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    Default fortis snugpak sj9 jackets ....

    Any user reviews please....

    Are they worth the money, and assume they are well made and warm ?
    Also what's the sizing like please ? I'm normally large / xl in jackets and hoodies...

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    Can't vouch for the specific jacket but snugpak gear is quality, well made, warm if it says it is. If you don't want to pay the fortis premium buy direct from snugpak

    Spotted them on eBay this morning for 120 plus free socks, free postage
    It aint the size of your rod, its how you dangle it in the water !

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    Quote Originally Posted by pottsville View Post
    Can't vouch for the specific jacket but snugpak gear is quality, well made, warm if it says it is. If you don't want to pay the fortis premium buy direct from snugpak

    Spotted them on eBay this morning for 120 plus free socks, free postage
    I have used snugpak ones for years and also a British army version. I have tried a Fortis ones on a few times but I don't find that they fit as well and I have heard that the sizing is inconsistent.
    The skid marks say hot, the label says not.

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    Thanks for the feedback gents, will have a look on ebay cheers ��
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    Had one for few weeks now. Not really worth the money to be honest and not a jacket I would rely on to stay warm.
    aint easy being cheesy

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    I've been using an SJ9 since their release. The quality is good and the jacket is very warm.

    The price is comparable with other products spec and quality.

    Sizing is best based on try before you buy. I use a SJ3 in small and a 9 in medium, so there is variation

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    If you want value for money for this time of year get the army softie new off ebay for 25 quid delivered and use a thin duckdown gillet underneath from one of the outdoor discount outlets. Gives a bit more flexibility having the two layers when it comes to bedtime.
    The skid marks say hot, the label says not.

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    Had the fortis snugpak SJ9 a while and found it very warm. Used it recently in Austria where it was a lot colder than here and was comfortable with just a fleece pullover underneath. I am 6' and 12 stone and have a medium.

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    I wear the pile shirt elite during the winter for work, i work outside on highways line painting and have recently ( last week) been working nights during this brutal cold weather.I wear a mark and spencer thermal top the pile shirt elite over that and a cheap hoody to protect the shirt, i have been warm and comfortable the whole time , the snugpak shirt is comfortable to wear with a big map pocket and has excellent wicking qualities, id be ****ed without mine!

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    Very warm and very well made, extremely happy with mine bully

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    Cheers for further feedback chaps appreciated...

    Already use layers approach, just heard good things about snugpak regarding it's warmth , lightness and compression capabilities...
    Good to get reviews from actual users so cheers all
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    I use a snugpak Sasquatch this time of year, very warm jacket but order a size smaller than your would normally
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    I am normally a large and I got a large - fits me just right with a hoody underneath . Very light , very warm , very easy to move about in and compresses down fairly well . I know they seem a little expensive but if it lasts I don't mind . Quality jacket in my opinion .

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    If you get one it's gotta be DPM ............Or no bankside cred whatsoever.........



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    I've got the dpm SJ9 in medium and it's the muts nuts for the money. Large was massive so glad I had the opportunity to try a few on before I bought. I'd advise anyone to do this as the sizes do vary allot. Some guys prefer a looser fit some don't. Mine is just right and all I use under is a fleece. Good luck!

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    Thanks for further reviews chaps much appreciated .....yes will deffo try before I buy based on all your advice regarding sizing thanks....
    Nearest stockist is Horsham / Crawley way from me boo lol !
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    Dont Arun Angling stock them?
    It aint the size of your rod, its how you dangle it in the water !

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    Quote Originally Posted by pottsville View Post
    Dont Arun Angling stock them?
    No mate I checked with Greg earlier in week....so will have to go for a drive ��
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    Ok, well I know tackle warehouse in Crawley had some when I was in at the weekend
    It aint the size of your rod, its how you dangle it in the water !

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    Got the Snugpak Sasquatch jacket and salopettes, so so warm, wish i'd discovered them years ago.
    I'd hit that !!!!!!

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