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Therm-a-Rest expands best-selling Honcho Poncho collection with kids line for young adventurers

June 22, 2023

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Becca Katz Verde Brand Communications

SEATTLE, Wash. (June 22, 2023) Therm-a-Rest®, the leader in outdoor sleeping gear for more than 50 years, is introducing its best-selling Honcho Poncho in kids sizing for spring 2024. Designed specifically for young adventurers, the Honcho Poncho Kids is a versatile and cozy outdoor essential that will keep children warm and comfortable during all their outdoor activities.

Building upon the success of the original Honcho Poncho, the Honcho Poncho Kids delivers the same level of comfort, quality and functionality in a size and style tailored to children. This innovative piece of outdoor gear is perfect for camping trips, outdoor sporting events, family hikes and any activity that requires reliable warmth and protection from the elements.

“Celebrating adventure for the whole family, we are thrilled to introduce the Honcho Poncho Kids,” said Justin McGregor, Therm-a-Rest’s Product Line Manager. “With its water-resistant warmth, versatility, and fun patterns, the Honcho Poncho Kids is a must-have for every outdoor-loving kid. We are excited to see children embrace the joy of outdoor experiences, knowing that they are equipped with reliable comfort and protection.”

The Honcho Poncho Kids features a synthetic eraLoft insulation that is water-resistant and lightweight, thanks to its hollow fibers. The hood and DWR coating will protect kids against wet weather, and pairs perfectly with rain boots for puddle jumping. A zippered front pocket is best used for toys, but can also be used as a stuff sack for storage. Underarm snaps also transform the poncho into a blanket, making it great for nap time. The Honcho Poncho Kids features fun and vibrant designs, capturing the spirit of outdoor adventure. With its eye-catching patterns and colors, it’s a great choice for young adventurers.

Available in an animal, stripe and space print, the Honcho Poncho Kids weighs 11.5 ounces and is 56 x 29 inches flat. It fits most six to 10 year olds.

The Honcho Poncho Kids (MSRP: $79.95) will be debuting in spring 2024. For more information about Therm-a-Rest and its collection of award-winning pads, sleeping bags, pillows, ponchos and more, visit

About Therm-a-Rest®

Our founder’s mission was simple: create a better way to sleep outside; because when you rest better, you play better. Their ingenuity and vision back in 1972 led to the creation of the first self-inflating sleeping pad. Today, we’re still working towards the same mission to craft the best sleeping pads and bags on the market. We’re not just giving explorers a better way to camp, we’re giving them better adventures tomorrow. For more information, visit

About Cascade Designs, Inc.®

For 50 years, Seattle-based Cascade Designs, Inc. and its brands, Therm-a-Rest®, Mountain Safety Research® (MSR), Platypus®, SealLine®, and PackTowl®, have led the outdoor industry in designing innovative, useful and long-lasting equipment, manufacturing the majority of products in their Seattle, WA, and Reno, NV, U.S.A. and Cork, Ireland facilities. From the original self-inflating Therm-a-Rest® camping mattress to the first multi-fuel stove from MSR®, Cascade Designs has developed leading products that explorers, travelers, adventurers, outdoor enthusiasts and weekend campers can rely on to deliver optimum performance in the outdoors through exceptional engineering and quality. For more information, please visit: