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    Lightweight & Durable Waterproof Jacket

    I'd really appreciate any recommendations for a lightweight but durable waterproof jacket.

    Ideally looking for under 500g, but I don't want to trade too much durability. Something waterproof and breathable.

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    I just invested in a Hunters Element Halo and work recently supplied us Stony Creek Stowits. Both are very lightweight and very similar in design.

    Have not had chance to use either yet but will today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Jack View Post
    I just invested in a Hunters Element Halo and work recently supplied us Stony Creek Stowits. Both are very lightweight and very similar in design.

    Have not had chance to use either yet but will today.
    If you get more than a couple years out of your Stowit I wll be surprised. They are light and serve a purpose but like ALL Stoney Creek stuff they fall to bits or leak after not very long!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikee View Post
    If you get more than a couple years out of your Stowit I wll be surprised. They are light and serve a purpose but like ALL Stoney Creek stuff they fall to bits or leak after not very long!!
    Have to agree. I have owned quite a bit of Stoney Creek gear over the years and most (no all) of it has required repairing at some time. Mostly stitching issues. I have a Stowit jacket that I have had for quite a few years and it is still in good nick but I only ever use it as an "just in case" type garment. Doesn't often get used.
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    I got one of these, ex British army, light and waterproof, and bombproof. The taped seams have all stayed taped, not like the modern versions floating around that seem to have their tape seals fail quite easily. It rolls up into the hood and takes up little room in the daypack. I would recommend getting the long version to have more leg coverage, I can't recommend them more highly and I bush hunt the Ruahine and Kawekas. https://www.armyandoutdoors.co.nz/co...pm-jacket-used
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    Swazi Tahr Ultralite. Waterproof , Light and keeps the wind out.
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    Wow. Thanks everyone for your input. Some great suggestions and commentary here. I really appreciate it.

    I certainly welcome more recommendations and input if anyone has them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruger7mm View Post
    Hi
    I got one of these, ex British army, light and waterproof, and bombproof. The taped seams have all stayed taped, not like the modern versions floating around that seem to have their tape seals fail quite easily. It rolls up into the hood and takes up little room in the daypack. I would recommend getting the long version to have more leg coverage, I can't recommend them more highly and I bush hunt the Ruahine and Kawekas. https://www.armyandoutdoors.co.nz/co...pm-jacket-used
    Have one also, good quality and tough as nails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan F View Post
    Swazi Tahr Ultralite. Waterproof , Light and keeps the wind out.
    How well do they breathe and would you consider it suitable for bush bashing?
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    The British army jacket is great but a bit bulky and noisy. The German army jacket folds down much smaller and is slightly less waterproof. I usually take the German army jacket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikee View Post
    If you get more than a couple years out of your Stowit I wll be surprised. They are light and serve a purpose but like ALL Stoney Creek stuff they fall to bits or leak after not very long!!
    For the price I paid for the Halo if it gives 2 years I'll be happy and financially better off than if I bought a big ticket jacket.

    The Stowits are supplied by work so no bones if it leaks I'll just ask for a new one.

    I did consider the ex army ones but didn't want a camo rain coat
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    Swazi himmmmm did they not through use under a bus?
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    Quote Originally Posted by S.E.G View Post
    How well do they breathe and would you consider it suitable for bush bashing?
    Had the Swazi Kagoule (made out of Aegis 3) used bush hunting. Great, quiet and soft outer material. But it did let some rain in after a couple of years. Sent to Swazi and they found lots of micro holes in it - from exactly that... bush hunting. The Thar Ultralite is made of Aegis 4, so similar. What I learned from this was... any jacket is going to get holes hunting tight bush, no matter how expensive. So, I've got myself a Swazi Rifleman for the tops/open hunting, light and packable, and I'm super careful about how I use it, and a Swandri for wet bush day hunting, or a fleece top when dry. So yeah, the Thar Ultralite will work, but it will most likely get holes in it like any other jacket. No matter what the cost.
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