On first sight, I wasn’t quite sure what to think of Smartwool Hudson Poncho. It looked good, that was unquestionable. But is it a fashion layer? Is it a practical layer? How will it fit? How is it meant to be worn?
Upon trying it on, it was clearly a very comfortable option and very warm too. Definitely a great casual layer for those cold days when you want to be cosy and warm. But I wasn’t sure how it would work as a technical layer.
This poncho offers a replacement as your standard fleece layer, offering a more fashionable style whilst remaining practical for casual sporting activities. It certainly has the potential to become a wardrobe favourite that I’d automatically reach for on those cold days. A layer that is both suited to sitting around a fire with a hot chocolate as well as being versatile enough to be used when layering up for outdoor activities.