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Who's got that perfect Jacket?

Discussion in 'EDC Clothing' started by ItJustDiz, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. PreparedCitizen

    PreparedCitizen Loaded Pockets

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    Is waxed cotton supposed to feel wet or oily? I bought a Triple Aught Design Talisman jacket but ended up returning it because it felt strange to the touch. It also came with a warning that the oils could rub off onto other items!
     
  2. PreparedCitizen

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    I have a few jackets...

    For 80 degrees and up wet

    Uniqlo Blocktech Parka (in black and navy blue)

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    For 65 degrees to 80 degrees wet:

    T.A.D. Stealth Hoodie Lt (in UE Gray, Chimera, and Deception / no patches)
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    For 50 to 65 degrees dry:

    T.A.D. Rogue (in Chimera and Deception / no patches)
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    For 50 to 65 wet:

    T.A.D. Sentinel (in black)
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    T.A.D. Stealth Hoodie (in ME Green/no patches)
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    For 50 to 60 degrees packable:

    T.AD. Equilibrium (in Deception)

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    For 20 to 50 degrees dry:

    T.A.D. Ranger Jacket (in Phantom / no patches)

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    For 20 to 50 degrees dry or wet:

    Tommy Hilfiger Performance Bomber Jacket (In brown/green and black)
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    For 20 Degrees or below and playing in the snow:

    North Face Apex Elevation Jacket (as depicted)

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  3. malraux72

    malraux72 Loaded Pockets

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    There is a number of wax finishes. But as wax it is a bit sticky when new. Then it settles and it is fine. Never had a wet finish though.
     
  4. ToxicToast

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    I don't know if it's perfect, but I just got a Ferrosi Hoody. It's awesome for layering and so far appears to be good in brief periods of rain. Light weight, stretches, very comfortable.


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  5. intocoman

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    Read a lot of good reviews on the Ferrosi. Felt to light for what I was looking for. How warm is it?

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  6. ToxicToast

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    The other day it was in the mid 40s here in NY and rainy...the Ferrosi was comfortable with a t shirt underneath..a long sleeve would have been better. I love it, it is super comfortable, and fits over or under other jackets.. it is not insulated, so if that is what you are looking for, go elsewhere. I wanted something I could use year round as a primary or extra layer (summer to fall/winter) and I think this fits the bill.


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  7. ToxicToast

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    It repelled the heavy rain well for the time I was in the down pour (about 5 min)....can't say how it would fare in prolonged exposure.


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  8. echo63

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    Its not perfect, but i love my Drizabone riding coat.

    Good points.

    waterproof.
    windproof
    comfortable
    not too warm, unless you button in the wool liner.
    very hard wearing (mine is 10 yrs old, i recently rewaxed it, and it should be good for a long time yet)

    Bad points

    Heavy
    when freshly rewaxed it can be a bit greasy, and the wax can rub off (only an issue every few years)
    only available in brown.
    The sight of a 6'6" bloke with a beard and short hair wearing a calf length jacket can be a bit unsettling for some people.
     
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  9. Sheepdog149

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    I really love my Simmons Bilt Road Scholar (horsehide)...I borrowed these pics from the seller:[​IMG][​IMG]

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  10. dml24

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    I don't want to be a spoiler, but IMHO there is no single all around jacket. The rain jacket I use during these hot summer months is all I need now. Come November, December and beyond the winter cold and snow require very different jacket. I have several favorite's and the seasons dictate what jacket is my favorite.