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Old 29 October 2012, 17:50   #1
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Advice on buying a decent waterproof jacket and trousers.

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I am looking at buying a jacket and trousers for ribbing. There is so much choice and huge differences in price. What ever I get will have to last a while and be good against the elements.
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I am looking at buying a jacket and trousers for ribbing. There is so much choice and huge differences in price. What ever I get will have to last a while and be good against the elements.
Try these,
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Black Shadow Dry Suit ... You know it makes sense
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I have one of these: Gill Pro Drysuit

It ain't cheap, but it's as good as you're going to get unless you want to wear a wetsuit.
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I use one of these Fisheagle floatation suits and there great keeping the heat in. and a bargain for £80
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hi,

i had several brands and bought last year the musto HPX trousers + jacket, prices are really expensive but make sure that you will see the differences ! i never had such a nice jacket, easy to move perfectly waterproof etc ...except the price this must HPX is one of the best on the market
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It'll depend where and when you plan to use the stuff?

Summer day for a bit of wind or shower protection I use a lightweight sailing jacket from Decathalon - Jacket - Clothing - Boating - On sale on Decathlon.co.uk with either shorts or a set of dry trousers from Palm. Their stuff is pretty good and seems to last ok.

In the winter I use a dry suit from Polar Bears and in between I have a set of Musto Kit bought from their outlet village for not a lot of cash- Bicester Village - Musto Clothing | Jackets - Bicester Village, London

Trago do the Fladen suits at around £100 and they are very warm with good waterproof qualities and I know people thata re quite happy with them.
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Yea but you need to buy the nappies with it and that becomes costly!!

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I use one of these Fisheagle floatation suits and there great keeping the heat in. and a bargain for £80
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Just remember to always wear the jacket floating feet first is not recomended
i have been using one piece flotation suits (marinepool) for almost 20 years dog bollocks
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Ref. the summer winter thing, I have a medium weight one that I layer up underneath for winter & park in the dry bag for the two days of summer we get up here! Even on a warm(ish) day, a simple T-shirt underneath it and the jacket removes the wind chill. I also have the "dungaree" trousers which add another layer of warmth.
Having said that, as I guess you do your Ribbing in Cornwall, that may not be such an issue!

Mine's a Gill, and has lasted remarkably well. I can only assume the current production is to the same quality.
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Just remember to always wear the jacket floating feet first is not recomended
i have been using one piece flotation suits (marinepool) for almost 20 years dog bollocks
TBH i've only ever used the jacket section, I reackon i'd cook if I used the bottom af, the jackets got more pockets than a magician.
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Fladden floatation suit for winter, Gill inshore jacket, bib & brace for summer. With lifejacket of course!
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Appreciate your location, but if you go to any of the large shopping outlets that have a Musto store you can get some heavily discounted deals. I got myself the Musto HPX trousers and jacket with a 55% discount off the Market price. We then went back a couple of months later and got a similar deal from haggling for the MPX trousers and jacket for the missus. Sure they could deliver if you know the right sizes.
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Now now billy boy. The rugby season is around the corner if I was you I'd keep a low profile ..!
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Now now billy boy. The rugby season is around the corner if I was you I'd keep a low profile ..!
Its ok we don't play international rugby we just play what is it now super 12
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Fladen one-piece here too, brilliant, toasty warm. Mostly just wear a T shirt under mine, if it's very cold (below 10 C) I'll put on a light fleece as well, but that's all.

Mine is a few years old and judging by the trip out the other night is losing its waterproofing properties but it cost me about £75 and has had loads of use, it's starting to smell like a pair of armoured trousers after the Hundred Years War so probably due for replacement anyway and doesn't owe me anything

The only thing they could improve would be to make a 3XL as the 2XL is getting a bit tight to get on
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Hi loads of advice on ribbing clothes. I like the price of the Fisheagle two piece flotation suit but I imagine it will not be that breathable due to the foam lining?
I have considered a dry suit but it is not really an all year prospect unless we keep having the same summers as the past 6 years.
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I like the price of the Fisheagle two piece flotation suit but I imagine it will not be that breathable due to the foam lining?
There ideal this time of year with the chilly Northerly's, but they can feel a bit stiff with all the lining, you'll only need a t shirt under, I rarely zip jacket all the way up allowing plenty breathability so no prob there, but I may look for something lighter for summer use.
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