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Old 15 June 2007, 18:51   #1
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Bargain Clothing

Okay, I know this stuff ain't fashionably branded like wot the Cloth Engine Brigade would wear............but after seeing it modelled by "The Grocer" the other day and seeing the quality & inbuild floatation tracked down brand new Fladen immersion suit from UK Fishing Bits on eBay 47 posted to my door....check eBay for different sizes from vendor.....1st class for ribbing
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Old 16 June 2007, 06:14   #2
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Just what we all need for this wonderful June weather!
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Old 16 June 2007, 06:22   #3
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Seconded...

...good kit, cosy warm; but not breathable fabric, so a bit damp on a warm day

Mrs. Grocer likes hers too

Oh, mine was a size large - as I'm a bit more VC* than you, Mr. Tornado, you'll probably need a larger size






*Vertically challenged, some would say; I think vertically correct is better
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Old 16 June 2007, 13:26   #4
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we have a rack of floatation suits of various makes and sizes for clients - great in winter , wouldnt want to be in one for long at this time of year though. Not convinced any of them are breathable even when they claim they are as the foam lining soon puts paid to that. We get ours from Gerry's of morecambe, nice guy good service and occasionally has those too good to miss offers http://www.gerrysfishing.com/
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Most of you guys wont be familiar with the Cornish/Devon institution that is Trago Mills. They sell these Fladen suits in their new 'Marine' depts along with other topline brands such as Lazilas. Sikaflex is only a fiver a tube though.
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We are warm, dry and CHEAP
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We are warm, dry and CHEAP
You forgot to mention LOUD!!!
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These are what my kids and missus wears on board, they love them, and the fact that even in summer most females have lizards blood, they find them nice n warm!
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er....Sizes

"Oh, mine was a size large - as I'm a bit more VC* than you, Mr. Tornado, you'll probably need a larger size - The Grocer"

MR Grocer...I CAN confirm that XXL was the order of choice and at no extra cost!!

Something I would mention also is that for the taller wearer, especially if your height is in the length of your back as opposed to your legs, if you know what I mean, consider a 2 piece suit as opposed to all in one, there appears to be a generic design in the length from tthe gusset to the shoulders and have found this with other makes, don't want to be singing soprano after bending down to pick something off the deck!! (Unless you're the next Aled Jones of course . )

Re the breathable/non-breathable debate....... I concur that lots of products advertised as "breathable" are ultimately not as imagined.

Everyday at work I have to wear workwear that is cumbersome, awkward and certainly not breathable, but generally any undergarment with good "wicking" based material will keep body dry and at constant temp. Probably find cotton long sleeved shirt and cotton trousers underneath the immersion suit will do the job admirably and you'll be dressed to dine once you remove the suit on land!!

PS: Cornish chaps.....post a link for these Trago Mills garment suppliers so we hardy chaps in't North can see how cheap we can get them

PPS: Just googled Trago Mills and found out its a shopping centre, no right thinking man goes near them, your womenfolk must be good at picking up boaty bargains!! Only kiddin!!
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