S.W.A.T. Contributor Joshua Swanagon is working in the north woods of Michigan wearing the versatile Lester River Bushcraft Northwoods Poncho, which is made of 100% wool and can be worn as outerwear, teamed with other layers, or used as a blanket. It’s roomy and comfortable to wear while performing outdoor work and camp chores. Joshua demonstrates how the Northwoods Poncho can be adjusted based on how much range of motion you need and how warm you want to stay.
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