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    Waterproof jacket

    I'm looking at upgrading my jacket and just wondering what everyone else is using,I've currently got a military DPM milair jacket its windproof/(waterproof to an extent) but rather noisy when bush stalking,any suggestions???

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    Have a look at my review I did on a couple of Swazi jackets.

    https://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co....reviews-41810/

    For a quiet waterproof bush stalking jacket I'd recommend the Kagoule. The outer fabric is soft and quiet.

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    I love my Swazi Tahr. Its bloody bomb proof and its got the soft outer similar to the Kagoule for bush stalking. Seems to be a heap of lightly used ones popping up on trademe at the moment for great prices to. Think theres a comprehensive review on it on here somewhere.
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    +1 for the old Swazi Tahr, the other one I’d also recommend is Stoney Creek Glaisnock or Stillwater or the new Tundra

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    Always rated my Swazi tahr, besides one point.....
    It's like it's designed for a person with a tiny neck, like when you've got the hood on you can feel it pulling on year head, and when you've got a pack on with the hood on you get a sore neck every time


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    German army Flektarn Jacket is me now - breaths better than others I have

    Used my Thar Wapiti yesterday - home wet - not from rain - but sweat
    So all my flash coats/jackets now used on Quad or boat, not for bush bashing or uphill hauling

    The Flektarn jacket cost me $60 with salopette pants
    Ordered 2 more Jackets without salopettes - leave one in Quad glovebox and another on boat
    $35 each
    They roll up and easy fit in day pack - weigh 600grms

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    Where did you get flektarn jacket from @Sarvo? Cheers

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    Had one of these Flektarn jackets for years ok in showers but not something I’d rely on in the hills to stay dry

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    Always a trade off when wanting waterproof and not noisy, new camo pattern stoneycreek stowit for me.

    Good price point and does the job, get it big enough so you can layer up underneath. Lived in mine for 7 days in fiordland and recommend.
    Went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn't find any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trooper90 View Post
    Where did you get flektarn jacket from @Sarvo? Cheers
    From Military outlet in Ukraine

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    Quote Originally Posted by chainsaw View Post
    Had one of these Flektarn jackets for years ok in showers but not something I’d rely on in the hills to stay dry
    Might be getting too old (your Flektarn not you :-)
    I had another ex Military (US NATO) jacket and still have it and was 100% waterproof - but not now at 12-15 years old
    ALL the Gore-Tex fabrics start letting in water once old or become over soiled etc
    But I more talking about this 4-600$ stuff that does not breath - for me - perhaps I just a heavy vapour letter outer - but cannot see the point in spending all that dosh on a coat
    Better to go towards a rifle or optic - ALL jackets end up in the bin "oneday"
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    Quote Originally Posted by chainsaw View Post
    Had one of these Flektarn jackets for years ok in showers but not something Id rely on in the hills to stay dry
    Agreed, mine was ok but nothing great


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    I'm also happy with my German army flektarn jacket. It is made from sympatex and is softer than my NZ army jacket, so it is less noisy and rolls up smaller but is just as waterproof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarvo View Post
    German army Flektarn Jacket is me now - breaths better than others I have

    Used my Thar Wapiti yesterday - home wet - not from rain - but sweat
    So all my flash coats/jackets now used on Quad or boat, not for bush bashing or uphill hauling

    The Flektarn jacket cost me $60 with salopette pants
    Ordered 2 more Jackets without salopettes - leave one in Quad glovebox and another on boat
    $35 each
    They roll up and easy fit in day pack - weigh 600grms

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    I’d be keen on one of these for day missions if you get any more

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    i have got this jacket, a gift from someone, its military standard and its water/windproof and it is not noisy, once back home ill send a picture of it. love it.

 

 

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