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    Jacket advice wanted

    So i put my main jacket through the wash and it got fucked, got soaking wet yesterday

    What would you guys recommend? i want something decent.

    Swazi tahr anorak XP? Swazi Wapiti?

    Stoney creek tarn 3/glaisnock/stillwater?

    Or step down to ridgeline monsoon 2 jacket

    Any other suggestions?

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    I can't remember what my stoney creek one is but is pretty good. Was out last week in pissing down rain and only got wet on my wrist. Think it may be because I dont do up the strap very tight.

    Can throw up a pic if you want

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    Hunters Element XTR Extream hunter,light and quiet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neckshot View Post
    Hunters Element XTR Extream hunter,light and quiet.
    Yip that one is in the running also, looks good. Havent had much to do with hunters element gear but always been a bit worried about how tough they are?

    How is yours wearing neckshot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PerazziSC3 View Post
    Yip that one is in the running also, looks good. Havent had much to do with hunters element gear but always been a bit worried about how tough they are?

    How is yours wearing neckshot?
    Just bought it and its not out of the packet lol.A mate has had one for 3 months and hes happy as larry with it.stays light in the wet which is what he was after which is why I bought one.

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    My S/C Shooters jacket got replaced earlier this year. It's still a good jacket but technology has moved on and there are lighter, smaller available.

    I looked at the Glasinock, and yes it is very small and very lightweight but to get there the material looked very thin. As I spend a lot of time pushing through bush and matagouri I went for the S/C Tahr jacket. It's a (slightly) heavier jacket and packs down (slightly) bigger than the Glaisnock but I think I'll get more life out of it. It's not the soft camo material but I found that held water and made the jacket weigh more anyway and took longer to dry out. I also like the taped seams.

    Hope that helps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stu#71 View Post
    My S/C Shooters jacket got replaced earlier this year. It's still a good jacket but technology has moved on and there are lighter, smaller available.

    I looked at the Glasinock, and yes it is very small and very lightweight but to get there the material looked very thin. As I spend a lot of time pushing through bush and matagouri I went for the S/C Tahr jacket. It's a (slightly) heavier jacket and packs down (slightly) bigger than the Glaisnock but I think I'll get more life out of it. It's not the soft camo material but I found that held water and made the jacket weigh more anyway and took longer to dry out. I also like the taped seams.

    Hope that helps...
    Hey mate cheers, trying to find details of the SC Tahr jacket. have you got a link?

    Cheers

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    Sorry meant "Tarn" not Tahr. Got mixed up with waiting for Davey Hughes to come on TV soon

    Tarn Alpine III Jacket

    It was $295 on special at a show I was at

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    yeah mate, that is the one im looking at closely.

    I think its a toss up between stoney creek tarn and hunters element XTR extreme hunter at the moment.

    Cheers

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    The Stillwater Jacket

    Pretty sure this is the one I have. Dry's out pretty fast especially with a little wind the water comes off real quick, doesn't get that heavy either but also doesn't make loud noise when it hits bush and stuff while stalking.

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    Ive tried pretty much all of the above and you can't go wrong. Its just down to what you want to use them for. Stoney creek tarn is a great jacket and is good in both bush and up top. I have a Hunters element xtr pacstealth for my water fowling and is a great light weight jacket that has never let me down. Im currently using the Swazi tahr xp and love it. Im mainly using this because of the size of the shoulders.
    Im thinking of selling my Hunters element jacket 4x if you are keen

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    I bought this and love it, only overheated in it so far, never cold!

    Long Bush Coat

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    Yea seen them im trying to go for something a bit More compact.

    Is it real heavy when wet? Eg water doesnt bead and shake off that well?

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    got a long bush coat, its good, but wrists get wet and then really cold. after a day in the rain water eventually leaks through the zip at the bottom , has to be a lot of water though.

    If you don't bush bash much, then I would buy something like this :

    Hollyford Jacket eVent Men's | Jackets | Mens | Macpac

    I would never rely on any hunting brand jacket to keep me dry on a long trip

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    I didn't think it was too bad, I wear hunting gloves though when its cold so I haven't had that experience but believe it can happen. Doesn't get too heavyI don't think, haven't had it in torrential rain though yet

 

 

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