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Old 04 March 2012, 11:02   #1
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April Clothing!

Hey,

As my current gear is getting a bit dated and getting a new boat etc wondered what gear people would recommend?
Picking up the new Rib at Easter and spending a week down there so have a feeling it will be a tad chilly and may be a bit wet (hope not)!

Recommendations lads!

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I've been using XM Offshore (T 5000 material) jacket and trousers (with braces) for the last 4 years. Can't fault it, and has kept me dry is some poor conditions.
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Hey,

As my current gear is getting a bit dated and getting a new boat etc wondered what gear people would recommend?
Picking up the new Rib at Easter and spending a week down there so have a feeling it will be a tad chilly and may be a bit wet (hope not)!

Recommendations lads!

Cheers
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Dont fook about Jas just go and get a Black Shadow and join the A team
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Best dry suit on the market if you intend to use your rib all year round .. Just be prepared to have the piss taken out of you by Kerny and jambo
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Nooooo just some warm clothes will be fine :P

Im not quite that keen... yet
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Nooooo just some warm clothes will be fine :P

Im not quite that keen... yet
Why not!! one of these will defo guarantee you a place within tony t's ring... of friends



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Why not!! one of these will defo guarantee you a place within tony t's ring... of friends



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God didn't know he was moonlighting now as a hard core model
Just thought he was doing his Gary Glitter tribute band.........with his signature tune, 'Want to be in my gang my gang'!!
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And to think I started this thread with a serious intent!

You come from the Midlands and everything all goes to pot!
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Just thought he was doing his Gary Glitter tribute band.........with his signature tune, 'Want to be in my gang my gang'!!
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Sorry to be boring but... If you want a set of 'sailing' water proofs then Henri Lloyd's products have been recommended on here before. You will probably be a few hundred quid for a decent outfit. If, however, you wanted to spend considerably less money then have a look at floatation suits commonly used by sea anglers. If you do go for a floatation suit I would recommend that you get a breathable one. either way, you are best to find a shop and go try them on before you buy. Some of the floatation suits can be a bit bulkier than your normal stuff.

Sadly I can't think of any make of sailing waterproofs or floatation suits that will allow you to look all black and slinky...
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if you want clothing in black - Baltic do a ice range of flotation suits and jackets.

http://www.baltic.se/wp-content/uplo...85-313x350.jpg

is just one of them , I supplied a mate a set 4 years ago forays he still using them, despite being used every day in summer season as he was a driver for rib operator!

just to keep thread in track - do you think the bikini babe comes with the lifejacket!

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I dont mind spending the money on the Henri Lloyd gear but not sure which one to go for as there are quite a few on there site!
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Anyone tried Seal Skinz? Looking at getting some good Water Proof gloves from there, wondered if anyone had any opinions?
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Hi, if it helps I use the following:

Musto MPX jacket and trousers
Musto Goretex boots
Musto Socks
Seal Skinz gloves
HH base layer

All the above are great and as I live near an outlet village here in swindon I got most of the above for half price or less

To protect my head/face and to keep warm I sometimes use a Gecko helmet that came from ebay about half price too.

If you are going to own a rib I think you need to use it all year round as some of the best ribbing to be had is in the winter
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they are very good - look at GO outdoors good prices there...
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they are very good - look at GO outdoors good prices there...
Yep thats where I bought mine and they are great, my fingers used to go numb but not anymore
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Sorry I forgot to mention that I also use a Quechua fleece as they really are awesome for the money! I know they are cheap but they are great

Fleece Men's Forclaz 50 fleece
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Old 04 March 2012, 20:25   #20
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Well, ive ordered the gloves!

Thanks for the break down Whisper, much appreciated!
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