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Old 05 March 2012, 02:17   #21
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Look on eBay I got a set of musto mpx for £170 as new only thing it's red so I won't be in the black shadow gang, got the gecko of the bay as well.
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Old 05 March 2012, 02:53   #22
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Nooooo just some warm clothes will be fine :P

Im not quite that keen... yet
well said!!

If a light liesure user, fairish weather user ie not out at all times and generally head when it isnt a blooming storm. A decent waterproof sailing jacket with a nice high collar and framed hood will stand you well for years. I paid £140 fir a musto cruising jacket. The full on offshore ones ate £££ and i dont think you need them unless you are sailing or out in horrible weather for hours on end regularly. Then a cheaper pair of waterproof trousers for when weather is v bad. I then got some second hand ski goggles from flea bay and shoved them in console for when you get caught out. Crew can bury their heads but skippers need to see!!
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Old 05 March 2012, 11:37   #23
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Thanks for the recommendations guys, really appreciate it

If I cant get a pair of the MPX trousers cheap what other warm waterproof trousers would you recommend?

Also the MPX Offshore jackets, how do you find the high collar? Could see that it might irritate when bouncing up and down?
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I would suggest some nice Musto jackets, along with some decent thermal stuff underneath.

If you do fancy a Dry Suit, the Crewsaver ones are fairly decent. Been one of the best buys of mine over the last few years.

I actually find Decathlon brilliant for nice warm, practical clothes at prices far better than your average boating place
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If you do fancy a Dry Suit, the Crewsaver ones are fairly decent. Been one of the best buys of mine over the last few years.
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Shadow Front Zip Drysuit

Best dry suit on the market Jas ideal for cold wet days you don't want to a fair weather ribster mate get out in all weathers
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Old 05 March 2012, 12:41   #26
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For MPX trousers try the musto outlet shops, i'm sure the trousers are about £97 and The MPX race jackets are around £130

Here's IanM's thread that explains a bit more:

http://www.rib.net/forum/f8/clothing-46431-2.html
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Not sure where the nearest outlet shop is mate? Dont suppose you have any locations do you?

Im based in Staffordshire, West Midlands!
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If you do fancy a Dry Suit, the Crewsaver ones are fairly decent. Been one of the best buys of mine over the last few years.
I agree had my crewsaver for over 3yrs and it has never let me down.

Also keep your eye out at Aldi for motorbike jacket and pants they will serve you well on a rib


ALDI - Sunday Special Buys 21st March 2010

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Always phone before you travel to check stock and sizes, they will hold what you are interested in until you get there

unit 20
Gloucester Quays Designer Outlet
St Anns Way
Gloucester
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GL1 5SF
Tel: 01452 529634
Email: gloucester@musto.com

or

Unit 78
Swindon Designer Outlet
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Tel: 01793 423023
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There may be others closer to you
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Always phone before you travel to check stock and sizes, they will hold what you are interested in until you get there

unit 20
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Yea but there all boarded up still after the Riots anyone want to be some cheap gear
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So we also went to the Musto outlet store on sunday, where things really were less than 1/2 price... the MPX gortex womens jacket and salopettes coming in at a bargain 200 squid .. down side is the Mrs now wants to come boating with me ! ;-) (I've had a slap for that !)

I've also purchased the MPX jacket and HPX salopettes so we really had a good spend up and now look like "harold and hilda"! but massivley reduced from the RRP price that was initially quoted

I've also got the Sealskinz Hat, Gloves and Socks (which I wore up Helvellyn), and all are very very good .. (and warm). My mate works in a retailers and he said they are excellent, but not very robust wrt rope burns etc ...

What do people wear on there feet ? ... wellies ?, or goretex boots or something else ?
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Just bought an MPX Jacket from the bay Seems like a nice chap, posting out tomorrow for me SD.

Hmm quite tempted by the Seal Skinz socks now.... Must resist lol
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You'll never regret your first set of seal skinz Jas ! ;-) hehehe ... they are very good!
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The socks really worth it you reckon?

Ive got a pair of Gul Wellies I use on the boat at the minute so not sure if i would reap the benefits of them? Have ordered the Gloves on Sunday though and should be here tomorrow / Wednesday
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Ive got a pair of Gul Wellies I use on the boat at the minute so not sure if i would reap the benefits of them? Have ordered the Gloves on Sunday though and should be here tomorrow / Wednesday
Wellies on a rib Jas not are you kitting the family out to
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the Sox are very very good .. I wore my fave boots up Helvelyn last year in the snow, and on the way back they go very "holey", and still finished with warm and dry feet, so well worth the expense ... !!!
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the Sox are very very good .. I wore my fave boots up Helvelyn last year in the snow, and on the way back they go very "holey", and still finished with warm and dry feet, so well worth the expense ... !!!
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up from Thirlmere .. my cousin who lives in the area since back in the day took us up there. A nice morning from the carpark .. but 18 inches of snow at teh top!, glad I took my KISU now!
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Wellies on a rib Jas not are you kitting the family out to
Well, I say Wellies.... Its a smaller pair of these: Deck Boots Full Length

What are we recommending for me feet then if these aren't Enough..... Go on spend some more of me money why dont you!
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up from Thirlmere .. my cousin who lives in the area since back in the day took us up there. A nice morning from the carpark .. but 18 inches of snow at teh top!, glad I took my KISU now!
Yes thats a nice walk up. 1st time we did it we went up striding edge in thick fog so we had to go back the week after just for the view, we have been up there many times since love the place

Helvellyn is my favourite of them all i must go back there soon
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