Winter Clothing

rabmax

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Hello all.I still have my merino wool fleece bottoms.The zip on my merino fleece top packed in.(so chucked it)
Anyway i was rather cold yesterday & that was with loads of thin thermals on.Think I will need to buy another top layer fleece or similar. Preferably something the wind doesn't go through to easily.Anyone got any recommendations that won't break the bank.Cheers all.
 
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GEK79

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Hello all.I still have my merino wool fleece bottoms.The zip on my merino fleece top packed in.(so chucked it)
Anyway i was rather cold yesterday & that was with loads of thin thermals on.Think I will need to buy another top layer fleece or similar. Preferably something the wind doesn't go through to easily.Anyone got any recommendations that won't break the bank.Cheers all.
Hello mate.. I have a snowbee windblock fleece when I'm out on the Lough it stops a certain amount of wind and its warm.. Bulky but does the job.. Sure you'll get recommendations.. But I may invest in another one..
Gary
 
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smallmouth

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I wear a windstopper fleece, it's very warm and does what it says on the label, blocks the wind. Fine as a top layer when it's dry, or under a waterproof if not. Mine was made by Halkon Hunt, a local firm that manufactures match fishing clothing. But I believe other brands use the same material.

It's my second one, the first lasted about 15 years of very hard wear, all types of fishing, ferreting, lamping, rabbiting, bird watching and generally walking the dog. And anything and everything else outdoors, before it got threadbare and the main zip lost a few teeth. Even so, I still keep the old one in the boot for emergencies.......
 
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GEK79

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I wear a windstopper fleece, it's very warm and does what it says on the label, blocks the wind. Fine as a top layer when it's dry, or under a waterproof if not. Mine was made by Halkon Hunt, a local firm that manufactures match fishing clothing. But I believe other brands use the same material.

It's my second one, the first lasted about 15 years of very hard wear, all types of fishing, ferreting, lamping, rabbiting, bird watching and generally walking the dog. And anything and everything else outdoors, before it got threadbare and the main zip lost a few teeth. Even so, I still keep the old one in the boot for emergencies.......
Sounds like a great bit of kit. Where would we get one.??
 

smallmouth

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Well I was going to say Halkon Hunt who specialise in fishing clothing, but it doesn't look like they manufacture the made to measure fleece jackets anymore, though they still do windstopper soft shells.

So I'd best look after my fleece then..........

Other brands use the same material, for garments not necessarily designed for fishing though.........

If you look on the "partners" page of the Goretex website there's a lot of brands that use the fleece material. Both my fleeces have a WindstopperTM label on.

 
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4wings

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I bought my double 'Ventile' Rover Jacket from Country innovations, windproof and breathable,
they also do windproof fleece and a Falcon coat as used by Bill Oddie in all weathers
 
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Damo

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Hi,

I've never used one but the Snowbee Breezblock fleece is for sale at half price on their Web site..

Cheers,

Damian F
 
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