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Davie Deus

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Waterproofs
« on: November 29, 2015, 07:24:39 PM »
After a very soggy wet cold miserable day, And from what I have read  the occasional trip to hypothermia as well as frequent monsoons, Bearing this in mind can anyone recommend decent waterproofs Something that can be washed as  I love to get muddy :)

FergalThang

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Re: Waterproofs
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2015, 07:26:38 PM »
I'll be reading this with interest myself!!  :laugh:

chris3030

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Re: Waterproofs
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2015, 07:28:22 PM »
Cloumba do good machine washable jackets

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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2015, 07:29:29 PM »
We use army surplus gortex waterproof, fairly price but well worse the money as long as you don't get ripped of ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Waterproofs
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2015, 07:34:26 PM »
Well I had four hundred pounds worth of Paramo gear on and the trousers leaked badly. Strangely enough the jacket did it's job and my top half was bone dry. Conclusion it's the kneeling compresses the material and the leaks begin at the knee. Knee pads for next meet.


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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2015, 07:52:19 PM »
solognac novadry waterproofs are by far the best waterproofs I have had and I have had a lot of different ones, I was bone dry today, and when I got home I washed myself down with a hose and I was still dry, you can't beat them plus they keep you warm loads of pockets and very durable,

These are the ones I have here,

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/inverness-500-hunting-jacket-id_8222508.html

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/inverness-900-hunting-trousers-id_8281281.html

whigsvolt

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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2015, 07:55:34 PM »
Army issue Gore_ tex clothing have to be the best value for money for sure.
I'd go for them every time.
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Re: Waterproofs
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2015, 08:03:56 PM »
Just bought this to try it out after the day's weather so I see how this pans out it got a comical factor too.
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Re: Waterproofs
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2015, 08:10:09 PM »
Just bought this to try it out after the day's weather so I see how this pans out it got a comical factor too.

LOL Dont go looking for permissions wearing that :)

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Re: Waterproofs
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2015, 08:11:46 PM »
Army issue Gore_ tex clothing have to be the best value for money for sure.
I'd go for them every time.
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Seems like Ex army gore tex is commonly used, but from the stuff I have seen on Internet it looks a bugger to clean

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Re: Waterproofs
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2015, 08:12:00 PM »
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Re: Waterproofs
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2015, 08:41:29 PM »
Go on ebay for a flotation jacket, prices from about £50 upwards. It's the stuff they wear on trawlers, oil rigs etc.
To clean the mud off just rinse it off in the shower.
I've tried loads of waterproof stuff and so far this is the only one that's worked 100%

This is mine
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sundridge-SAS-Mk7-Floatation-Jacket-/251919125933?var=&hash=item3aa78ccdad:m:mFq9Wo_qssYhkI0vuc4gXQg
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I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself..

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Re: Waterproofs
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2015, 08:52:58 PM »
solognac novadry waterproofs are by far the best waterproofs I have had and I have had a lot of different ones, I was bone dry today, and when I got home I washed myself down with a hose and I was still dry, you can't beat them plus they keep you warm loads of pockets and very durable,

These are the ones I have here,

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/inverness-500-hunting-jacket-id_8222508.html

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/inverness-900-hunting-trousers-id_8281281.html

I've been looking at these mate & have been told wait & see what Santa brings :)

chris3030

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Re: Waterproofs
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2015, 09:00:23 PM »
Just bought this to try it out after the day's weather so I see how this pans out it got a comical factor too.

Where the cape?? ;D

chrisb1985

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Re: Waterproofs
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2015, 09:19:35 PM »
solognac novadry waterproofs are by far the best waterproofs I have had and I have had a lot of different ones, I was bone dry today, and when I got home I washed myself down with a hose and I was still dry, you can't beat them plus they keep you warm loads of pockets and very durable,

These are the ones I have here,

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/inverness-500-hunting-jacket-id_8222508.html

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/inverness-900-hunting-trousers-id_8281281.html

I've been looking at these mate & have been told wait & see what Santa brings :)

You will not be disappoint mate they are the best, just make sure they are the waterproof ones and not the water resistant one,  ;)