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11-02-2005, 21:35
I am looking for some recomendations for warm,windproof waterproof clothing.
Thanks in advance.

11-02-2005, 21:42
Alright M8,

Best option imo is the snug pac range for warmth and breathability, not waterproof but extremly quick drying, combined with a waterproof Army poncho and you got the dogs danglers m8.

When your soaked and you wanna get back in your bivvi just take the poncho off, that way your bag etc stays dry when you sit on it, and your sleeping bag!

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11-02-2005, 21:43
for a light weight water proof, windproof, breathable jacket have a look for a Gelert Rain Pod, it folds up small enough to fit in your pocket, and costs around £25-00

11-02-2005, 22:30
I can tell you what not to buy. ESP Drenchwear. Mine needs regular coats of thompsons waterseal. It leaked like a seive from the day i got it.

11-02-2005, 22:32
My ESP drenchwear got me drench since day one too!!

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11-02-2005, 22:39
this is worth a look

12-02-2005, 00:10
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My ESP drenchwear got me drench since day one too!!

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I don't know whether it leaks or not, but my wife looks good in hers when she takes the kids to school. YAC is now expecting a rush of mums to buy this latest fashion accessery. LOL

12-02-2005, 08:00
surplus kit is a no go or more like a poncho.thanks for the ideas so far,keep them comming.

12-02-2005, 10:24
Branchwalker why is surplus kit a no go m8? You can get heavy duty 3-ply goretex jacket and trousers (brand new) for less than half the price of tackle manufacterers gear and it will do the job properly and last a hell of a lot longer.


12-02-2005, 10:43
http://www.sierratradingpost.com/ try here m8 in the hunting P&amp;P + inport £30 - £40 had suit in 5 days

12-02-2005, 11:46
I meant that Ponchos are a no go,Had enough of them as when i was in the army years ago.

12-02-2005, 12:02
I guess you've probably had enough of the DPM pattern as well, lol - I can understand you not wanting to feel back at work whilst fishing.


12-02-2005, 12:17
i have a whitewater realtree jacket which is the nuts. ive had so many so called water proof clothin which is about as water proof as a pva bag. but this white water one mint. it has a inner fleece which can be unzipped so you can use jacket in summer, and the fleece has pockets so you can just use the fleece too. lots of pockets and it is very water proof as it was only yesterday i went out for a day session and forgot my brolly. doohh so i sat out in rain all day and i stayed dry as a bone, really recommend them. not cheap tho. http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/cool.gif

12-02-2005, 14:04
I have game fishing waterproofs that am selling due to given up &amp; dont want to keep as the colour is not right.

12-02-2005, 15:25
I use shimano tribal real tree and that keeps me wrm and dry


12-02-2005, 19:23
Any thoughts on the Shimano tribal ultra light micro stash wind rain suit ok its camo but its light waterproof &amp; breathable.?

13-02-2005, 02:32
It thats the one that fits into the small bag, then they are fine as waterproofs but in winter you need other clothing to keep warm. Being windproof as well it helps to keep you warmer.

I've just bought a Igloo3 for the Winter, so the Tribal suit has gone away until the summer.

13-02-2005, 09:41
Have a look at the Thermo armour stuff, had it all winter and has been great so far. Very warm etc.

You can get them for about £89 for the Jacket and I got the beb &amp; Brace for £62 all new off ebay. The lining of the jacket un-zips so good for the summer.

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13-02-2005, 11:00
Golden,Have you any link?.

14-02-2005, 09:50
If it has to be fishing clobba then ESP or Trakker do some good winter clothing.
If it doesn't have to be carp tackle related, then I go for Crag Hoppers who do some nice dull coloured clothing, pretty much any good outdoor shop will stock there jackets, fleeces, hats etc.

14-02-2005, 11:54
i now use a sundridge sleep skin(£30 of ebay-bargin), track suit bottoms and top with army gortex trousers(£20 locally), and trakker artic sweatshirt as the jacket.

I have been out in some awful weather lately and have been warm, dry and comftorable and not broken the bank. the best bit is that i can take off layers as required and i dont feel to bulky or restricted.

14-02-2005, 13:21
Is the sleepskin stuff any good?

Was thinking of getting some but wasn't sure how much better it'd be than me bog standard thermals

14-02-2005, 13:24
yes mate it is good, i have the all in one and it is very warm yet breathable and comtorable. i wouldnt pay full price for it though, but then again im a tight [email protected]

14-02-2005, 20:31
Goretex is the only truly breathable and waterproof fabric. Ask any mountaineer or hillwalker what they wear ! If you cant afford the outdoor shop prices get army surplus but dont scrimp on the cost as you will pay more in the long run. Layer your clothing with quality thermals and fleeces underneath and you cant go wrong.

14-02-2005, 20:36
i can only say from experiance, DONT buy esp drenchwear as it does exactly wat it says on the tin (gets you drenched)i had the camo one and i must admit it was lovelly and warm and wind proof, but if it rains then prepare to get soaked thru to the skin, i was very upset with my suit when i first wore it out in rain, especially after forking out £139 for it, i felt as tho ive benn robbed as the guy in shop ensured me that they have improved the fabric to 10,000 somthing or other, it even said it on the tag 100% waterproof, and improved 10,000 something or other, to say the least i was gutted and will never buy any esp clothing EVER again, tho i will allways use the esp hooks and rig bits, PUKKA.