WARM ladies jackets?

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Re: WARM ladies jackets?

Post by Springfield Pointers » Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:50 pm

pontbeck wrote:Sorry no, not available down the Big Market ,doon the toon ( Newcastle )
Buy one online: http://www.theaussieshop.co.uk/

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Re: WARM ladies jackets?

Post by druimmuir » Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:52 pm

My ridgeline smock is warm and has yet to leak and has been in some very very wet days, its not very breathable so get bit sticky inside but it keeps u dry, alternatively other 100% waterproof jackets are the harkila paclites (Sarek, laponia, cougar etc) but not cheap :roll:

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Re: WARM ladies jackets?

Post by Naj » Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:53 pm

:lol:

There are plenty of good, reasonably priced waterproof jackets if you look at specialist hill walking gear. Rather than buying a 'warm' coat, you would be better getting a breathable waterproof jacket & then adjusting the warmth factor by layering fleeces underneath. :think:

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Re: WARM ladies jackets?

Post by romanriver » Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:11 pm

Ridgeline are superb and very reasonable, Nomad is excellent but costs a lot more.

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Re: WARM ladies jackets?

Post by David » Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:21 pm

Shammy, look at what all the upland keepers are buying and go with that 'Paramo' for warmth go for layers. Nothing worse than getting warm and not being able to remove something.

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Re: WARM ladies jackets?

Post by Judy » Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:24 pm

Ok I stand on top of the downs in the beautiful South rather than on a moor but my 8 year old Highland coat is still warm and waterproof, as with all breathable waterproofs they need washing regularly otherwise they leak like sieves. Soon as you get dirt in the pores of the membrane water comes through. I have just indulged myself and bought a Musto Whisper ladies coat, only because it was cheap on ebay mind! The only reason for buying a second coat is so's I can occasionally wash the blood, Cocker mud etc off the old one. Plus being a Ladies coat I might look slightly smarter in it, until the dratted dogs climb all over it.

Don't forget though if you buy breathable you also need breathable clothes under it otherwise you defeat the object, you'll get damp and cold underneath the coat.
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Re: WARM ladies jackets?

Post by WGD » Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:27 pm

Harkila Pro Hunter ladies. My original pro hunter is yet to let me down in the very worst of Scottish weather... lying in a puddle under the pickup trying to release the spare wheel!
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Re: WARM ladies jackets?

Post by WGD » Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:29 pm

Breathable garments also need washed with appropriate detergent and then proofed (Nikwax TX etc) otherwise the fat in the sweat that is escaping blocks the pores and moisture doesn't get out, but it does get in!
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Re: WARM ladies jackets?

Post by Sgurr » Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:08 pm

You really need to do the 'tech' layers as so much of the wet is from your own sweat (sorry, ladies perspire). Paramo do reversible layers so you get for warmth and for cooling in one garment. Not fashionable but extremely good once you have the hang of the system. Don't mix Paramo with Rohan, just does not work. Paramo outers are so comfortable (yes, need careful washing an reproofing) and warm and weatherproof. Second choice for me is Rohan, again do Rohan and don't mix with others but lots of technical fleece and trouser options. Berghaus with a good inner (zipped in wind proof jacket) is versatile - have not tried with a technical fleece though.
We get a lot of weather on Skye, and I'm out in a lot of it so what I have mentioned works for me but won't cut you any fashion points on a shoot.

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Re: WARM ladies jackets?

Post by Tungulria » Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:54 am

Runnarkop! Don't know which coat it is but it is a ladies and nicely fitted / windproof.
I've done the chalk downs of Salisbury Plain, the exposed hillocks of Glastonbury Tor, the woodlands where no matter where you stand you get drips down your neck and the changeable scottish moorlands on the Grouse and never once get wet and my coat is now 7 years old and never once yet been washed or reproofed. Very smart. Very warm. and waterproof.

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