Does the thistle have big internal pocket that goes right around the back, was looking at this last year but got my old jacket repaired, but they look good for when i replace.Thistle jacket, ignore the hat that's the Spey
No, the pockets inside don't go around the back of the jacket, can't recall the set up, I'd need to have a look when I'm home again. I mostly use my waistcoatDoes the thistle have big internal pocket that goes right around the back, was looking at this last year but got my old jacket repaired, but they look good for when i replace.
I bought a brand new vision tool from guide fly fishing this year my first day out in moderate rain it leaked like a wet tea bag so the jacket was sent back to be examined turns out it was a manufacturing defect with the stitching.I haven't tried the Vision Tool jacket - it was on my to-do list until Covid intervened - but the Vector is a first class, bullet and waterproof, budget no-frills jacket. However, if you do fancy a Tool you may need to move quickly as the wholesaler is listing it as discontinued and isn't due to receive any further stock. That's a pity as I'd been eyeing one as the replacement for my Patagonia.
At the time that my old Snowbee expired I rather fancied a Nomad, which has a wonderful specification and great reputation, but was put off by some poor customer service. You will find all three chapters of the Great Jacket Hunt recounted here:
Chapter 1- defining the specification, the easy bit
Chapter 2 - the challenges of finding the solution
Chapter 3 - how I wound up with a Patagonia SST
Serious Fishing have G3’s on clearance at the moment with 35% off. GAC have more sizes available with 25% off.
I wasn’t aware of that as I bought in store. I will be returning a size medium to GAC when the postman delivers the one I later bought from serious fishing for £50 less.The GAC ones cropped up whilst I was looking at other things, FYI its only available for back order and has been saying "Will ship in approx. 12 days" for at least the last few weeks if not longer. Been waiting on a C&F gravity bobbin kit coming in for at least a month... Started off with approx. 17 days, almost think its meant to read weeks not days...
Think I will get one of those jackets if it catches fish like thatThistle jacket, ignore the hat that's the Spey
Not a bad idea! Just had a look and Berghaus used to do a jacket which would have suited called the Mera 5 - it had a perfect pocket configuration ..but of course is now discontinued!I've gone over to good old gore Tex walking jackets Berghaus etc for under £100 lasts for years
If you check out m and m and sports pursuit they all do heavily discounted and discontinued jackets of all reputable outdoor makesNot a bad idea! Just had a look and Berghaus used to do a jacket which would have suited called the Mera 5 - it had a perfect pocket configuration ..but of course is now discontinued!
Having started this thread looking for a replacement jacket I have taken a good hard look at my Simms jackets- 1 from 1999 and one from 2004. They both look ok but I retired the 1999 one for a reason .. I just cant remember why now and it has hung unloved for a very long time. I have just washed them both in nikwax techwash and then processed with the wash in DWR. Most of the seams in the hoods on both jackets have become unstuck and the older jacket has delaminated on the hood as well.
I will wait until they are dry and then have a go with some thinned aquasure over the exposed seams and delaminated areas and then stand outside in the rain for a few hours to see if any of it works. Just wish it wasn't winter!