Waterproofs! For me not for the animals!

Discussion in 'Livestock & Forage' started by Al R, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. Al R

    Al R Member

    West Wales
    I thought this topic would be best in here as livestock farmers seem to spend the most time in the wet!
    I'm sheep farming and spend most of the day on a quad so keeping dry is a must!

    I've tried flexothane years ago and can only get a couple of days wearing them before I get wet through.
    I've had Hoggs (meant to be the best of the range) and 2 pairs ripped within a week and the third set started to tear but were already leaking by this point.
    Delamere only seem to last a month before your wet on the inside!

    What do other people use?
    I'm contemplating on Guy Cotten's trawlers range of clothing! Flexibility doesn't have to be as good as flexothane. I'd rather be dry than 100% comfortable.

    Any other make of waterproof that are really worth trying? Also looking at Army surplus clothing as I have had a coat for 12 years that has been perfect except for the zip has gone!
    I've attached a picture below of this awesome coat which has last and is waterproof!
  2. I have stormline waterproofs bib and brace and a coat after beimg advised on here last year they are very dry but i ripped mine yesterday.
  3. orchard

    orchard Member

    Military surplus Goretex shells (just the water-proof membrane to aid airing and drying after use) for me. Hunt around for new, non-camo patterns if you can.
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  4. RAF surplus Goretex.

  5. Some say Kiwikit is good,think it was @bovine saying they stand up to vet work.
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  6. neilo

    neilo Member

    I've had a pair of these for the last 2 winters and they are still fantastic. http://www.kiwikit.co.uk/stormforce-bib-overtrousers/ (price is even more scary these days though:eek:)

    I live in them for most of the winter and through lambing, but there's not a rip in them and they are still 100% waterproof. My scanner also has a pair he lives in, all day, every day, and raves about them too.
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  7. Do you find the bib ones a lot better than the normal leggings?

    Obviously stay up better.
  8. neilo

    neilo Member

    They keep you a lot drier on the quad. I very rarely wear a coat as well, unless it's absolutely throwing it down and I have no option to wait it out. I only wear a lightweight coat over, when I do.
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  9. tinsheet

    tinsheet Member

    west somerset
    Oil skins
    The kit the trawler men wear
    Bone dry:)
    Vass-tex performance rain wear.
  10. Gator

    Gator Member

    Guy Cotton everytime, not cheep but do the job Bib_&_Brace_03.jpg ROSBRAS_JACKET_02.jpg
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  11. Headless chicken

    West Wales
    Holy sh!t that's not cheap. How good are the normal kawika ones? I wear normal oringi normally
  12. Stewartry hill

    Army surplus if you can put up with the camo British army surplus can't do links
  13. neilo

    neilo Member

    You're telling me. I paid £110 IIRC, 2 years ago. I had to think long and hard about that, but I must say I've never had any waterproofs last as long or be as comfortable to work in.

    I would guess the ordinary ones just don't have the insulated lining that these have?
  14. sticky

    sticky Member

    I've been driving a wagon on and off for the last few months. Started off with flexothene but crawling underneath the sheep decks wore the waterproofing out within days, so I complained to one of the girls at wynstay and she said to try a pair of the fortress leggings they sell. They are quite thick,warm and still waterproof and they cost less than a tenner.
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  15. Leereade

    Leereade Member

    Carrs billington sell a decent set of bob and brace under £20 and what I use in the slaughterhouse there ok until my knife slips past :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
  16. RAF or navy surplus = no cammo.

    All good.

  17. DrDunc

    DrDunc Member

    Got totally fed up getting wet wearing flexothane/hoggs years ago.

    Bought elka extreme fishing bib and brace, and jacket, roughly £32 each (similar money to flexothane that are lucky to last a few week's before they leak).


    Still on the same set that are four years old (or maybe five).

    Any wee holes are easily fixed with a hot melt glue gun to the canvas inner.

    Not longer get wet shoulders and a soggy scrotum on the quad :angelic:
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  18. Deereone

    Deereone Member

    When green laning on dirt bikes I use textile motorcycle gear. That should do fine on a quad.
  19. d-wales

    d-wales Member

    I've got the stormforce trousers from kiwikit. Fantastic, although I'm sure I paid £90 a few years ago but would get them again if current pair somehow fall apart. I wear football shorts underneath as can get to hot with jeans and it makes movement so much easier.
  20. neilo

    neilo Member

    I'm just waiting for someone to say they go commando underneath.:eek:

    I revert to Flexothane in the summer, when the leakybits aren't so important. Stormforce are lovely and toasty for moving fences in the winter though.(y)

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