most effective rain gear system /items

Discussion in 'Clothing & Footwear' started by Autumn Flower, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Ultralighter



    But bin liners don't come in very attractive hues, not neither..:oops:

    I will confess to having used a compost sack as a sort of apron against general filth and besmirchment around the farm but...

    And how exactly, does the whole arm* thing work for you, if you're using a bin bag?? :bear:


    *don't tell me - he's quite 'armless
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  2. dovidola

    dovidola Trekker

    This is probably sacrilege but....

    I use a really good quality waterproof jacket, cut as long as possible in the bum region. Then I wear gaiters, quality ditto, that reach up to just under my knees. I leave the waterproof trousers at home (in all but coldest winter, when it's time for goretex salopettes). Thus I only leave a 'giggle gap' of a foot or so, preferring to tolerate whatever I receive in that region rather than messing around with WPTs, particularly in these days of quicker-drying trouser fabrics.

    I've done this for many years following an experience on Robinson where it was so windy when I was trying to pull on my WPTs that I ended up rolling down the hill 'nuff said.
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  3. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Ultralighter

    Sounds like a perfect scenario for deploying a cheeky little rain kilt.

    To bridge your 'giggle gap'.

    Or depending on your gender;

    to engender further hilarity.


    Who was Robinson by the way? And how is she/he coping now?
  4. dovidola

    dovidola Trekker

    Robinson is next to Hindscarth.....

    But yes, in extremis I suppose one could wrap one's flysheet around one's shame I suppose.
  5. Enzo

    Enzo Section Hiker

    Was it Roger I saw saying he deploys a cheap disposable poncho for when even the most expensive wp gives up the ghost. If it's that wet there isn't a concentration gradient anyhow, makes a lot of sense to me and you can get a multi pack for £1 at the pond shop. Have just bought a silvered euro shirm (sic )'Brella myself.
  6. Lady Grey

    Lady Grey Thru Hiker

    When it rains, best waterproof is a cheap hotel.....:whistling:.....got the.....'ed'....habit......it's so.....easy.....:wink:
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  7. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Ultralighter

    Roger that Annie - but why go cheap ? ? If you underestimate your own worth then so will everyone else... :angelic:
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  8. Lady Grey

    Lady Grey Thru Hiker

    I'm a tight old git....any solid roof will please....
    A Cabane is luxury for me
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  9. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Ahem....this is a family forum o_O
  10. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Ultralighter

    Well how exactly do you think families come about, mmn??

    They're not still pedalling the 'ol' gooseberry bush' line up there, are they??
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  11. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Ultralighter

    Oh I know sweetheart, me too.. But still, a girl can at least afford some idle dreaming yes??

    Theres not yet a charge for that :shy:
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  12. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Luchon Cabane....
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    Quite modest for one...
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  13. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Ultralighter

    Heavens :rolleyes:

    You really were slumming it..

    But where on earth did you put all your things?

    And there's not even a trouser press... :(
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  14. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Ultralighter

    Now, can you desist please..? .:cautious:
    You mayhap find yourself beyond help..

    In Limbering terms, at least.:confuseded:

    But Padstowe has been very patiently waiting for further instructions re his hard wirking armulets...

    Vocational obligations of an armolyte, or whatever it was....
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  15. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    My apologies; far be it from me to stymie the path to wisdom and sagacity....
  16. tom

    tom Ultralighter

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    The ultimate rain fashion statement :rolleyes::whistling:
  17. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Ultralighter

    I fear that particular spirited filly might have bolted some time back.. :bear:

    Managing expectations here...

    We're merely aspiring to corporeal damage limitation....:oops:
  18. Lady Grey

    Lady Grey Thru Hiker

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  19. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Ultralighter

    :rolleyes:

    Although, we only have his word, that it was a solo billet...

    Those Toulouse fillies can be quite persistante by all accounts :whistling:
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  20. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Ultralighter

    I'd never actually considered wearing my kite... :confuseded:

    most innovative :geek:
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  21. Lady Grey

    Lady Grey Thru Hiker

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