We bought rain ponchos from the Travel Center several years ago. We were going on a trip that called for a lot of rain and didn't want to add warmth, just rain protection. We have taken them on several trips now, and have yet to take them out of their pouch. Every time we take them, it does not rain. I does rain when we forget them!
I'm just back from a trip that promised to be rainy from start to finish, and again didn't use them, didn't need them.
I'm convinced Rick has put some special magic in these ponchos!