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Dozza
30-01-2010, 13:13
What do you think of these? I need to get waterproofs for a bushcraft course and was thinking of one of these or a poncho...?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GERMAN-ARMY-FLECKTARN-GORETEX-WATERPROOF-JACKET-GR1-XL_W0QQitemZ290394763489QQcmdZ ViewItemQQptZUK_Sporting_Goods _Sports_Clothing_LE?hash=item4 39ce070e1

launditch1
30-01-2010, 13:22
Ive got one and i think its very good.Quality german made and very effective camo too.All they need is probably reproofing with nikwax wash-in gortex stuff...(cant think of its proper name!)

woof
30-01-2010, 14:35
Thats a good price, if you can get them for that. Mine was 15, and is probably grade 2, but i've not treated it, and its waterproof, plus your not that botherd at that price, when its strapped to your pack about damage.

Rob

Dozza
30-01-2010, 15:19
Thanks chaps; the indicated sleeve size may be a bit short for my (gibbon) arms but I may well get one.

I like the idea of the poncho also as a basha-ette but a sleeved jacket is probably more practical for 'doing stuff' in the rain. Maybe I should get both...?!

GoatBoy666
31-01-2010, 00:30
I have owned one for over 5 years, bought it together with overtousers for 50. Have seen it cheaper now.

Excellent bit of kit, but your right about the arm length, they are a little short.

Have reproofed mine a couple of times...Never leaked

Love flecktarn camo, love german build quality then buy it....at those prices :)

HTH goat

sandsnakes
31-01-2010, 12:34
Dozza,
I have a set and after washing and reproofing they work very well. Thing is they do need to be washed and reproofed correctly. The previous owners just tend to throw them in a tank or Daz or similar which prevents them doing what they are designed for.

So technical wash and reproofer, then tumble dry until the buttons are very hot. That should sort it. Thing is if you use any gortex variant you are going to need to do this once a year.

Sandsnakes

wattsy
31-01-2010, 19:43
woohoo just got one of these for the dizzying price of 16 can't wait to give it a whirl now :D

Dozza
31-01-2010, 20:23
Nice one; it wasn't me bidding against you! I may go for one of their Gr2 jobbies for 10.99 delivered.

Hugo
31-01-2010, 22:30
Dozza they did have more than one size I needed a long arm job.
After reading your post I looked and bid for a XL one, mine for 13.49 plus 3.50 postage. I also got one of the Swiss trapper hats in a large.
Thanks for the heads up.