Winter Clothing

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PeterM140

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Been looking for some winter clothing recently, I started by ordering the Diawa Team Waterproof jacket and Bib-trousers in large, but unfortunately the arms were too short and the trousers were far too baggy.

Also tried the new Drennan equivalent, but this was similar situation, so before I give up and just use my walking kit, I decided to take a punt on the Avanti Isotec Suit:

http://www.sportsdirect.com/avanti-isotec-suit--942292?colcode=94229218

Will let people know how it goes!
 

RJM

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I have settled on the Berghause Cornice Long jacket with Halkon Hunt B&B from Wickersley Angling plus Muck Boots.
With Ice Breaker thermals you are ready for the worst winter can throw at you.
Generally speaking walking gear is far superior to specialist angling clothing which is only just beginning to catch up.
 

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I always wear a berghaus fleece under my waterproofs, excellent stuff.
 

PeterM140

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Thanks guys!

Hopefully the Avanti Isotec Suit should arrive today / tomorrow.

My backup is a 10 year old Berghaus GoreTex coat that looks a bit worn in places now, but is fully waterproof and pair of old walking trousers.

Agree, a nice fleece or body warmer is the key to keeping toasty on the bank.
 

OntrentAngling

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Originally posted by RJM

I have settled on the Berghause Cornice Long jacket with Halkon Hunt B&B from Wickersley Angling plus Muck Boots.
With Ice Breaker thermals you are ready for the worst winter can throw at you.
Generally speaking walking gear is far superior to specialist angling clothing which is only just beginning to catch up.

I'd agree about the walking stuff being superior, but only if you go with the top of the range brands. Montane, Paramo, Rab are all absolutely excellent choices for warm, windproof or waterproof clothing.

One of the best jackets I have ever bought is the Montane Minimus (http://amzn.to/1PMxgoB) - mine's in electric blue though so I won't be wearing it for fishing any time soon! [:C]
 

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Well, in true form my Avanti IsoTec suit arrived *after* my fishing trip yesterday when it would have been very useful!

First impressions, you get a lot for 59.99! A nicely padded, warm coat with a very tall collar, ideal for keeping the wind off your face, a hood that detaches with a slightly stiffened peak and a selection of internal & external pockets, the front ones are fleece lined. There is also neoprene sleeves to stop water going down your arms. The materials and construction are of good quality, I would have liked a drawstring on the hem, but that's a minor quibble.

The bib's are also well made, with zips at the bottom for large boots, there is a two way zipper on the front for those calls of nature, and the the shoulder straps can be disconnected and adjusted easily.

Overall this is a great jacket / bib combination for the price.

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The negative from my personal perspective is the sleeves on a Large are too short and the legs are a bit short on the bibs. But this is only because I have the dimensions of a giraffe (6'3, 35 inch inside leg).

So given I've tried the Drennan Match suit, Present Match suit, Team Diawa waterproofs and the Avanti, my conclusion is I will take the Diawa Bib's and use my old Berghaus waterproof on top with some layers underneath..

Peter
 

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A wind stopper is your main item of clothing I only have a t shirt under mine and I'm warm as toast
 
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