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   Old Thread  #46 18 Oct 2020 at 10.49am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Prologic Heritage Bib N brace doing sterling work yesterday.

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   Old Thread  #45 15 Oct 2020 at 9.52am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
lets be honest here we havent had a cold winter for years ???
if its really cold I wear a Snugpak Venture Pile Shirt with just a very thin cotton tee shirt underneath I know its best worn next to skin but it helps to prolong the washing times and craghopper winter lined trousers and a Prologic thermo suit on top impossible to get cold in any temps you will see in this country
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   Old Thread  #44 15 Oct 2020 at 8.35am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Completely agree with this last year I bought a sj9, the first one turned up with a rip in it but it fitted fine (size large) but had to send it back to total fishing tackle for them to replace it, they sent out exactly the same jacket in the same size but wouldnt even do up it was more like a small. I even had to check the label to see if they sent me the same size because of the difference.

As for my winter clothing I use a nice thermal base layer,a t shirt, a tracksuit on top, decent wool socks, then berghaus water proof trousers and either a trakker xp jacket (with the base layer zipped in) or my snukpack sj9.

A decent set of clothing, a decent sleeping bag is all you need for the winter and your be fine. I fish all winter no matter the weather and this keeps me warm all winter
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   Old Thread  #43 15 Oct 2020 at 8.14am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I second craghoppers got there thermo lined cargo trousers and there fleece tops quality gear
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   Old Thread  #42 14 Oct 2020 at 9.40pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I dont know about the latest stuff or the Fortis link. But i bought an original snugpak sleeka softie many years ago.
Everyone said they run big. About one size above most clothes shops. They were right.

Over the years, two fishing buddies have admired it and bought one. And the sizing was still true for them.
Mine is well over 10 years old and is like new. Its been soaked, slept in and covered in fish slime in its time.
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   Old Thread  #41 14 Oct 2020 at 9.23pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Have a snugpak fortis sj9 which I rate very highly. Yes sizing may differ but honestly one of the best thermal jackets I have worn. Have numerous mates who swear by it in the military. I have never had any quality issues with it. Each to their own I guess . Just thought Id give my honest opinion.
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   Old Thread  #40 14 Oct 2020 at 8.41pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Snugpak jackets - the sizing is just awful. No two seem to fit the same. I frankly gave in trying to find that fitted properly. Never had an issue with a jacket of any kind before. Quality questionable as well! Made in England usually means crap quality anyway!
Frankly, why do people still buy fishing clothing from tackle shops? Most items(not all) are overpriced and under perform. The clothing from Wofte is laughable. Should be called ****er Wear... LOL. Go on Military 1st website, loads are great gear to keep you warm and dry, way better than the dross from tackle companies. Another good place to look is Craghoppers, when they have a sale on, which is quite often... they do waterproof jackets that are, waterproof. Thermal jackets that actually keep you warm... always a carpy green version to chose from as well.
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   Old Thread  #39 12 Oct 2020 at 9.17pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Depends how big your stuff sack is, but Id say youd need around the size of a supermarket carrier bag.
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   Old Thread  #38 11 Oct 2020 at 8.25pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Does anyone use the vass lined jacket and trousers and do they pack away into a stuff sack.
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   Old Thread  #37 11 Oct 2020 at 3.15pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #36 10 Oct 2020 at 9.51pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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One problem Gerry. Being short and fat the reinforced knees are on my shins lol
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   Old Thread  #35 10 Oct 2020 at 9.36pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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brilliant glad you like them as much as me
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   Old Thread  #34 10 Oct 2020 at 9.04pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yes mate. Though I can only compare them to my snugpak softie jacket. As ive never felt the need before. Previously it was setup in cargos. Then stick on some Polar fleece trousers. Real winter I had to take them off and put merino leggings on. Any colder and I just got in the bag.

This bib n brace felt like the snugpak. Wether they are warm enough is subjective to the individual and how cold they fish or how they feel the cold. But I liked the shiny inner, meant they were easy off and on. And the zip flare leg helped. But I could close them and velcro tighter so they didn't drag on floor

No idea of quality etc. But Prologic are often N overlooked. Brand here in the UK yet they are always decent stuff.
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   Old Thread  #33 10 Oct 2020 at 8.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Are you talking about prologic high grade bib and brace you give a big thumbs up then
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   Old Thread  #32 10 Oct 2020 at 4.57pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Wore them from 5pm yesterday Gerry
Had a very good night re fish so kept them on all night
I was toasty warm on the top of the bag and thst was in an open fronted tempest brolly. I did wake at 1 ish cold
And got in the bag, bib n brace as well. But then I purposely
Don't have a hot bag for thst reason. Kept them on untill midday next day. I loved kneeling around when dealing with fish at 3am and. Not even feeling the cold. And wet.
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