Robin Trower - Into Dust
COAT - Berghaus Temperance II
Still available HERE
Alan Sloman did a review a long time ago, you can read it HERE
NOW, I have good and bad reviews on my coat, and I suspect that it may have been my own stupid fault.
I have since been told by many learned ones, that is was not breached, and that it was condensation caused by not having at least 2 layers underneath it, just a base layer.
This may be the case, but it wasn't on the last 3 times I wore it.
I very, very, very rarely wear anything other that a base layer or a Paramo shirt under the coat.
It did not wet out with this combination on previous occasions.
I RUN HOT.
Why would I want to wear extra layers and get even hotter?
I am sure there is an excellent lecture in Physics arriving in a comment shortly
BUT, It is a bloody waterproof.
It ought to be bloody well waterproof.
OK, I may prove to be wrong.
Maybe I should wear a base layer, a shirt, a fleece and a Thinsulate gilet underneath it to isolate me from the outside.
Maybe I would be drier.
Maybe I would die of excessive heat exhaustion.
But in my opinion, I should have just given it a decent wash and reproof before I took it.
It breached on the shoulder straps and the waist belt.
It did it early on.
Other than that, it has been an extremely good, and surprisingly good jacket.
Now, I do not need to be informed about superior jackets, that are state of the art.
I will NOT be buying a new Jacket.
I have this one.
I have a lightweight Montane waterproof for running and stuff, although it is in YELLOW
(when my ribs don't hurt like they do now after falling of my bleeding bike (again) on Saturday).
I have 2 Paramo 3rd Element Jackets that are also excellent.
I have an aged Rab Latok in RED, that with continued proofing still functions just fine, and I may revert back to it, because it has much better weatherproof zips.
I have children at college that need cars and fees and all my money.
I am driving a 150,00+ mile 02 plated Ford Focus.
I AIN'T gonna be buying 'owt else ok.
This was just my experience.
Maybe this year I should have taken the Paramo.
In the conditions, it would have been just fine.
TROUSERS - BERGHAUS PACLITES
Apparently opinion is mixed on these.
They have never failed me.
They have excellent venting
They are waterproof.
Lucy has a pair and they also work for her.
Walking, and standing still by a cold and very wet rugby pitch for hours.
They are indeed an excellent item
AND.. If you can pick em up ate £52 like I did then what can you complain about?
OK.. That's it.
Go for the comments...........................