Waistcoat suggestions?

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Re: Waistcoat suggestions?

Post by Wagtail » Sat May 27, 2017 4:51 pm

Snowbee do a few waistcoats, this might perhaps suit? http://www.fly-fishing-tackle.co.uk/aca ... coats.html :Hat:
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Re: Waistcoat suggestions?

Post by Michael » Sat May 27, 2017 5:28 pm

What size are you Nobby? I`ve a few JW`s laying around......
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Re: Waistcoat suggestions?

Post by Nobby » Sun May 28, 2017 7:40 am

48 inch chest, Michael...that means I usually need at least 52inches armpit to armpit and that usually means 2xl or xxl depending on the system the maker uses.


The problem with most waistcoats is that they are lined...that really isn't a waistcoat, that's a body warmer in my opinion. I'm after something to add extra storage without extra insulation in Summer.

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Re: Waistcoat suggestions?

Post by Robbi » Sun May 28, 2017 8:34 am

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Re: Waistcoat suggestions?

Post by Michael » Sun May 28, 2017 6:30 pm

Nobby wrote:
Sun May 28, 2017 7:40 am
48 inch chest, Michael...that means I usually need at least 52inches armpit to armpit and that usually means 2xl or xxl depending on the system the maker uses.


The problem with most waistcoats is that they are lined...that really isn't a waistcoat, that's a body warmer in my opinion. I'm after something to add extra storage without extra insulation in Summer.
I know what you mean Nobby, these are medium/large anyway........

Its not so much a waistcoat, but a British Army Assault Tactical Vest and brilliant for storage, I`ve one of these in the DPM pattern. It has a breathable back and removable storage pockets, so you can have as many or few pockets as you wish, its also designed to spread the weight evenly on you back & shoulders, if you should be carrying more than normal. The rear pockets are large enough to carry a water canteen...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272674864206? ... EBIDX%3AIT
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Re: Waistcoat suggestions?

Post by Wagtail » Sun May 28, 2017 8:54 pm

As my waistcoat is giving up on me, this thread got me looking around for an alternative.

I've taken a punt and just bought a 'Trespass' brand waistcoat from their outlet store on a well known auction site. Hopefully I won't be breaking forum rules by posting a link, as the waistcoats are offered new and on a buy-it-now basis http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271538207492? ... EBIDX%3AIT. It might perhaps have been the sort of thing Nobby is looking for, but unfortunately they are only available up to size L.

When it arrives I'll report back what I think of it.
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Re: Waistcoat suggestions?

Post by Hermit » Sun May 28, 2017 9:15 pm

I've been really happy with this company and the garments wear very well. I have both cotton and leather versions although I can't see the cotton models on their web site.

https://www.hidepark.co.uk/!/mens/mens- ... ing-vests/
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Re: Waistcoat suggestions?

Post by GarryProcter » Mon May 29, 2017 2:46 pm

Hermit wrote:
Sun May 28, 2017 9:15 pm
I've been really happy with this company and the garments wear very well. I have both cotton and leather versions although I can't see the cotton models on their web site.

https://www.hidepark.co.uk/!/mens/mens- ... ing-vests/
Found them - uner 'gilets' - here's the green one: https://www.hidepark.co.uk/item/mens/20 ... yle-green/ Quite tempted to get one myself!

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