Proper wet gear

At the suggestion of various members and given the magazines will run a mile from criticising a piece of kit, here is your chance to tell us what you really think about a rod, reel, line, lure... keep it legal please!

Moderators: Seaniebo, corbyeire

Proper wet gear

Postby beachbuddy » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:18 pm

Hi all,
just thought id give people a heads up on some real good wet weather gear.Recently decided after my latest "waterproof" smock leaked that id buy something from the sailing world to protect me from the elements.Saying it for years but outlandish prices always frightened me.
Well found a dealer in the uk called "sailing and clothing store.co.uk",who had and still have some really good discounts on its sailing gear.Yes things still a bit pricey on the initial outlay but should give years of use.To give you an example i bought a Gill kb racer smock rrp £220 sale £99 and £12 postage with the last of my xmas pressie funds :cry: .Pure quality and get this i priced the same smock in a shop near me and it was over 400 euro [rip off].
Well worth checking out if in the market for good value "proper" wet gear.If i get half the years from this smock as a friend of mine that has had a gill jacket nearly since the day he started fishing 10 years ago,i'll be made up 8)

For this message the author beachbuddy has received thanks: 4
Bassy Tom (Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:16 pm), kstaff (Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:34 am), nicefish (Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:54 pm), roryodonnell (Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:51 pm)
beachbuddy
SAI Megalodon!
 
Posts: 1295
Joined: Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:59 pm
Location: EAST CORK
Has thanked: 254 times
Have thanks: 264 times

Advertisement

Re: Proper wet gear

Postby kstaff » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:38 am

Blue n White is the new Black!!!
User avatar
kstaff
SAI Megalodon!
 
Posts: 2748
Joined: Tue Jun 14, 2005 8:43 pm
Location: Not on the beach.
Has thanked: 193 times
Have thanks: 284 times

Re: Proper wet gear

Postby beachbuddy » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:13 pm

Thats the one very posh is'nt it :lol: Seriously if anyone thinking of getting similar be sure to check the size chart.Personally i rekon the xxl is v similar to other brand xl sizes.Now im off for tea and scones :lol:
beachbuddy
SAI Megalodon!
 
Posts: 1295
Joined: Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:59 pm
Location: EAST CORK
Has thanked: 254 times
Have thanks: 264 times

Re: Proper wet gear

Postby kstaff » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:21 pm

What colour hood on it? :D
Blue n White is the new Black!!!
User avatar
kstaff
SAI Megalodon!
 
Posts: 2748
Joined: Tue Jun 14, 2005 8:43 pm
Location: Not on the beach.
Has thanked: 193 times
Have thanks: 284 times

Re: Proper wet gear

Postby beachbuddy » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:23 pm

Its BRIGHT yellow and is very in this season,in fact its the new black :P
beachbuddy
SAI Megalodon!
 
Posts: 1295
Joined: Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:59 pm
Location: EAST CORK
Has thanked: 254 times
Have thanks: 264 times

Re: Proper wet gear

Postby kstaff » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:30 pm

Pure stealth so! :D
Blue n White is the new Black!!!
User avatar
kstaff
SAI Megalodon!
 
Posts: 2748
Joined: Tue Jun 14, 2005 8:43 pm
Location: Not on the beach.
Has thanked: 193 times
Have thanks: 284 times

Re: Proper wet gear

Postby beachbuddy » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:39 pm

Desert storm issue 2013 :lol:
beachbuddy
SAI Megalodon!
 
Posts: 1295
Joined: Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:59 pm
Location: EAST CORK
Has thanked: 254 times
Have thanks: 264 times

Re: Proper wet gear

Postby ste c » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:22 pm

nice smock big reduced price too the new vass gear is ment to be the busniness
User avatar
ste c
SAI Megalodon!
 
Posts: 1336
Images: 21
Joined: Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:01 pm
Location: dublin
Has thanked: 3 times
Have thanks: 305 times

Re: Proper wet gear

Postby Eoin » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:44 pm

and the zips dont corrode on the sailing gear.
Eoin
SAI Hammerhead
 
Posts: 332
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 5:18 pm
Has thanked: 11 times
Have thanks: 15 times

Re: Proper wet gear

Postby red » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:56 pm

Lidl had one like it a few weeks ago for €8.99.
The hood was black tho.
User avatar
red
SAI Megalodon!
 
Posts: 1666
Joined: Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:30 pm
Location: cork
Has thanked: 206 times
Have thanks: 222 times

Re: Proper wet gear

Postby beachbuddy » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:46 pm

red wrote:Lidl had one like it a few weeks ago for €8.99.
The hood was black tho.


Saw that one alright and it even came with a carryall bag that you could get at the checkout :lol:
beachbuddy
SAI Megalodon!
 
Posts: 1295
Joined: Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:59 pm
Location: EAST CORK
Has thanked: 254 times
Have thanks: 264 times


Return to Tackle Reviews by Sea Anglers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest