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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Jack View Post
    I did consider the ex army ones but didn't want a camo rain coat
    I can identify with this. I need dual use and some settings just don't permit that kind of look.

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    I've got the Hunters Element Odyssey and have been super impressed , has lasted bloody well (I do look after my shit though) and have stayed dry each and every time that I have used it. It isn't the smallest jacket out by meh
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    I might be interested if you do have one for sale or to ask you about how you found it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
    Swazi himmmmm did they not through use under a bus?
    Yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
    Swazi himmmmm did they not through use under a bus?
    Throw lol all though a bus would be just as painful
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    We all want the impossible from hunting clothing, myself included. Lightweight, waterproof and durable (plus quiet) is a tall order for any material.

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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
    I also have an ex British army goretex jacket, have it a very thorough test over the weekend and it perfromed exceptionally well.
    Very waterproof yet reasonably breathable, hardwearing material I am happy to take through rough bush.

    I recently bought a lightweight Macpac jacket, it is pretty thin and is extreme light, but I wouldn't be keen taking it through blackberry or rolling around on the ground too much.
    But as a hiking jacket that will get carried more than worn it is just what I needed.
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    HI all
    Just got another army gortex raincoat, same size except longer model. Very pleased with it and it weighs in at 693 grams on the scales. Already been in another downpour while walking the dogs and no leaks at all and toasty inside.
    Cheers Ruger7mm

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    I have a Black diamond Stormline rain jacket, 320 grams. A couple of pockets and pit zips. Simple adjustable hood. Its kept me dry the last two winters on the fence line (farm fencing, so not exactly kind to gear) I wash it when its filthy and reproof it. It seems to breath well enough too. I've got an Arc'teryx too but not for hunting. Its 7 years old, made with Gore-Tex pro and has never let me down in day after day of downpours. You'd have to take a seat when they present you with the invoice though.
    With regards to stow it jackets, mine leaked all around the shoulders and neck after just two hours in steady rain. Some Stoney creek gear hasn't been well thought out in my experience.
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    +1 for the Swazi tahr ultralite. Rate mine, good long cut very lite weight keeps wind out. Anything made of lite weight material will leak after to much scrub bashing tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruger7mm View Post
    HI all
    Just got another army gortex raincoat, same size except longer model. Very pleased with it and it weighs in at 693 grams on the scales. Already been in another downpour while walking the dogs and no leaks at all and toasty inside.
    Cheers Ruger7mm
    Which model is the longer version?

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    Hi Bomb
    When you order you can choose between 2 or 3 heights for the same chest measurement. The long is 100mm longer than the medium.
    Cheers
    Ruger7mm

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    Mint thanks,gonna take a look.

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    Just bought a Macpac Copland jacket, I think it’s a new updated version. Recently gave it a good work it on a few wet days in the whirinaki and was impressed. Kept me nice and dry and has good length so your shorts don’t get wet. Pretty good value for $279

 

 

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