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   Old Thread  #32 10 Dec 2018 at 2.55pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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What a fish mate. Awesome.

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   Old Thread  #31 10 Dec 2018 at 2.48pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I just worked it out as you posted that mate thank you. I had to join some hosting site to do it, and then use every bit of my little brain to suss it... But I did get there, eventually, it just took a while

But thank you.
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   Old Thread  #30 10 Dec 2018 at 2.44pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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was going to do it for you but managed it yourself
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   Old Thread  #29 10 Dec 2018 at 2.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Told you I'd mess it up!

Edit... Give the idiot a prize
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   Old Thread  #28 10 Dec 2018 at 2.24pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I have no clue if this will work or not, I'm not all that computer savvy really, I looked at how to post a pic, but it probably will not work knowing me

This is the last photo taken of me, with a British Army gor-tex on. It's an old photo now, within a few weeks of it being taken, I had purchased a Tennier Industries woodland. The exact same jacket I still have now. I loved this jacket in the photo, it was quality. But it was quality, for only a years hard use, no more really as it started to leak. The same as any one, of the very many I had before did. Great for a year or two, then not great. If you're into buying stuff that lasts forever, get yourself a Tennier US Woodland parka. The MK1 ECWCS. It's an incredible jacket at whatever price. Ten times the jacket I'm wearing in this photo (if it worked). I never buy anything that I'm impressed with as much as I am about one of these jackets for fishing. If they had a fishing name on, they would be £1000. They are made for the US military, you know them crazy mofos who like to have the very best of everything 'war'. Well they got it damn right with that jacket I think. There are so many copies (like the one in this photo), none are anywhere near the real ECWCS.

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   Old Thread  #27 8 Dec 2018 at 12.08pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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They come in different fits mate I'm pretty certain, mine is a standard fit, I'm a short arse. If you get a long fit, they have longer arms and body in the same size. I personally am an expert at buying things online, and finding out mine does not fit me. Then forgetting to send it back most times. I have a cupboard full of the stuff, and a drawer full of unused returns forms. Internet retailers must love people like me. Get another one from him at that sort of price, go for a long fit.

Good jackets are't they. I have tons of old photos, with a British DPM jacket on. I'm the most patriotic person, I love my country. But the US army get better quality gear in my opinion. The jacket I have now, it's as good as new. I'd have needed three Euro versions in the same time. I 'might' never need to buy another waterproof jacket for fishing again, unless I grow out of it
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   Old Thread  #26 8 Dec 2018 at 7.17am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I got my tennier ecwcs (gor-tex stamped on the seems) for £40. Issued but unused. There's a chap near me who works on one of the American bases and can get his hands on most stuff. He's got a loft full of it. My only complaint is that the sleeves are a bit short when it's worn over a softie.
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   Old Thread  #25 8 Dec 2018 at 1.54am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
What’s the sizing like with the Gen1 Tennier gear?
Ive seen a set in small and if the fit is generous, could work for me
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   Old Thread  #24 7 Dec 2018 at 11.07pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks for that Rob. I'm probably not the best at explaining myself. I know the person who bought one from the states got stung right up by the import duty he said. After having one for six years, I'd definitely pay full whack for one I think if they are still available new.

For winter carp fishing, that jacket is the mutts nuts. I never wear the trousers in reality, but purchased them second hand, in as new condition for £75 from fleabay. Probably a bit expensive second hand, but they were mint, and my exact size.

I only need a Sleeka under that jacket, in the very coldest weather.
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   Old Thread  #23 7 Dec 2018 at 7.42pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Got a virtually unused/unworn Tennier Desert pattern ECWS coat with snow skirt a couple of years ago off the Bay for @£80...Fantastic bit of kit on its own..paired with a heavy fleece jacket it really is the mutts dangly bits Incredibly warm and draught /water proof. Also have some British DPM gore trousers.Again very good.Mine have drawcord waist/velcro fly and zip up half legs.No leaking seams and they have had some serious wear,traipsing thru brambles etc when luring on the rivers etc.The Dutch gore trousers are very similar but a slightly diffrent /darker DPM pattern and they roll up into their own pocket for storage .

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   Old Thread  #22 7 Dec 2018 at 6.52pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Forces uniforms and kit .co.uk do some dpm jackets very similar to British army.

