years.

I'm a slim size 12 and find the size very comfortable. It doesn't feel as though it's hanging loose, isn't baggy and isn't constrictive either. The hood is a generous size and the patterned edging can be rolled back if preferred. (Note: it is not lined as described.)

Obviously, it isn't ideal for daily wear eg for doing housework(!) and isn't the most practical design for undertaking daily tasks but it is a delightfully snuggly warm layer for walking outdoors or lounging in cold weather. sitting beside a bonfire and it's hand-washable.

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