Survival Poncho

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Survival Poncho
Type Survival gear
Tech Level TL–10
Cost 350cr
Size 2.2m
Weight 250g

A garment designed for emergency conditions, the survival poncho is a large garment, made from Evelene, a temperature-sensitive material.

Evelene has the property of reacting to temperature changes. The fabric consists of ring-shaped cells, around 10,000 per square millimetre. When the ambient temperature drops below 18ºc the cells puff up, trapping air and making the material thicker and warmer. When the temperature rises above 18ºc the cells shrink, expelling the air and thinning out, making the material thinner and cooler. No matter what the temperature survival ponchos are showerproof, being able to stop rain travelling at 30kmph.

Survival ponchos are square, 2.2m per side with a hole in the center for the wearer's head. The poncho features a hood, internal pockets, and adjustment straps. In use, the poncho can be worn like a poncho or the hood can be fastened over the head-hole, sealing it over and the poncho can be used as a blanket.

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