However if u read the small print they r not Gore-Tex despite the main pic showing the official vortex label.

Bit misleading if u ask me.

They r brand new and not official army stock.
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   Old Thread  #21 7 Dec 2018 at 4.00pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Ok, I see the confusion.

Your Gen 1 is still available. It is issued to non combat units. It is on the list as $302. The newer models are cheaper as they have been "de-cluttered" to suit operational requirements. You don't need pockets in combat

Over time, designs change and the latest Gen 3 is a light weight packable item, more suited to combat operation than the Gen 1 which is to "fussy".

The British Army have a Gen 1 version that actually came out recently! We do things the other way round, starting with what is required in combat, and then up design to suit more static roles

Ours have all the pockets and liners etc but is only issued for routine wear, not combat. So, drivers, guards, use around camp on the ranges etc. You will recognise it as it has a black liner.

Anyway, you have a good bit of kit and you paid a fair price. Sorry we were at cross purposes.
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   Old Thread  #20 7 Dec 2018 at 3.07pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oWmTgud0DY

I can't do links Rob. But if you watch this video, it compares a Tennier Industries Gen 1 (my exact jacket), with a Tennier Industries Gen 3, side by side. You can clearly see that the Gor-Tex is much thicker on my jacket mate. The bloke shows it. (I nearly cried when he said he paid $5). The newer versions do not have the Gor-Tex stamped sealed tapes either. And that's a Tennier Industries jacket too. The newer ones do not look as good as my older one I have to my eye. And in actual use, my one is different gravy, over many years hard use.

That's why they are sort after mate I'd say. I'll get another in an instant. If you see one of them exact jackets made by Tennier Industries for £150 brand new in this country, please tell me, I'll buy two.
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   Old Thread  #19 7 Dec 2018 at 2.35pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That's a different jacket I think Rob, made by someone else. It's not a Tennier Industries one. I paid £80 for mine. A then friend, loved mine and wanted one there and then. He went through the rigmarole of importing one, the same one I had. It cost him the price I quoted, five years ago, that's what he told me. I had an ECWCS before the jacket I had now. It was great, for two years, then leaked like a sieve. It was fake Gor-Tex. There are tonnes of fake Gor-Tex jackets about, copies of what I have.

I have no clue how much a Tennier Industries one would cost brand new now. It might be much cheaper. I doubt it, and there are very many many copies. A good second hand one will go for £100 still on ebay. I watched one a few weeks ago.

I've had the British versions, lots of them, they are gash in reality Rob, great for six months hard use, but then that's it. The Tennier Industries, real Gor-Tex jackets last a life time. Not five minutes, sorry. You're very obviously more expert than me on this issue. But with what i've used, in so many years hard fishing, nothing comes close to the jacket I have now. I've never known Tennier Industries jackets to be sold in this country in shops. If they do, it will be a mssive touch for me when I need another mate!
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   Old Thread  #18 7 Dec 2018 at 1.32pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Sorry...I have to comment on this...

The cost for the new Generation 3 ECWCS parka is $132.23 according to the NATO stock list. If you want an "outsize" version, it is $145. You say you paid £80 for a woodland version, That is the older Gen 2 and 6 years ago was being phased out so that price would have been about right. The latest version can be found in UK stores for £150 new or about £80-90 used.

I am issued the lightweight hoodless and the hooded "temperate" MVP jackets and I too can easily lay in a puddle ..and regularly do on the ranges. :( To cross a river we wear gaiters to seal off the bottom of the trousers and then wade across. Sorted.

Please do not confuse Goretex, a brand name, with MVP membranes. All British Army MVP jackets use a Gore Industries membrane, but not Goretex.

The jacket you have is for use in snow and ice. The softer outer is more resistant to snow clinging to it. The outer material for standard waterproofs is a hard shell as this is more resistant to mud and rain. The UK issue parka for arctic use is the same as the ECWCS parka, but in MTP camo. It is not marked goretex because the UK military do not allow "advertising" on its kit. The only exception is with boots. This is because current issue boots are a civilian design and therefore available in shops as a new product, not a surplus one.

Snugpak make our thermals and sleep system. No name.
Buffalo and Montane make smocks, no branding
Karrimor make out day sacks, no branding.
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