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LIGHTWEIGHT WINDPROOF COTTON SMOCK/JACKET

Discussion in 'Kit Chatter' started by SCOMAN, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. SCOMAN

    SCOMAN Full Member

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    As the title really does anyone have a good recommendation for a lightweight cotton Windproof smock/jacket?
     
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    I have been looking at this recently, P.

    https://ufpro.com/uf_pro_products/jackets/95/uf_pro_m1_field_jacket/

    Probably won't go for it, but my point is there is a lot of new single layer ventile pieces out there. Mainly not cheap. Hilltrek have a few options. Double and single layer and half and half pieces like the Talorc .. which I kind of like

    Orvis stopped making their rather good field coat.

    Varusteleka do a good windproof smock/jacket - Särmä
     
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    Macaroon A bemused & bewildered

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    Bergans 'Morgedal' smock; the single best and most comfortable lightweight top I've ever owned. Had mine now for well over six years, it gets a kot of hard use and still looks not far off new.
     
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    Rohan have done a few over the years and there are always a good selection at good prices on evilbay. Very light, windproof and shower resistant. just have to weed out the (often random) colour combinations.
     
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    Is a shacket too light in material or are you looking for a half zip smock? I was looking at the teclite range by buffalo. I remember the RAF Rgt had tailored a desert shirt into a half zip with a hood sewn on to the collar. For the summer heat it actually looked smart and passable, this was before ubacs were issued.
     
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    That UFPRO one looks like the RAF cold weather flying jacket
     
  8. Billy-o

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    It does, doesn't it.

    There's a video which will give you a better look. The designer is sporting one and there is a much broader looking cove showing one off .. says its based on a US M41 jacket. There's a few military remakes knocking around now .. like the US N1 deck jacket etc.

     
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    Does anyone know if the Swedish Snow smock is windproof? I have one of them I bought for a couple of quid years ago I think.
     
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    Yep should be, that's why they're used in the Arctic etc :) as a windproof layer :)
     
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    John Fenna Lifetime Member & Maker

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    Buy some fabric and make your own to your own specs - works for me:)
     
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    If you already have it, can you not go out on a windy day and try it ?
     
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    Bizarrely especially as I live in Scotland we've hardly seen a breath of wind recently but yes of course I can. I found a died snow smock on eBay and remembered I had one from way back, just thought I'd ask the question.
     
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    Well actually John I was meaning to PM you for some advice I know you make a lot of your own kit. Do you know of any good patterns/pattern sources of a decent smock?
     
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    Hmm he looks a bit of a shady character, can he be trusted? PM on the way.
     
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    Swedish snow smock is definitely windproof,, I have gifted mine on to a friend now but it definitely served me well for a good few years
     
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    PM incoming :)
     
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    Just for anyone else looking for a nice windproof smock:

    I use a russian gorka 3 smock most of the time for camping and hunting. It was an absolute hero in some of the worst weather we got this winter. Wore it for riding my motorbike to work in the snow and some days it kept wind out that was whipping snow powder up so fast it would make your bare skin raw. Also did a brilliant job of shedding the snow so stayed dry.

    Cheap, bombproof, excellent quality, quiet, easy to maintain, light and breathable. Jacket packs up into a very small space as its completely unlined

    Looks modern, expensive and good quality, had a lot of compliments on the trousers especially (i bought full suit).

    They are popular in Russia for hikers, fishermen, hunters, etc. Originally issued in the military as a wind and water resistant over suit.

    They come with some great features. If you want to know more, google it, cos i could be here all day otherwise

    Come in multiple colour schemes.

    Picked up a full suit of jacket, trousers, hat and braces for about £70 delivered. Not bad. The hat is damn ugly though

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    Went looking for the Varusteleka Gorka but, while looking on the youtube, found this admirable endorsement of the Särmä smock.

    I might be buyin' :lol:



    Still looking for a OG SAS smock ... shame SASSkit stopped
     

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