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Old 08 January 2012, 15:06   #1
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Clothing for clients

I am in the process of taking over a sea safari business and I need some advice on waterproofs for clients
Can anybody in the same business help with advice re make and model that are not too expensive as I don't want to blow the budget before the season starts
Any advice will be helpful
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Old 08 January 2012, 15:12   #2
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What season will you be operating and what area. I may be able to suggest a dealer for you if you need lightwieghts or breathables. Pm me
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Old 10 January 2012, 02:33   #3
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Key questions as before
Where are you operating?
How much use are you expecting in 12 months?
What is your projected expected lifespan of the waterproofs?

We have our own design and can organise/supply
We operate on west coast of Scotland - clothing used probably twice a day on average and last approx 4 to 5 years. They are however not at the cheap end of the market

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Old 19 January 2012, 11:14   #4
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We completed our first season last year and settled for clothing from decathlon. Fine for operating between April and Nov in the South.
Also superb backup from decathlon. Any faulty clothing, as in zips, replaced foc ASAP. Faultless.
Bought more for this coming season.
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Old 19 January 2012, 11:45   #5
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For our 'Ballistic Demo Days' we give customers either Musto breathable gear or some of the XM kit we have. The XM stuff isn't that bad, our stuff is a couple of seasons old and, bearing in mind it gets used fairly frequently, it is just starting to fall apart. Not to mention it is pretty cost effective to get at trade price. Good luck getting a decent quantity from Navimo though.
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Old 19 January 2012, 13:01   #6
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We completed our first season last year and settled for clothing from decathlon. Fine for operating between April and Nov in the South.
Also superb backup from decathlon. Any faulty clothing, as in zips, replaced foc ASAP. Faultless.
Bought more for this coming season.
Another vote for Decathlon. Good quality and good prices. If you buy in bulk, a very good discount is also offered .....

The only downside is that there stores are not everywhere, but the travel is worh it
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Another vote for Decathlon. Good quality and good prices. If you buy in bulk, a very good discount is also offered .....

The only downside is that there stores are not everywhere, but the travel is worh it
Steve, are you still using Decathlon. Now looking to renew my lightweights. Any particular model?
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Hi Ian

We still use the trousers below, but as we are known now for our yellow jackets, we no longer use the Jackets (none in yellow).
Both are hard wearing and ideal for the warmer months
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As mandatory in our hemisphere we use Regatta flotation suits, our oldest ones 4 years old now and have been very good, can be used up to 8 trips a day
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Old 05 July 2014, 03:51   #10
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If you are summer operating can you not use full body ponchos?

I carry them for spare clothing but not got a clue on coding regs - Snugpak Enhanced Patrol Poncho - Black | Outdoor Clothing at Hill and Dale Outdoors
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