Portland, OR, June 17, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Perusing the racks of raincoats out there, there are rarely any big surprises or ones that feel especially new or different. There are variations in colors, fabrics, and trims, but they all basically work and look the same… until now. The Mama Baby Poncho, by Together Gear, was released in mid 2013 to reach a specific audience of baby-wearers. Designed by a mother in Portland, Oregon, this jacket offers a whole new twist on technical rain wear and is frock with useful and thoughtful components.
During her first wet winter as a parent, it quickly became apparent to the poncho’s creator, Jess Desbrow, that her rain wear options were limited while carrying her baby. Explaining, “other than stealing my husband’s big bulky coat, it was really hard to keep us both warm and dry,” so Desbrow put together a poncho with one hood for the parent and a separate detachable one for baby. “Once I started wearing this around, I could not help but create more and more features to make this jacket perfect for just about everything a parent could ask for,” she admits.
Now over two years after the first one was made, the poncho boasts features like a hand-warmer pocket, zipper for phone/wallet, a flap to cover your hands while pushing a stroller which also keeps baby’s legs and feet warm, and even thumb loops to keep your hands covered while riding a bike. “I actually find that I wear the poncho now even more often while not carrying my baby…strolling, biking, while pregnant, and even just out on the go, as it is great, soft, totally waterproof material with a short cut that actually makes it a pretty sassy little raincoat all by itself.”
There are just a few other designs out there that have even considered this market, and Desbrow believes that soon every baby carrier owner will also find they can’t live without a poncho, too.