I was VERY disappointed with this item. It looks cool, but that is the only positive thing I can say about it. For $179, I expected something rugged, durable, and well-made. When not wearing this poncho for re-enacting, I planned on using it when I went hunting or camping - wrong answer. The poncho is made out of a material that can easily be torn; it is very thin, flimsy, and fragile. Aside from its ascetically appealing look, this item is no better than some $25 Halloween costume you'd buy at Wal-Mart. There is absolutely NO WAY this poncho is worth $179 (nearly $200 with shipping). Of the truth, I would not pay more than $50 for this item. I aim to return it for a refund.