I've been thinking for a while of treating myself to a 'proper' Ventile jacket or coat. I may be being out of doors for a long time.
Now I see Rohan's Sale is on. I don't need to look smart(ish), particularly, but wonder has anyone experience of a good coat or jacket of theirs that holds-up well to prolonged use? I won't be up mountains though moors may feature in my perambulations.
Jackets in the Rohan Sale are all man made so will not work in the same way as ventile.
That said there are some good jackets/bargains to be had just now.
The best ting would be to head down to your nearest Rohan store and discuss your needs with the staff there.
I work for Rohan, BTW
From the spec the field jacket does look like it'd survive a bomb strike. Not waterproof of course, but some of the Rohan waterproofs do seem to have seriously heavy outer fabrics so should be tough too.
In general thickish synthetics like say Paramo/Rohan etc often use will last a very long time indeed.
Dunno in principle, stuff like Klattermusen's Mithril kevlar sweater must take an awful lot of beating for durability Crazy that though - 355 g/m2 fabric which is 16 per cent kevlar.....
Guess that ventile does come both relatively 'heavy' and tightly woven to start with so it should be strong. As of course should similar weight nylon canvase etc.
I'm to be out of doors for a long time, in Britain, perhaps on moorland some of the time, from late summer on into winter, living under canvass (or whatever, in actuality, my Saunders Basecamp is made of), rarely under a roof and dependent upon a very limited selection of clothing.
I'll need durable, warm and as waterproof as dammit without sounding and feeling as though I'm clad in crisp-bag.
I thought of Ventile because in an earlier life I used it though it was of questionable quality. I've always suspected that the fabric had far greater potential than was realized during my experience of it.
I'd go for a mountain guide or cloudcover jacket - both are in the Rohan sale although not in all colours, the former in blue and the latter in green in mens jackets. £120 and £108.
Thanks, again, Correspondents.
'benp1', the plan is to pitch tent in the optimum place in one area then identify fall-back sites to which to repair when the inevitable demerits become manifest.
I'll probably venture form base on foot for two-day rough-bivvis using field-glass to recce other possible areas/changes in terrain. Gain perspectives: that sort of thing. I don't want to be encumbered: with anything, much. As regards clothing I want to get it about right from the start. Am happy to improvise when it turns out I'm in error: it won't be the first time I've worn a bin-bag, etc.: nor the last, ha!
You obviously have not tried Ventile!
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