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Old 17th November 2014, 09:49 AM
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Default Advice on buying a Waterproof Jacket, which one?


I need to purchase a Waterproof Jacket. Budget up to 150

Waterproof, not rain or shower proof. Light and breathable, I prefer to layer clothes underneath. Hood would be a bonus.
Shooting HFT it needs to be comfortable, not hindering the positions we sometimes find ourselves in.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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Old 17th November 2014, 09:55 AM
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Have a look at Ridgeline, they do the Roar which is superb and their new smocks are very good for crawling in mud
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Old 17th November 2014, 10:17 AM
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David, don't forget an armour-plated, padded pocket for your specs mate!

Have a look at Deerhunter - they do a range of waterproof kit. Mine has been tested in very heavy rain. Thin enough to ware over layers, with a hood and waterPROOF.
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Old 17th November 2014, 12:40 PM
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Hi viz yellow motorway jacket. On the web about 29 and only 24 from my local farmers' suppliers, no VAT.

Waterproof, warm, lined, hooded, washable. Only downside is the elasticated cuffs take a long time to dry. I wash mine about once every six weeks; the cuffs take a day and a half to dry properly.

Two side pockets, one top pocket to take a mobile phone, and a hidden pocket inside the flap but outside the zip where you can put credit cards etc. and can access it without having to open the zip and let the weather in.

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Old 17th November 2014, 04:05 PM
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Default gore tex

go to Ebay, type in RAF GORE TEX JACKETS, approx 40 brand new.
i'm not perfect, but I shoot FT, reality is this is pretty much the same thing!
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Old 17th November 2014, 04:11 PM
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My Flectarn camo goretex is pretty good, big , even on me.
Plenty of room for layers if needed, and plenty of movement.
About 30??

I'd be careful with the yellow workmans coats, having had a few over the years, they leak at the shoulders and elbows, and rain goes down the neck, even the goretex ones, of which I'm on my third, but they are better than the normal ones.
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Old 17th November 2014, 04:40 PM
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If you want something that will be properly water proof, it will need to have taped seams, and for it to be properly breathable it will need to be a rmembrane fabric like Gore-Tex or Event, rather than the coated fabrics which advertise 'breathable' but in reality will be a sweaty plastic bag. You can't get anything like this for 40 or less.
I would look at the outdoor mountain/hill-walking ranges from companies like Berghaus (they always fit UK users well) or some of the membrane hunting jackets from the likes of Harkila, though these will be expensive.
I've been wearing GoreTex jackets for decades for outdoor hillwalking and general wear, but the most breathable jacket I have is an eVent (the breathable fabric) jacket from Montane. I've shot with this wearing a heavy fleece underneath and still been comfortable.

One disadvantage with jackets like this is you don't really blend in with the cammo hordes Another thing to be aware of is many 'outdoor activity' waterproof shell jackets are shorter in length these days as they are designed to be worn with waterproof trousers, so you may want to look for a more 'high-street' user type of jacket with a bit more length, again Berghaus cater well for this sort of market.
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Old 17th November 2014, 04:49 PM
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i have a ridgeline which I use for work and I wear at the shoots never had a drop of water get through it and its very light weight
also I have a full deerhunter deertex suit which I have actually tested in the shower and 100% water proof
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Look at korum or Preston innovations it's fishing gear I've worn it for years in all kinds of weather you get bib and braces to
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Old 17th November 2014, 05:59 PM
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David my friend try Englebert Strauss it's the clothes I wear for work and doing roofing work in the uk it's really a good idea to get good clothes. I've used them for 9 years now.
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