Great poncho/shelter! Use it in far north winter conditions and didn’t die. Will buy another set for backup.
Half Shelter is Polish army Lavuu version
I received very fast and in good condition ,but i wanted to mention this is not Russian Version where Russian version poncho shelter also well known as palsh palatka is 100%cotton Canvas,this is Polish army Lavvu poncho version and just to add this is not 100%cotton canvas, this is polyester blend with cotton,so if you plan to wax this will be a bad idea and you might want to think again and look for real palsh palatka 100%cotton canvas Russian version,however this is good nice shelter poncho at reasonable price,mine come in size 2 -height 170cm-180cm stamp and year 1985 ,keep in mind this come without poles and pegs,as i understand sizes are random and you gamble what size you will receive overall good buy.
The two shelters I received are in brand spanking new condition and very happy with my purchase. KeepShooting did a great job of packing them good all together with the two big Bulgarian Army cots with the order and some other stuff. Again, I'm very pleased with the shelters, mine are from the 1980's, very heavy duty. Two put together make a nice pup tent/shelter big enough for my 5'11" tall body. They are great as ponchos covering everything I need to cover on me, with the grommets down and a string up for the hood. With the two, buttoned arm openings, it's easy to use and hold things. However, They are NOT Russian, but are Polish as I've bought the same some years ago. On mine, the writings are in Polish alphabet, not in Russian. I didn't care about it, I like them and that is what I was looking for anyway.
A really great item. Mine were/are in fine shape. These come in 3 sizes- you get no choice, apparently, but you can tell the size by the number of grommets on the corner. I wanted my two to be in size 3, as I am a tall dude, but got a 1 and a 2. Not really for wearing to Whole Foods, but maybe Kroger or the Food Lion. On Halloween, I had a lot of fun with this and a scythe (although that got heavy after a while), our group was a 'peasant insurrection' with yard implements, but the kids just called me death. I got 2 so I could try the tent thing, but alas, they are different sizes. The tent thing might be a kid thing, as I can't imagine sleeping under the shelter, but I am looking forward to walking the dog in the next rain storm.
Brand spanking new!
It was sent to me new without tags and when I put water on it after an hour the water did not penetrate to the inner side! I highly recommend this poncho/ shelter and will buy another!