Halkon Hunt or something else?

chris1967

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Going to order some goretx over trousers from halkon hunt for the summer . just sat down and measured myself up ,curse this fecking lockdown no way have i put two inch on my waist line .
Think i best wait till lockdown lifted and let sandra measure up my no longer slim waistline ,this tape measure must be faulty or somat
 

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I would ask myself, who else spends a lot of time out in the elements. Farmers, hikers, yachties etc and take a good look at the clothing available for them before paying stupid money for fishing clothing.
 

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I would ask myself, who else spends a lot of time out in the elements. Farmers, hikers, yachties etc and take a good look at the clothing available for them before paying stupid money for fishing clothing.
Don’t forget squaddies....
 

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Have had my HH jacket and bib & brace for thick end of 10 years, used hard including sea fishing, and still sound. One thing which sets it apart is the durability of the outer materials which are very tough. Hiking gear for example is designed to be waterproof but lightweight - I have some for my hill walking and it’s also great stuff but I think it would get ruined if I used it for my fishing. Yaughting stuff is hardwearing but again expensive for the good stuff.
 

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I would ask myself, who else spends a lot of time out in the elements. Farmers, hikers, yachties etc and take a good look at the clothing available for them before paying stupid money for fishing clothing.
I do a lot of hill walking and believe me, good quality hiking clothing is expensive too. £300/£400 for a top-of-the-range waterproof jacket is not unusual, and they’re designed for walkers on the move, not mostly stationary anglers. If you want quality, you’re almost certainly going to have to pay big bucks, no matter what area of outdoor pursuits you look at. Generally with hiking clothing you get what you pay for, so i presume it’s the same with fishing clothing
 

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You could buy the Preston Df30. It is completly waterproof. In terms of breathability there is only Halkon Hunt, Goretex or Geoff Anderson. Last mentioned seems not been well known in England, but on the continent a lot of predator and carp fishermen would not buy anything else. Quality is as high as prices are...
 

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My Nomad wading jacket is around 35 years old and still going strong. Never needed reproofing and, being short, is ideal for pole fishing. When it finally gives up the ghost I'll replace it with another one. They're not cheap, but they're bloody good.
 

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I do a lot of hill walking and believe me, good quality hiking clothing is expensive too. £300/£400 for a top-of-the-range waterproof jacket is not unusual, and they’re designed for walkers on the move, not mostly stationary anglers. If you want quality, you’re almost certainly going to have to pay big bucks, no matter what area of outdoor pursuits you look at. Generally with hiking clothing you get what you pay for, so i presume it’s the same with fishing clothing
Aye, there’ll always people who’ll pay that money for the name tag. Not really necessary unless you’re at the forefront of specialist mountaineering. As I’ve many times Goretex fabric is the same stuff irrespective of brand names.
 

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i have just bought ex-army goretex trousers (which people say is grade 3/highest goretex) all proper taped seams/zips etc. used for the 1st time yesterday and seem good with landing net on legs to unhook fish.
Best bit about it £22.....
 

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You can buy Halkon Hunt clothing from Wickersley Angling Centre
I bought a pole jacket and pants from there. Think it was £250 for the jacket and £180 for the pants. I fish a few festivals in Ireland and Scotland and very rarely use a brolly. I spent fortunes over the years on clothing which all turned out to be useless in the worse conditions. This stuff has never let me down and now I wouldn’t use anything else
 
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