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Rainy Days No More: November Rain Poncho Review

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Okay now let’s not lie… I have quite a large chest. I hate it. I’d like to be a good few sizes smaller and as I lose weight (9lbs last week!!!) my chest will go down but for now I am stuck with it (I know why the hell am I talking about my chest but bare with me here!) One of the downsides of being a bit top heavy means that I find it hard to find coats that fit well – they’ll be tight across the bust and loose everywhere else or just look like a circus tent and do nothing for the figure I actually have. I hate waterproofs as well as I usually end up look like a very wet Mrs.Blobby and let’s be honest, no one wants to look like that. So, when November Rain got in touch and asked me if I’d like to review their “One Size Fits All” Rain Poncho that comes in a handy carry pouch to be honest I was a bit dubious. I am not a one size fits all kind of girl I’m a sew four of them together (2 for each boob)and I will probably just about squeeze in! However, I thought I might as well give it a go and actually, I wasn’t disappointed….

me in a rain poncho with a blue yellow and purple oriental bird pattern hands up looking for rain

Firstly, I was extremely impressed with how quickly my poncho arrived as I had thought it was coming from America but November Rain are now stocked on Amazon UK meaning that if you have Prime you can get it the very next day, which I infact did. So, there were three designs I could choose from; a Peacock blue colour, a Tribal pattern or the gorgeous Oriental Bird design that I did in fact choose.blue pink white and yellow oriental bird patterned bag with the November Rain black and white logo on it on a white wooden floor

Popping it out of it’s Amazon wrapping (okay ripping apart the box because it’s exciting getting parcels – i’m THAT saddo yes) it appeared in it’s lovely little carry pouch which to be honest I was really impressed with how small it was because instantly I knew I would have room in my overflowing baby bag for it. It did make me dubious however, that anything that would fit into a bag that small was unlikely to fit me… following the instructions, I removed it from it’s pouch and hung it up to let the creases drop (you can also iron them too!!) this is only necessary for the first use as ome in the rain poncho holding the sides of the hood looking out at the rainbviously it won’t be stuffed away for nearly as long in the future – all I had to do then was wait for a rainy day moment.

An hour later, I kid you not, it began raining because of course this is England! So, with some trepidation I picked it up to try on. So, as you can imagine it is a poncho, so a big round circle of material. A couple of stitches have been added either side to make arm slits and there is a zip up the middle so you don’t have to pull it on and mess with the mum bun (thank god!!) There is also a hood which is detachable which was handy too. I slipped it on and low and behold, cue the fanfare, light the fires, it only went and bloody fit me! I am officially a ‘one size fits all” girl without any home stitching! It had plenty of room and there were poppers at the top and bottom of the zip too so that it then becomes a hidden zip. I have to say I am really pleased with it and you can feel the quality – definitely think it is worth the money and should become the new mum essential for our changing bags because let’s face it, the kids are usually in the pram, snuggly dry under the rain cover whilst we are pushing, getting wet because we are unable to hold a sodding umbrella and push at the same time. Genius product! Not only that November Rain cares so much about water in general that some of their profits go to providing water in developing countries.

 

“November Rain rain ponchos, the brainchild of Belinda Coker, founder of Envirosax the original designer reusabme standing in the poncho on the door step spreading my arms to show the full size of the ponchole bag, is making huge headway into their inaugural giving back project. November Rain pledges a full 10% of all revenue towards water projects in developing countries. Launched in the USA in November 2016, the stylish rain poncho has proven so popular with Millennials the company has funded a hydroponic vegetable growing system at a children’s rescue mission in Northern Thailand valued at $3,000USD.

