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   Old Thread  #18 9 Aug 2020 at 1.48pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Great coats
Tennessee apparel Corp. labelled ones are also genuine military grade Iím sure
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   Old Thread  #17 9 Aug 2020 at 1.37pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
HI ..US Army ECWS is an awesome jacket. Tennier Industries model is the one to have if possible...but there are a few copies rattling around. British DPM is another good buy as the German Flektarn jacket. Have a look on Surplus and Outdoors website.Find them spot on for availability and pricing
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   Old Thread  #16 1 Aug 2020 at 6.10am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Even a second hand dpm surplus jacket is fine, I picked mine up for £30 from a local surplus store chucked it in the washing machine which most times fixed the waterproof-ness. If not throw it in with some nikwax tech wash to reproof it
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   Old Thread  #15 31 Jul 2020 at 10.41pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Got to agree with post below ... I buggered about with various fishing branded coats (some of you may remember my lovely blue parka) before admitting defeat and getting a new British Army goretex coat for less than 40 quid. I got an XL long (which is perfect over my XL snugpak fortis winter coat) even if I look like a toddler with his dad's coat on during the summer. Unfortunately there were no DPM available when I bought mine, so I got 'desert camo' which is beige and white, but it keeps me just as dry
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   Old Thread  #14 31 Jul 2020 at 9.00pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Iím with you the Dpm surplus is definitely the way to go, Iíve tried loads of other types and thy always disappoint. Canít go wrong with the surplus jacket, I also washed mine in Nicon wax and found that to reproduce mine well
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   Old Thread  #13 29 Jul 2020 at 5.00pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Unless you want to spend daft money just for a few extra pockets like poachers pockets and the like, a simple British Army GoreTex jacket from eBay has always been the way to go. Best tip is to buy a brand new one as anything second hand to one degree or another will have lost it's water repellent coating - which they all will do at some point along the way regardless of how expensive a jacket you buy.

As good as GoreTex is, once it looses it's repellent coating, just bin it and buy a new one. I've tried countless times to reproof them to little avail. I know there's companies out there that can sort them out, but for £50 top end or send it away for reproofing for £30? New jacket..
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   Old Thread  #12 29 Jul 2020 at 3.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
US ecwcs goretex jacket mk1 is decent if you can find a lightly used or new one.
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   Old Thread  #11 29 Jul 2020 at 3.34pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Looking for a jacket myself but can't work out what sizes are need a large so what size is that
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   Old Thread  #10 29 Jul 2020 at 10.23am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Did a bit more reading, looks like the Helikon jacket has a 10,000mm rating but other versions of the jacket are lower. 10k is plenty for most fishing situations.
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   Old Thread  #9 29 Jul 2020 at 9.06am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #8 29 Jul 2020 at 8.39am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I think the US ECWCS ones are the best HERE is a good example
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   Old Thread  #7 29 Jul 2020 at 5.56am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Not had any issues with mine...its been fine
But cheers for heads up
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   Old Thread  #6 28 Jul 2020 at 10.42pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I found that jacket was awful, leaked like a sieve from new, got another same problem.....
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   Old Thread  #5 28 Jul 2020 at 11.19am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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How waterproof have you found it? Rating doesn't seem that high (2,000mm I think) vs. a Gore-Tex type jacket
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   Old Thread  #4 27 Jul 2020 at 10.59pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I got a French military one off eBay for £50 fully waterproof and sensibly sized and shaped. for fishing. Fine for summer, needs an under layer for cold weather, but has room for a layer underneath. Goretex and good sized / shaped hood. Not everything French is bad. Their cheese and carp are pretty good too.😊.
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