the poncho I have is too small to cover backpack and other carry on stuff well, obstructs the view when turning my head, gets disheveled by the wind and generally sucks. Oh, and it costs too much both in Walmart and on Amazon - given how cheap tarp is, I don’t understand why somebody with better hands than me has not yet armed himself with scissors and glue and started a “make a good raincoat if the Chinese don’t bother” type of home business.
Anyway, so for any product it’s good to study the practices of people who have lots of experience with the problem it addresses. For instance, people who live in places that get the rain season must have lots of experience with the problem of torrential rain. They also might be short of money and so desire quality, low cost rainwear.
That’s in theory. So how does it work in practice? Are raincoats or similar clothing popular in South and SE Asia? Do they sell for a lot cheaper there than over here? Do they have any advanced functionality for wind resistance, or is the whole issue moot for a big enough suit?