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    I have far too much gear but I'm looking for a lightweight summer wading jacket. Any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rotenone View Post
    The older sst jacket the original style was far superior in every way to the modern patagonia fishing jackets, the salt river jacket is pretty good though, I use a patagonia but its not marketed for fishing its called the leashless and I have used it for 3 years heavily without any issues the hood and neck are great its designed for mountain climbing it does not have neoprene cuffs but they do cinch down very tight, plus patagonia have great customer service.
    The one I have is the older one dark green circa 2011 with I picked up new on eBay 2 years ago, Patagonia rio gallegos waders in my experience are a dead loss having gone through six pair in a season, patagonia may be good after care but if you buy from a tackle dealer you have to deal with them under the sale of goods act and it can be a nightmare as was my case. Ive worn goretex waders and jackets since they came out probably 30 years ago, Simms jackets in my experience once they leak usually round neck/shoulders after about 3 years in my case always leak despite repairs. Waders the same. I don't know about early Orvis waders but I think they've cracked it with the welded seams though time will tell. I have loads of patagonia stuff which I am happy with but would avoid their waders like the plague. I am a fan of vision tackle and am not surprised they are getting a good name for clothing though I have no experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loxie View Post
    I have far too much gear but I'm looking for a lightweight summer wading jacket. Any suggestions?
    Orvis sonic tailwaters jacket at 189 on offer may suit, no bellows pockets or D rings may be a drawback but their after sales/returns are second to none.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happy days View Post
    The one I have is the older one dark green circa 2011 with I picked up new on eBay 2 years ago, Patagonia rio gallegos waders in my experience are a dead loss having gone through six pair in a season, patagonia may be good after care but if you buy from a tackle dealer you have to deal with them under the sale of goods act and it can be a nightmare as was my case. Ive worn goretex waders and jackets since they came out probably 30 years ago, Simms jackets in my experience once they leak usually round neck/shoulders after about 3 years in my case always leak despite repairs. Waders the same. I don't know about early Orvis waders but I think they've cracked it with the welded seams though time will tell. I have loads of patagonia stuff which I am happy with but would avoid their waders like the plague. I am a fan of vision tackle and am not surprised they are getting a good name for clothing though I have no experience.
    ok I thought you mean the old old sst in bottle green , i have one from the early part of the last decade great jacket still very good ,the orvis waders that leaked were the sonic seams no magic bullet, but what can we expect ? we pay a fortune for a a far eastern product that is re branded with an established fishing tackle companies logo that was originally produced for pennies, most of the time we are just paying for the name these days, I think there is space in the market for a premium wader based on a bomb proof design, lightness is one thing but I would rather have something heavier and reliable, im sure it can be done with materials available now but why would any retailer want to make something that lasts ,not in their interest.
    Last edited by rotenone; 21-07-2017 at 07:36 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loxie View Post
    I have far too much gear but I'm looking for a lightweight summer wading jacket. Any suggestions?
    the patagonia one is pretty good, its really light often going cheap as people favor the sst

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    Reading the Post then come to the conclusion.

    If I'm looking for a High-End Jacket to lean towards Simms or Patagonia

    If I look for a Medium Range Jacket lean towards Vision.

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    Hi guys, a general enquiry. what is a good brand that provides good quality waterproof jackets and it is also a little bit stylish? i can only think of North face but i don't know whether or not they do the job.

    thanks.
    You can call me Mr Style

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlgrey View Post
    Hi guys, a general enquiry. what is a good brand that provides good quality waterproof jackets and it is also a little bit stylish? i can only think of North face but i don't know whether or not they do the job.

    thanks.
    I tend to stick with north face or berghaus goretex jackets for non fishing activities as you know they are decent quality and shouldnt fall to bits within 6 months.

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    I've had a Patagonia 'Deep Wading' jacket for at least 16 years and it still keeps the water out all day. It is the original bluish-grey colour; bought in a 'close out' in the US for about 40. I don't bother with a heavier jacket as I can fit really good insulated layers and a decent sweater under this jacket. Just keep it clean by washing lightly in a machine every year or two; they let in water if too dirty.

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    For non fishing waterproofs you have to ask yourself a key question. Does it really need to be 'breathable'. There is breathable and breathable anyway, right? But do you need it? Do I need it so much that I want to pay for it, I mean really PAY for it?

    If you're wearing a couple of layers underneath then moisture will wick to the inside of the coat and you'll stay dry for many hours in a non breathable jacket. Will you actually be sweating in it anyway? If your using it in cold conditions breathable isn't such a deal. If it's hot then will it be breathable enough? If it is really wet then it wont breath anyway. Just like chest waders don't breath underwater once a jacket is 'wetted', and they all do eventually, then they stop breathing.

    I've got two of the highest quality waterproofs you can buy. A GoreTex Pro Musto sailing coat - RRP 600. Its the dogs according to the bumpfh that comes with it Musto MPX Offshore Jacket - Red .

    I've also got a Fortress Air Flex. That is basically a bunch of rubber sheets welded together, cost 22. Fortress 221 Air Flex Fully Waterproof Breathable Jacket Olive/navy/black S-3xl Navy Blue XXL | eBay

    Which is best. Well, I look incredibly dry in the Musto. But, if it's really raining. Proper rain that falls and just keeps on falling all day. Then the cheap rubber job is the coat to go for. It has never leaked, not a drop. Perfectly brilliant bit of kit and when the sun comes out, it's dry in 5 mins. The Musto, well that takes a day or so to dry out once it's wet through.

    Have a look and see what people who live outside in all weather like farmers wear. They're not in hi tech top end stuff afraid of barbed wire and sheep s***. They wear tough reliable kit that really does the job. They wear clothes that stand time and can be hosed down. They have a rubber fetish.

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