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Fishing Jackets - In need of a new winter smock what would you lads recommend???

Discussion in 'Sea Fishing Forum - Shore, Boat & Kayak Fishing' started by bowesy, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. bowesy

    bowesy Blenny

    i am looking to get a new winter smock for this season i have a greys jacket at the mo,but its past its sell by date, doesnt keep me warm ,and the rain just goes straight through it!!! ive had a look at the vass ones but look very thin and look like they would rip very easy !!i fancy one of the imax ones on e bay £49 as the greys smocks are quite pricey now adays ,what do you lads recommend ???cheers sie
     
  2. Biker Jake

    Biker Jake Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    Re: In need of a new winter smock what would you lads recommend???

    Classic titan ;)
     
  3. Cartman74

    Cartman74 Guest

    Re: In need of a new winter smock what would you lads recommend???

    greys
     
  4. Cartman74

    Cartman74 Guest

    Re: In need of a new winter smock what would you lads recommend???

    greys
     
  5. Baramundi Bob

    Baramundi Bob Super Leeds United !!!

    Re: In need of a new winter smock what would you lads recommend???

    Would never get a Titan ever again. Two Jackets, zip fell apart in double quick time and they have the rudest customer service you ever dealt with. One of them called me a "Twat" because I dared to ask them to replace the coat. Had a right carry on with Rods And Reels and Tony Neatby who refused to take the jacket back. Had to set trading standards on them to get it repaired, which they did begrudgingly after a 3 month process. Trading standards threatened them with Legal Action in the end.
     
  6. N.INGLIS 28.8

    N.INGLIS 28.8 Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    Re: In need of a new winter smock what would you lads recommend???

    Dont know what they are like but right gear are selling off smocks on facebook.they were £50 now less than £20.I have a greys but like you say the price has shot up.
     
  7. go go gadget

    go go gadget New Member

    Re: In need of a new winter smock what would you lads recommend???

    Ive got a titan storm jacket, but it leaks like a teabag now. Might just go for a waterproof coat and layer up underneath it
     
  8. Fishy Rich

    Fishy Rich Guest

    Re: In need of a new winter smock what would you lads recommend???

    I have a classic titan, had it over ten years now. i understand the quality is shocking now so would never get a new one. alot of people are tending to lean towards to the vass jackets there are two different thicknesses available. i heard they are very good jackets, shadrap should tell us how he has got on with his so far . . . .
     
  9. Baramundi Bob

    Baramundi Bob Super Leeds United !!!

    Re: In need of a new winter smock what would you lads recommend???

    Ive just got a sundridge smock. Looks good. Ill let you know how it goes. They are reasonably priced at whitby angling supplies.
     
  10. jason131972

    jason131972 Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    Re: In need of a new winter smock what would you lads recommend???

    im gunna get the new imax thermal smock for me birthday(november)
    family dont know that yet :cheesy: herd the rite gear one are pretty good too and not dear !
     
  11. Baramundi Bob

    Baramundi Bob Super Leeds United !!!

    Re: In need of a new winter smock what would you lads recommend???

    http://www.whitbyseaanglers.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=5868.0
     
  12. Jellyworm

    Jellyworm Rockling

    Re: In need of a new winter smock what would you lads recommend???

    If I could source a Greys Mk1 smock I would have one.......Unfortunately I got a Mk2.....what a load of crap.......zips no good about as waterproof as a tissue. I ve compared it to Robs Mk1 version and the material is completely different, very thin on the new version........I ll not be wasting nearly £100 on another. I ve gone a waterproof and breathable walking jacket in a size larger than I normally use to give more room under the arms for casting....was only £40 with a really well designed hood. I was out in wind and rain the other day on the cliffs and stayed nice and dry underneith despite strong winds and lashing rain.....see how it goes.
     
  13. Cartman74

    Cartman74 Guest

    Re: In need of a new winter smock what would you lads recommend???

    customer services eh, I'm lucky to use a hull tackle shop on bev road that will bend over backwards for you, I once had a reel break and he demanded the rep get me a new one asap and it was there in a day. thats after service and you should never except nowt else. Shame you had to suffer the indignity of that experience mate.
     
  14. deano72

    deano72 Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    Re: In need of a new winter smock what would you lads recommend???

    just been today looking for smock looked at the vass,there is 2 ,a 175 breathable 350 full weather,,they do feel thin but have been told they are good,,yes would need layer under it but thats not to bad,,like rich says shadrap has 1 ,i messaged him about it but must be busy,,
     
  15. mattylamb

    mattylamb Rockling

    Re: In need of a new winter smock what would you lads recommend???

    ive got the lightweight Vass one. wore it tues night in torrential rain and it never let a drop in. I was expecting it to be cold but i was lovely and warm cos its windproof. very pleased with it so far.
     
  16. go go gadget

    go go gadget New Member

    Re: In need of a new winter smock what would you lads recommend???

    where did you get it from matty, out of interest
     
  17. mattylamb

    mattylamb Rockling

    Re: In need of a new winter smock what would you lads recommend???

    Keiths mate
     
  18. bow1

    bow1 Rockling

    Re: In need of a new winter smock what would you lads recommend???

    never had an issues with old style titan until zip broke recently,im after a anew un so may look at vass.
     
  19. potholer

    potholer Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    Re: In need of a new winter smock what would you lads recommend???

    Imax thermo smock from veal's £49.99 and you get a free imax beany with it
     
  20. Fishy Rich

    Fishy Rich Guest

    Re: In need of a new winter smock what would you lads recommend???

    got a text inviting me for beer last night mate, hes in town! mucky night away with the missus!
     

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