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yes for me it does feel like your lurking in the bushes and not wanting to be seen
Ive never thought about it that way Dave, i know when im looking for Tina across a field its sometimes hard to "detect" :P her depending on the scenery behind her, she probably has that happen when looking for me. Most farmers i know wear cammo gear at times lol ... were all hiding ... watching ;)

There was a good point made by someone regarding High Viz - something to consider when out in small numbers / alone ::g


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After reading all these posts ive decided to go to my local army surplus store and get kitted out if any one would like to discuss this topic further I will be at the Medway rally.... how will you recognise me I will be the one dressed as a Japanese admiral ::g

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Tinopener wrote:After reading all these posts ive decided to go to my local army surplus store and get kitted out if any one would like to discuss this topic further I will be at the Medway rally.... how will you recognise me I will be the one dressed as a Japanese admiral ::g

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Tinopener wrote:After reading all these posts ive decided to go to my local army surplus store and get kitted out if any one would like to discuss this topic further I will be at the Medway rally.... how will you recognise me I will be the one dressed as a Japanese admiral ::g
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Is it too simple to say army clothing is hard wearing and reasonably cheap, that's why its chosen as the preferred clothing by many for outdoor activities?
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Hi the thing is if you don't like it do not wear it end off.....

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fisheruk wrote:Is it too simple to say army clothing is hard wearing and reasonably cheap, that's why its chosen as the preferred clothing by many for outdoor activities?
You'd have thought so but last night War broke out on the Forum. Luckily most people were aptly dressed for it in camouflage clothing! ::g

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Don't know how I missed this heated debate.

I have a camo top which I got of a certain auction site for £1.05p. It has loads of pockets and is really hard wearing. Never crossed my mind that it could be construed as me being a frustrated, closet wannebe soldier. Live and learn I guess.
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This is a Interesting quality debate ::g . Me personally I wear camo gear as I have gear left over from my time in. I'm just chuffed to bits it still fits me now after all these years =)) :-O . On a serious note a couple of posts hit on one thing when wearing camo kit and that's "Being seen". Where I live there's a lot of shooting that goes on in my area due to the estate where I have permissions and it would be worth keeping it in mind if you are out and about bleeping in similar areas "Be bright and be seen" I would hate to thing one of use be mistaken for game in the brush (easy done ! ).

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The quality and specifications for 'Army Clothing' is arrived at after much testing in a variety of weather conditions so you can be sure that if it's 'genuine' military surplus, it's going to serve you well. There's no sense in paying good money for civvy 'outdoor' clothing in my view, as it's usually produced solely with profit in mind with little if any consideration to manufacturing quality, durability or practicality. So hats off to all who have purchased MOD surplus (or are using their own issued kit).
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sweepstick47 wrote:The quality and specifications for 'Army Clothing' is arrived at after much testing in a variety of weather conditions so you can be sure that if it's 'genuine' military surplus, it's going to serve you well. There's no sense in paying good money for civvy 'outdoor' clothing in my view, as it's usually produced solely with profit in mind with little if any consideration to manufacturing quality, durability or practicality. So hats off to all who have purchased MOD surplus (or are using their own issued kit).
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New Gore-Tex jacket £20. Unbeatable value, just happens to be Camo. Hi vis vest goes over the top when required. Considered the Royal Navy/RAF versions to avoid Camo concerns (but still would not wear down pub) but they were twice the price and pockets in "wrong" place for my set up.
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sweepstick47 wrote:There's no sense in paying good money for civvy 'outdoor' clothing in my view, as it's usually produced solely with profit in mind with little if any consideration to manufacturing quality, durability or practicality.
That's a huge generality that has no real objective merit to it whatsoever. Finding a few dodgy cheap and not so cheap civvie clothing items and then concluding that all civvie clothing is basically worthless as soon as you step outside is absolutely not true or not even "usually" true..

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lololol..... i like this thread, its sooooo bloody ridiculous hahaha =))
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Lol

Went out earlier for an hour, too much cammo you think or not enough? ... i cant tell
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I havent seen many recommendations from the "Civvy" world of clothes as mentioned, someone must be wearing some? What are they?

I usually wear a black North Face Goretex Jacket, i switch this to a Navy Blue "Arctic Storm" Gillet and a T-Shirt on warmer days.

