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    After Swazi tahr ultralite jacket info or jacket suggestions

    Just after review from anyone who's actually used the new tahr ultralite?? Looking for something with long tail to sit on. Most recent jacket was a huntech anorak but started coming apart after 5 days of use...open to any other suggestions as well, have looked at macpac, stoney creek, kuiu, firstlite but all seem too short...have a long torso as well. Have a outdoor research helium that take in pack when don't think it will rain but rips if you look at it wrong.
    Mainly for tops hunting. Cheers

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    Macpac Resolution (and I think Copland too) is a nice long cut, mid-thigh or so. Not exactly lightweight though. Decently priced when they pop up on clearance.

    Cactus have a new longer jacket too, not cheap or light though. Definitely tough!

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    buy off someone that didnt shit on us

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob.chch View Post
    Just after review from anyone who's actually used the new tahr ultralite?? Looking for something with long tail to sit on. Most recent jacket was a huntech anorak but started coming apart after 5 days of use...open to any other suggestions as well, have looked at macpac, stoney creek, kuiu, firstlite but all seem too short...have a long torso as well. Have a outdoor research helium that take in pack when don't think it will rain but rips if you look at it wrong.
    Mainly for tops hunting. Cheers
    Had a play with the thar ultralight in hamils the other day. Its pretty thin. Thicker than somthing like the helium but not by much

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    With hood down it falls back on my shoulders forcing you to keep it zipped up pretty high which isnít great for when you want to let heat out. Feels far too loose in the chest which I think allows it to slip back. Other than that pretty good as a shell. The length is the best attribute

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    I've been through a couple of different jackets over the years and the best one I've found was an Ex Army jacket!

    http://https://www.armyandoutdoors.c...ant=4506175235

    It's lightweight, folds up to nothing so I'm more inclined to take it regardless of whether it's going to rain or not, it has a good tail to sit on. It's waterproof as I've had it out in some serious rain, windproof and breathable.

    The only down side is it doesn't have a waist draw string but it does have a draw cord at the bottom, there is no pockets but I guess this is something I could get sewn in through Twin Needle.

    Great jacket. I've heard great things about the German Flecktarn jacket aswell.

    Flip a coin and buy one as their only around $100 so you won't cry if you rip it, loose it or it doesn't turn out to be what you want.

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    As above I’d buy from another retailer that did not ditch us in the great gun grab!!
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    Thanks guys might go check out macpac again and the ex army ones!
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    ive got the german flecktarn with removable liner its a good jacket warm as to

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    Earth sea sky make great raincoats, worth a look. They also sell direct from there factory. Personally I prefer a full length zip and a jacket that goes lower than your shorts.
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    Rob I have a Macpac Jacket that is basically new if you are interested I think it is a resolution. I live in CHCH if you wanted to have a look.

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    When mountain design was in Nz I got one of their longer storm coats. Comes down almost to knees. Had it about 5 years and been out in some heavy rain and shit. Rolls up into hood, so pretty compact for a big rain and wind proof coat. Weighs 750 grams made from something like gortex. Heading over to Au soon so will get another if I can.
    Fabric looks / feels similar to macpac.

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    johnd, while over there check out Mountain Design Travellite 330 sleeping bags!

    When they were in NZ I bought a Travellite 320 which has the same specs as the 330

    The bag is super warm & packs down to nothing so it comes on all trips. Iíve never been cold in it!

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    Buy one , Ive got one its grouse. I also have a macpac resolution raincoat which ive taken hunting twice and that was a Waste of money.
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    does yours slide down your back with the hood down Nathan?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan F View Post
    Buy one , Ive got one its grouse. I also have a macpac resolution raincoat which ive taken hunting twice and that was a Waste of money.

 

 

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