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Old 06-11-2004, 14:46   #61
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I used to have a jacket (more like a parka) made by Remington. I wore it for hunting and it was camouflage. It was made of gortex and the inside was some sort of synthetic insulation. I bought it in 1980 and finally gave it to my son since it shrank somewhat (heh, heh). It was klcht, waterproof, breathable, and warm although a little bulky like a down ski-jucket. I had a pair of trousers made of gortex which I wore over my other trousers. I have fallen asleep, lying in the snow

It may not be the best now, but in those days gortex was the cat's meow -- it allowed water vapor and moisture to pass in only one direction.
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Old 06-27-2004, 19:07   #62
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I got that LL Bean one. The green is almost a perfect match for OG 107 pants. Its a nice jacket, but its not going to keep you warm - you have to wear something underneath it if its very cold. Just right for those sudden rainstorms, rolls up very small and no logo. Some guys thought it was issue and pissed because they didn't get one. LOL. nice big pockets too. I haven't had a chance to test the water-proofing yet. of course as soon as I received it it quit raining and has been 90 degrees. All in all an excellent purchase for the price.

Polar Bear done good.

The SPEAR fleece was a no go. None available and I understand the current manufacturer has QC issues. So I got one from Triple Aught Design coming. With those two, I should be good to go.

Thanks for the help.
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Old 07-28-2004, 20:46   #63
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I ended up with the LL Bean, an Arktis from LF.com and the TAD Gear. The Arktis and the TAD Gear are really GTG. I highly recommend them.
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Old 07-28-2004, 20:54   #64
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Arktis Spec Ops Rainshield Jacket

Tad Gear Stealth Softshell Jacket
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Old 07-29-2004, 07:54   #65
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I like that second one.
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Old 07-29-2004, 09:00   #66
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I like that second one.
Yeah, its very nice. The first one is much nicer in person than on the net.
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Old 07-29-2004, 09:48   #67
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Yeah, its very nice. The first one is much nicer in person than on the net.
Saw it in the local LF.com store. Very nice, extremely compact.

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Old 07-29-2004, 18:38   #68
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NDD,
What size did you get (Tad)?
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Old 07-29-2004, 20:00   #69
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XL - they're coming out with a new one. Should be on their site in a day or two. Hoody something
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Old 07-29-2004, 21:26   #70
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New one is called the Ranger Hoody. Looks like a solid piece of gear. Good color too.

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You think it would be better than the Stealth? Not sure I need a hood.
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Old 07-29-2004, 21:30   #71
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I don't know Ryan, I really like the stealth. I don't use a hood much either, but every now and then... plus, its better than getting a tie for father's day.

You guys have turned me into a gear queer. LOL
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Old 07-29-2004, 21:34   #72
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Dude,
I'm seriously looking into the www.beyondfleece.com gear. They make gear custom tailored to your size and exact pocket/layout needs. WAY COOL!!! Only will run me about $50 more than the Ranger Hoody for what I want in a desert Khaki color. Being a gear queer is hard on the wallet.
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Old 07-30-2004, 12:49   #73
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XL - they're coming out with a new one. Should be on their site in a day or two. Hoody something
What is the sleeve length? I need about 38- 40 inch sleeve
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Old 08-07-2004, 17:27   #74
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Just got an Arktis rain jacket in black in the mail; Spear fleece is on the way. The Arktis seems a bit big ( I wear a large), but would be just right if I had on fleece or other long sleeve clothing. Not too many pockets or too few. Looks to be a good piece of kit.

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Old 08-07-2004, 17:48   #75
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XL - they're coming out with a new one. Should be on their site in a day or two. Hoody something
I haven't worn that size since the third grade.
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