... As you can see ... its quite simple to offer alternatives ... isnt it?
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I stopped being bothered about brand names years ago...Nowadays i just wear clothes. As long as they are comfortable, not camo, do the job they are supposed to do and reasonably priced it doesn't really matter what they are called....however it'd be easy to check out some brand names online and throw them up for discussion but plenty have already done that..

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My local detecting club......you wanna tell them not to wear camo? ;)
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Some quality posts...Japanese admiral! Nearly peed my non camo work pants! Good points about wearing some hiviz in shooting areas or when alone...I have some camo hi viz..blaze orange I think it's called. Bet you have some fun hanging with your homies there V!
Skute you are right by saying some civvy style outdoor gear is ok..I have quite a bit but I do find it overpriced by a mile. As said..real Gortex surplus in green ( I got coat and pants) new, well under £100 the two..lucky to get a cheap gortex civvy for that..AND I find the quality substandard plus ripping a hole in it isn't really a big deal. It just happens in surplus there aren't many alternatives colourwise..nice to see you back anyway.
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:D :)) ::g ::g
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Went out earlier for an hour, too much cammo you think or not enough? ... i cant tell
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I havent seen many recommendations from the "Civvy" world of clothes as mentioned, someone must be wearing some? What are they?

I usually wear a black North Face Goretex Jacket, i switch this to a Navy Blue "Arctic Storm" Gillet and a T-Shirt on warmer days.

... As you can see ... its quite simple to offer alternatives ... isnt it?
heres me and the missus detecting we love camo to blend in ,so the coins cant see us coming, no coat tails on that camo :D :)) ::g ::g ::g ::g
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The stuff in go outdoors is pretty cheap, 2 or 3 trousers are under £15 and are just as hardwearing as combat trousers. Same for the cheap fleece tops, quite a few for less than £10. I am not a fan of camouflage personally as "civi" stuff is just as good as loads of people go walking in the hills with it. There is nothing magic in the design of army surplus, indeed it is always made by the cheapest contractor.

Looking at some people at a rally last weekend, it does seem strange to see people in full kit walking around the field but each to their own. I do wear desert magnums though as they are pretty cheap and comfortable and no one wants to wear the desert stuff so much cheaper. That and a digicam bush hat similar to a Tilley that doesn't look like regular camouflage but you can fold the sides up so it doesn't get in the way of the headphones.
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Bloody hell Ray lol :D =)) ::g Now thats stealthy
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Cobs wrote:Bloody hell Ray lol :D =)) ::g Now thats stealthy
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I like the material Craghopper use. Cotton but very tight weave. Light fairly windproof and dries really quickly. Sometimes see them in TK Maxx for around £15. Also see them in SportsDirect but dearer. Good for both winter and summer.

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Very embarrassing in the Winter too i would imagine lol

Being too over-Cammo'd can defo bring problems ...
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After reading all these posts ive decided to go to my local army surplus store and get kitted out if any one would like to discuss this topic further I will be at the Medway rally.... how will you recognise me I will be the one dressed as a Japanese admiral ::g

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Will look out for you!

I like the London Maratrhon...it a bit boring running in a t shirt and shorts.
Getting dressed up as a Bannana or something else like that is a good idea.

Perhaps we should suggest to Pete that he holds a fancy dress competition at the rally!!

To totally hijack this thread...
Being an "old codger..." I know a lot of folks who drive vintage open cars and ride vintage motorcycles. Many of them wear leather pilots jackets and goggles and even leather helmets as they are great at keeping the wind and weather out. None of them are pretending to be Ex fighter pilots. Dont see anything wrong with camo myself but tend to wear cheap hillwalking stuff bought in the january sales at outdoor shops, or as someone else mentioned at TK Max.

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If you were metal detecting in a gorge, you would be glad of the Camouflage. it would enable you to shoot a helicopter out of the sky with an arrow.

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Mountain warehouse is a good site for cheap decent hard wearing clothes. Take a look ::g :D
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I use the Helly Hansen Voss Waterproof Trousers , Screwfix £16.99 you can put them over your existing trousers. Throw them in the washer machine when you get home on a quick rinse and they're good to go.
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I am after some new waterproof trousers so cheers for the helly Hanson recommendations. Personally not a camo fan buy each to their own . Can't see its a big deal tbh.

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Post by Smithfire »

I can recommend the brown slip on work boots from Dickies. I bought a pair a couple of years ago and they're still going strong.
Also, they dont have metal toe caps which is helpful! If I remember rightly I paid about 30 notes for them.

I also wear camo socks.....do I win a prize?

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