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   Old Thread  #22 18 Mar 2022 at 3.51pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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"DPM ,drawstring waterproof trousers"

That sound like the original PU backed nylon ones predating the issue of Gortex. I still have mine that I was issued with in 1982 but never wear them as they can get too hot and sweaty as they do not breath.

But, what I do myself with such type material is soak them in fabsil Gold and hang to dry, just enough in a washing up basin and give them a good kneading in the liquid till they are soaked inside and out. But, wear some latex gloves as you end up with waterproof hands as well as a waterproof basin. Nothing penetrates them then. I do all my jackets that way and I can wear them for days in the rain, and water just beads off.

The trouble is though with kneeling on wet surfaces, the water is "forced" through the material. Usually if I have a lot of kneeling to do when fishing, I wear a pair of knee pads and it makes a massive difference as well as keeping your knees warm in Winter.

The knee pads that I wear are ones that SWAT teams or paintballers use so they are of a hard plastic which stops stones and any lost or discarded hooks etc sticking into your knee as opposed to the foam type.
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   Old Thread  #21 18 Mar 2022 at 1.44pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I have and still use DPM ,drawstring waterproof trousers ,I have had em for it seems for ever,they still 90% waterproof ,if you kneel down on the floor for example they leave a wet patch on my knees now..tried doing the in wash proofers and fabric rejuvenation thing, didn't make a bit of difference

So I just use Regatta pak away ,walking trousers instead they cheap ,act as a windbreak used with your layers..they not bramble resistant at all though ..

Or some ESP salopettes I really like them...
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   Old Thread  #20 18 Mar 2022 at 6.57am  1Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Knew OG would come to the rescue.
Thanks mate a very interesting read.
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   Old Thread  #19 17 Mar 2022 at 11.26pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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worth a look alinky poo
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   Old Thread  #18 17 Mar 2022 at 8.48pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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rather than start another thread...

I have the MTP Goretex and they are nigh on 10 years old now.
Was out yesterday and after packing in that steady rain found out they ain't really waterproof any more.

Does anyone have any tips or hints to re proof them?

thanks in advance for any replies.
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   Old Thread  #17 16 Mar 2022 at 10.15pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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There are things that I have never worn before but want to buy. For example, recently, I wanted to buy a beige hoodie like the one on https://www.grailify.com/en/the-10-best-hoodies/; I thought it would fit because it is versatile. When I tried on two different models, I did not like them. The style of one let me down; the hoodie looked weird on me. The second thing was not beige but yellowish and in a shade that made me look pale.
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   Old Thread  #16 3 Dec 2021 at 7.32pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
thanks for this thread .... I been looking for jacket and trousers that are proper waterproof and have bought multiple brands in the past without success .... Including Army MTP Goretex and none have been waterproof .... The reviews on this Fortess stuff looks very promising so just ordered the jacket (breathable version)
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   Old Thread  #15 2 Dec 2021 at 12.20pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Cheers everyone.

Iv ordered a pair of fortex off amazon for 11.95👍🏼

Fortress 920/GN-L Large Flex Waterproof Trouser https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00NC4EN5E/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_Q13DT9GKC06T9E8MG286
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   Old Thread  #14 2 Dec 2021 at 8.58am  1Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The ESP Super Grade ones are very good but doesn't look like they do them anymore
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   Old Thread  #13 2 Dec 2021 at 8.37am  1Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Army Goretex waterproof trousers, also available in a jacket form

link here
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   Old Thread  #12 1 Dec 2021 at 10.42pm  1Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The waist is very elasticated on them If you are around a 34" waist i would go for the large i have a skinny waist of 30" and the medium fit me very well over my jeans
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   Old Thread  #11 1 Dec 2021 at 4.43pm  1Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Korda Drykore are actually rather good IMO. . .v light / stretchy / comfy . . . . no pockets but have access zips to allow you to access your inner garment pockets / scratch your nuts at leisure
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   Old Thread  #10 1 Dec 2021 at 12.51pm  1Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Im 5ft 11 15 stone 36 inch waist 32 inch leg and have the trousers in size large and their perfect fit they also do a jacket in the same range with is model number 221
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   Old Thread  #9 1 Dec 2021 at 12.50pm  1Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks Dave, good to know.
Just didn't make any sense to me.

So you think the medium would be the one for me as I am usually around those sizes waist wise. (pre xmas anyway )
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   Old Thread  #8 1 Dec 2021 at 11.30am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I have a pair of the airflex version in medium which do measure 30" inside leg but because they are over trousers they done fit the same as jeans etc.

Im tall and slim and usually buy jeans with inside leg of 33-34" inside leg and the above over trousers fit me
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