Alpkit
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Deerhunter Avanti Smock

  1. #1

    Default Deerhunter Avanti Smock

    Whilst I currently own a Ridgeline Monsoon smock, it is one of the originals, so about as breathable as a crisp packet. It is however a great design, I love the style and the practicality, it’s just for any even moderate activity, the condensation build up inside is extraordinary!

    I recently stumbled upon the Deerhunter Avanti Smock online – it has the similar hunting smock style design, some promising looking pockets, a proper fixed good (rather than the detachable hood on the ridgeline which I much admit, I’m not keen on), and best of all, it promises breathability of ‘up to 10.000g/m2/24hr’.

    The optimistic part of me wants to believe that this is a typo, as 10g of moisture vapour transmission is probably less breathable than spray coating ones self with liquid rubber. I want to believe that they actually meant 10,000g/m2/24hr – which (albeit noting the ‘up to’ caveat, would be really rather good.

    There seem few real unbiased reviews of this smock online, so my question is – has anyone here got one, and if so, what are your thoughts?

    Perhaps people have experience with other Deerhunter waterproof kit, and can comment of the breathability of the ‘deertex’ membrane used?

  2. #2

    Default

    I haven't personally got experience of Deerhunter kit but there is a video by McQ Bushcraft on waterproofs on youtube that may be worth checking out. I'm sure that in the video he was using Deerhunter kit. I will try and find it and post a link.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  3. #3

    Default

    Many thanks, i'll try to track that down as well.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    SE Wales
    Posts
    6,700

    Default

    These look like good kit to me, especially as I've just found them at £90 delivered, and they seem to have good stock, too. Very tempted indeed.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Deerhunter...-/112215171674
    How do you make the Gods laugh?........................ ..Tell 'em your plans!

  5. #5

    Default

    Me too. Even better if i can make a little bit of that money back by offloading the ridgeline monsoon on ebay. If you are prepared to get one in a camo print, they are even cheaper at £72.50 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Deerhunter...8UJw-FoG_FvNjg

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Yorkshire
    Posts
    4,068

    Default

    Been using the Deerhunter Ram jacket and trousers for the last four years and can't fault them.
    Here and there.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Wiltshire
    Posts
    2,276

    Default

    Looks ok and the MVP values look good but ... I just can't see how that is advertised as a hunting/stalking jacket , it doesn't look very quiet to me ...
    Am I missing something here, or would you be russling along like a walking crisp packet in the woods ???

    Is that the trade off ? Waterproofness + breathability means you'll be noisy .

    The Barbour Durham is still my favorite waterproof , do I need to move on with the times?

    Apologies for the rookie question...

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    SE Wales
    Posts
    6,700

    Default

    The only question you'll ever need to apologise for is the one you didn't ask.......

    I wore Barbours for donky's years, and still have a drizabone on the hook by the door; nothing at all wrong with them until you try anything rash like moving

    I wouldn't countenance all that crispy stuff, but in my experience smocks like this one appears to be are cut in such a way, and the materials at such a stage of development, that the noise thing is not the issue it once was.
    I certainly wouldn't wear a smock such as this where I'd be at a base camp and around a fire, but for exploring and mooching in the woods I'm prepared to give it a go. And the big one for me is the WEIGHT....... how do you pack and carry such as a Barbour in anything you could remotely call a daypack? The world has moved on, just a tad, and although I'm a traditionilist through and through I try to also explore what's new.

    Just my tuppence worth
    How do you make the Gods laugh?........................ ..Tell 'em your plans!

  9. #9

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Leshy View Post
    Looks ok and the MVP values look good but ... I just can't see how that is advertised as a hunting/stalking jacket , it doesn't look very quiet to me ...
    Am I missing something here, or would you be russling along like a walking crisp packet in the woods ???

    Is that the trade off ? Waterproofness + breathability means you'll be noisy .

    The Barbour Durham is still my favorite waterproof , do I need to move on with the times?

    Apologies for the rookie question...
    I might be wrong here, but similar to my old Ridgeline Monsoon, i believe that this has a 'brushed tricot' face fabric - this is basically like an extremely short pile fleece/suede type effect on the outer face, which, if it is like the ridgeline, is very quiet. The downside of course is that unless you are very on top of your re-roofing, the outer face is more susceptible to 'wetting out'. This wouldn't make it leak, but would increase its weight, and decrease its breathability.

    the other option that I'm considering for a waterproof is a 'Pentagon Monsoon'. Available for about the same money, but a very different style being a little 'tacticool'. Lots of pockets though. http://www.military1st.co.uk/k07010-...dle-green.html

    To be honest, i think i'm straying towards the deerhunter - both for the styling, and the nice long length.

    Anyone have experience as to whether the sizing is roughly standard?

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Wiltshire
    Posts
    2,276

    Default

    All good points Mac.
    Thank you for clarifying that , it's apparent from Lord poncho that the short pile fleece like material is indeed the case .
    Interesting ...
    I still like the classic Durham as it's lightweight (for a Barbour) and very quiet but I'd really like to try one of these DNtex (http://www.bushcraftuk.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=147166)

    or Deertex fabrics as it looks very promising.

    Thank you all for the info
    Last edited by Leshy; 13-10-2017 at 12:09.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •