A1 Extreme Cold Weather Jacket

Rutger

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Does anyone here have practical experience with this jacket?
I'm considering it taking a boat out for about four hours on a canal in rainy weather and fairly strong winds in temperatures just above freezing.


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Officer Dibley

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They are crap. Go for the A2 version. I’ve had one for 30 years. Incredibly warm. Can’t wear it out no matter how hard i wear it. UK weather i just need a scarf for my neck and a t-shirt under the jacket. Not itchy at all. Massively underrated & overlooked.
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Rutger

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This one you mean? It's water repellent but not water proof, it would require wearing a rain jacket over it, wouldn't it?
Guess my old Northface will have to go through some abuse once again...


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Officer Dibley

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You can wash the A2 in a waterproofing compound - although it is shower proof - but the nylon crisp/potato chip packet jacket will have you wet with sweat and still leak like a sieve :)
 
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