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Longer technical waterproof - walking / day to day

Discussion in 'Clothing & Footwear' started by Paul_B, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Paul_B

    Paul_B Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Perhaps I need two coats, dog walker shooters long coat (one for £30 I've seen on a website link provided) and a paramo alta 3 or similar.
     
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    I've been trying to find one for my Steam Punk character but they're all too 'modern' looking with zips and studs instead of just buttons and belts - I'll keep searching :)
     
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    Paul_B Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    I did once see one in Lakeland leather in Kendal I think. No zips I think. Probably isn't sold anymore as not fashionable leather look.
     
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    Love mine, simple but effective and it's not let me down. It was always on the wish list but the price was the issue, luckily I found an RM branded one at a car boot sale, not silly cheap but still a bargain. Ideally its one size too big but i found it allows me to use over a down jacket in the winter and probably cooler than a more snug fit when it's warmer.
    Luckily I don't give a monkeys what I look like :)
    Would I buy another, if I had the funds, yes.
     
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    Aye I bought the Swazi Kagoule only worn it during a Woodlore Campcraft course but love it.
     
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    Not sure if it would be long enough but the craghoppers Kiwi long jacket is pretty good. Not super long but below "junk" level. Good waterproofing and reasonable breathability for a gentle wander and can be had for £50 if you hunt around. It's the only synthetic jacket that I have as I usually use ventile or waxed cotton for my outdoorsy stuff. It mostly gets used for popping to the shops in wet weather.
     
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    I have the old style Ridgeline Grizzly. It is warm so not suitable for real summer weather but excellent for 3 seasons (autumn/winter/spring) use. Officially it's not waterproof but I wore it in a head on blizzard in the Cairngorms and only got wet where there was a gap under my chin because I hadn't zipped it up properly.
    It's not to everyone's style - SWMBO calls it a duffel coat - but I have two now, an older one for faffing about shooting/Scouts/outdoors and another for "looking presentable" at other times.
    I don't know if they are still available, but they are worth getting IMHO.
     
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