Burberry Colorblock Check Blanket Poncho

Let me preface this post by saying I’ve never ever worn a cape or a poncho. No particular reason, just never been the type, never felt the need to when a jacket is so much more secure and perfectly stylish. Well, after all the buzz around this Burberry cape/poncho being the new “It Fall Jacket,” I can’t help but want one. Eek.

Burberry Colorblock Check Blanket Poncho

For those who have followed me for a while, it’ll probably be immediately obvious at least one of the reasons why I’m so drawn to this poncho — the ability to monogram it! Not only is there a monogram, it plays center stage. Love!

Burberry Colorblock Check Blanket Poncho

Everyone from Olivia Palermo to Sarah Jessica Parker’s wearing it, so it’s not a stretch to say this is definitely a new It “jacket.”

Burberry Colorblock Check Blanket Poncho

Downside? The appeal of this poncho stems a lot from that large monogram, which costs an additional $300, which brings the total cost of this beauty to $1,695. Ouch. A lot to pay for a poncho. Second downside — at least to me — there are no arm holes in this thing, so it’s literally a blanket that drapes on. Burberry’s SA reassure me that this blanket is heavy enough not to slide down but not so heavy that it’s uncomfortable to wear. Still makes me hesitant; last thing I want when I’m out running around is having to constantly check/adjust my poncho. However, the cozy & chic appeal of this poncho is undeniable so maybe I’ll cave…get yours here.

6 thoughts on “Burberry Colorblock Check Blanket Poncho

  1. , collapsing hocmynoeb base, smoother belt path to smooth out the CS feature, and stronger/more integral mounting bars convinced me to drop another 300 bucks on the 70. Some guys get a new iphone when a new version is available, I get another car seat. The CS feature is junk on the Advocate 65, but it doesn’t get in the way as long as you pay attention and get the straps tight enough (I always just ignored the click and kept on pulling/guiding the straps). My wife was getting very irritated with the CS feature on the 65 and said the new one is ten times better . The 65 had sharp edges where the belts feed through the back of the seat causing the belt tension between the back of the seat and clicker to be high, but not tight enough around your child. The 70 model has smooth curves though the back of the seat so tension in the clicker area equals tension around your kid . much better. I’ve read countless posts by certified technicians saying the air bladders on the Advocate are a waste of money. I’ve read reviews where people say it’s Twice as safe with the air bladder. My assessment is that many of these people are making statements beyond their understanding. To become a certified CPS technician you take a 4-day class and pay 75 dollars, not an impulse and momentum physics class. Be careful what you believe in online reviews. It’s also well known that companies have departments that talk up their products in online reviews and talk down the products of their competition so you really never know. Consumer Reports is apathetic to the Advocate’s air bladders. They state they do not test side impacts and subsequently rate the Advocate lower than the Boulevard (same model without air bladders) because it costs more. What this amounts to is they completely ignore the air bladders potential in their rating, don’t test for it, reduce it’s overall rating because it costs more and then make a small comment about the fact it may help in the small print. A few years back they did some side impact testing and published a worrisome review about American car seats (European seats were better in their test). They retracted the article for some litigious reason I believe (excessive testing or something . but just the same the European seats were not flying off the base whether or not it was an excessive test). For this reason Consumer Reports will never get another dollar from me. They are being lazy and litigation weary instead of jumping in head first and creating an excellent side impact test that would reveal the value or lack of value of side impact technologies from all the manufacturers. For now people that just look at the rating dots will never know CS is throwing out safety features from the ratings because they don’t test for side impact, which they say result in a large percentage of fatalities (***shaking head***). As of Jan 2011 an Excellent safety rating from CS is only referring to frontal testing and side impact appears to have zero weight in their rating system. Here is my opinion based on an engineering background. Because crash dynamics are complicated, I don’t want any of these statements to be taken as a God given fact in the application of every car wreck. I’m taking the time to write this because all the one-line negatories from certified technicians. I’ll just state the simple laws of physics that apply in these types of situations so you can decide if you want to spring for the air bladders or not. It is very likely that if the OUTSIDE of the advocate impacts another object in a crash be it a caving door panel or the bumper of a jacked up truck, the air bladder will slow down the rate at which your child’s head goes from motion to rest because the air bladder functions just like an air bag in your car (a balloon that is not air tight but allows for forces to be dissipated over a longer time (milliseconds longer). The time it takes for your child’s head to go from motion to rest is inversely related to the impact force your child’s head will experience. In simpler terms the the slower they slow down, the lower the maximum impact force they will experience. This is why air bags are in all cars now, they slow down how fast you come (measured in small factions of a second) to rest greatly reducing maximum force. Maybe any wreck that these features come into play is unsurvivable I don’t know . It makes me go cross eyed when a certified tech says the air bladders on the advocate don’t do anything . I’m not certain they are as valuable as Britax says they are, but geeeezzz. Ask yourself this: If you are wearing a hockey mask (similar to your child’s seat shell) and your greatest enemy gets one free swing at your face with an Aluminum baseball bat, would you or would you not opt to place an

  2. Grazie Emanuela. Mi dispiacere di non poter approfondire ulteriormente il nostro livello di conoscenza. Amo la conversazione, amo parlare con tutti e amo anche conoscere le persone con cui converso. Forse questo è un mio limite ma Le assicuro che non è una semplice curiosità. Gentilmente, se in futuro ci dovessimo nuovamente scambiare delle idee, per favore diamoci del tu, così almeno accorciamo le distanze.Da un ammiratore del sito e di quanti esprimono liberamente il proprio pensieroIlernando Meoli

  3. Dear BobMy sympathies to you and yours.I'm at a loss for words, but this does not stop my feelings… tears are easy, but it is hard to contemplate further the suffering and grief that this craziness has propagated. It has to be huge, given the positive effect these people have had on the lives of so many, over such a long time span.We must do our best to ease the suffering using as many avenues as are open to us.Take careDonald

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