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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Maynard Fried-San Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Aug 2016 at 1:55am
Can't you add a facility to collect and recycle the rain, perhaps even divert it into your drinking water supply whilst on the move?
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https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2010/nov/25/outdoor-gear-bad-science-ugly

A bit old but quite funny.

Mr R, have you considered Danner for your working footwear?  I have a pair of Mountain Light IIs that are unquestionably the most comfortable footwear I own, and they're waterproof (goretex) under the leather.  The apex of function and design for hiking, in my opinion.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote devilish Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Aug 2016 at 5:01pm
+1 on the Danner's. Get them in the right size and they are as good as it gets. I almost didn't bring them with me when I moved home to the UK. That would have been up there with the most stupid decisions of my life. Served me all through last winter in all kinds of shitty weather. I got mine on deep discount when J Crew decided they couldn't keep that particular band wagon going but would happily pay full price. In fact if I ever have spare cash again I will buy the all black 'Bond' version in a heartbeat.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mr randal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Aug 2016 at 5:42pm
Thanks H & D- I've never looked at Danner, but will likely give that model a try when the rains start based on your recommendations.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Blood&Thunder Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Aug 2016 at 6:12pm
Arc'teryx makes the best shells I have ever had the privilege to wear.  If you want to go higher end but have the option of some longer models you can also check out their Veilance line.

Elka also makes a solid rain jacket and they also do some good collaborations with Norse Projects.




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote badseed Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Aug 2016 at 10:47pm
On the subject of Ventile,it is really very good.

I have a Ventile smock from west-winds and it is a daily use jacket,6 days a week while i ride from home to shop and then back again.

The smock i wear is about 7 years old and has had 2 TX-10 treatments in its life. 

I gave it a go with Otter wax once but it killed the breathability completely.

Unlike the modern fabrics it eventually "wets" out and like a canvas it becomes watertight.

Hard to explain,but it also looks pretty rad too and with time has developed as march charms as worn in jeans.

Cool story.

Not my clip but this guy agrees.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7mMYjrsqtM
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote massivebonanza Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Aug 2016 at 12:25am
Good thread Soul. Heritage workwear inspired clothing is all well and good, but it's largely fashion over function.

To each it's place, but if people had the materials and textile technology available 'then' that are available now then of course denim overalls, leather motorcycle jackets, duck or waxed canvas outwear would likely come second fiddle to more practical, purpose designed protective clothing. That's progress.

That said, I'm not a fan of goretex, certainly in boots (it will fail!). Interesting to note that Meindl for instance offer essentially the same boot both with or without - see for example the Burma and Borneo.

I've had good success with eVent, used in my Haglofs jacket among other brands and clothing. More breathable than goretex and as water repellant.

Ventile incidentally - and as far as I know with some experience - works far better double layered which prevents transference (once your 20 minutes is up!)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Denimetc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Aug 2016 at 1:07am
There is an Italian company called Ten C that is producing interesting technical stuff

http://www.ten-c.it/collection/

I saw their stuff at Denimheads Store in Prague for the first time couple of weeks ago. Fabric feels like it is something organic however it's knitted nylon-polyester that is waterproof. And the best thing is - it fades bros!

Too much Denim - too little time...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Maynard Fried-San Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Aug 2016 at 1:20am
I have the Iron Heart M65, which I believe is made with Ventile and is lined too (in sateen cotton I think). It was warm and waterproof throughout last winter (mild, admittedly) in London.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Double 0 Soul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Aug 2016 at 1:31am
I like it D-ect, certainly a lot more subtley tasteful than your average.

Gore is unbeatable for its desired purpose of wicking away moisture from exertion in the wet, fell running, climbing ect
If its worn to stand at the bus stop in the rain or walking the dog around the park its just uncomfortably clammy and pointless.

I would like to see the Ventile smock badseed?
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