“I wanted to create stylish rainwear that fits any shape or figure and folds up really small” states the founder Belinda Coker. “After the success of Envirosax, I realized the importance of sharing the wealth created with those not so fortunate. It’s not all about the money, it’s about creating something that people love with benefits that keep flowing to those in need”

A mom of three, now in their teens and a frequent traveler, Belinda understands the issues associated with being stuck in the rain. Holding little one’s hands, trying to open a car door, while holding an umbrella is truly awkward. So is getting caught in the rain after emerging from a salon wearing an expensive jacket or carrying a beautiful leather handbag. November Rain rain ponchos fold down into a small 1lb, 7” packet. Small enough to carry in your bag or keep in your car. And with her signature style of making something as simple as a plain reusable bag in 2004 into something beautiful, it seems she has done it again with November Rain rain ponchos.” 

** WIN A NOVEMBER RAIN PONCHO OF YOUR CHOICE**

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Contest is open until 02/04/2017
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 Mummy in a Tutu cannot be held responsible for lost prizes
This post was written in collaboration with November Rain – all opinions are my own
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48 Comments

  1. These are a fab idea! I like the blue one on the right 😀

  2. cheryl hadfield says:

    The floral one is great

  3. MARGARET gallagher says:

    Love the FLORAL multicoloured

  4. Rachel Craig says:

    Self coloured. Looks blue. As would blend in with lots of outfits.

  5. Annabel Greaves says:

    I love the ocean blue poncho

  6. Harline parkin says:

    The ocean blue one

  7. Tracy Nixon says:

    I’d choose the floral one thanks x

  8. Becky John says:

    Floral one for me 🙂

  9. Harriet says:

    The ocean blue one

  10. Sue McCarthy says:

    Ocean Blue please

  11. Helen Stratton says:

    I like the Blue poncho.

  12. Sheena Batey says:

    Plain Blue one for me please.

  13. Andrea Upton says:

    I like the blue patterned one

  14. Lorraine Stone says:

    Blue patterned one looks great for me.

  15. JULIE WARD says:

    The blue one

  16. MANDY DOHERTY says:

    The Ocean Blue

  17. Lorna Ledger says:

    November Rain Waterproof Poncho – Rain Jacket with Hood (Tribe) – really lovely xx like the colours x

  18. melanie stirling says:

    I would choose the Ocean Blue poncho.

  19. Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog) says:

    The ocean blue one is a lovely colour

  20. Lauren Old says:

    Ocean Blue is my favourite

  21. stuart hargreaves says:

    OCEAN BLUE FOR ME TOO

  22. olivia kirby says:

    I really like ‘Tribe’

  23. Andrea A says:

    I’d pick November Rain Waterproof Poncho – Rain Jacket with Hood – Ocean Blue

  24. Sheri Darby says:

    I really like the Ocean Blue one

  25. Jo Carroll says:

    I like the Ocean Blue. x

  26. I like the plain dark blue one

  27. Katy Malkin says:

    I like the ‘tribe’ one. Would look good with jeans.

  28. Sam McKean says:

    The tribe one is awesome, thank you.

  29. Rich Tyler says:

    Ocean Blue

  30. Sue Brett says:

    I like the Ocean Blue one

  31. I would choose the Ocean Blue poncho.

  32. Cathryn Crawshaw says:

    Love the FLORAL multicoloured

  33. Amanda Norwood says:

    I love the blue one

  34. Emma Davison says:

    I like the ocean blue one

  35. Sarah Lewis says:

    I would choose the Oriental Bird design x

  36. Diana says:

    Ocean blue 🙂

  37. Alisa Moore says:

    I like the one on the left

  38. carol boffey says:

    ocean blue please

  39. Diane Williamson says:

    Ocean Blue as you don’t appear to have a navy blue

  40. Amanda Johnson says:

    I would choose the Ocean Blue

  41. Lynsey Buchanan says:

    I would choose the floral design.

  42. Nicola Marshall says:

    Blue patterned one.

  43. ellie spider says:

    I’d choose the blue patterned one its very funky 🙂

  44. Kim Neville says:

    I like Ocean Blue

  45. Jane Gorton says:

    It has to be NAVY my favourite colour – ideal for walking our 3 dogs. Fantastic prize, thank you so much x

  46. Claire Willmer says:

    The ocean blue 🙂

  47. Natalie Crossan says:

    The ocean blue xxx

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