When do/don't 'breathable/waterproof' jackets work?

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Re: When do/don't 'breathable/waterproof' jackets work?

Postby Ms_Mudd » Mon 15 Feb, 2021 6:24 pm

Will take some pics for sure when I am home from my SA jaunt later in the week. My pack and asparagus bands are all ready to go for a walk once I get home, so easy peasy.

I did see on gossamer gear site that they sold some brolly straps, but my 2x wide rubber bands +/- sitting handle in my shoulder strap pocket does ok for now.
I have a six moons designs carbon brolly, so the 'stalk' is fixed length and short.

Maybe I am just not mixing in the right circles for brolly acceptance?!

Mary Poppins, teeheehee. Lamont, if you start carrying a carpet bag and offering spoons full of sugar out in the bush, we will have a serious problem.

Asparagus was delightful, some guilt attached to my enjoyment though as I noticed when prepping that it came from Mexico.
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Re: When do/don't 'breathable/waterproof' jackets work?

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Re: When do/don't 'breathable/waterproof' jackets work?

Postby Ms_Mudd » Tue 02 Mar, 2021 3:31 pm

Better late than never, here are pics as requested.
Very rainy, humid jaunt on Tops to Myall Heritage Trail last week.
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My very inelegant solution for brolly hands free. Works.
I said it was asparagus rubber bands, but maybe it was brocolini?!
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Note brolly. Note rain. Note dodgy but DRY looking walker eating lunch while mapping at a servo. Shoulder pocket evident on pack, the rubber bands are also inside on that side.
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Re: When do/don't 'breathable/waterproof' jackets work?

Postby crollsurf » Tue 02 Mar, 2021 4:50 pm

Helinox Umbrella's can also tie off on your pack. The brolly already comes with a tie in the handle so you just need one extra tie attached to your shoulder strap. Works OK but not great.
I've got the Helinox Umbrella Two, 100g heavier but gives better coverage
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Postby wayno » Tue 02 Mar, 2021 6:06 pm

looking at the murchison mountains
from the land of the long white clouds...
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Re: When do/don't 'breathable/waterproof' jackets work?

Postby wildwanderer » Tue 02 Mar, 2021 8:38 pm

:lol: whats that I spy on your lunch list.. Takeaway coffee, can looking suspiciously like a expresso/caffeine beverage and the muffin soaking up the servo ground petrol for an added boost.

I approve of your method of getting up hills ms mudd!
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Re: When do/don't 'breathable/waterproof' jackets work?

Postby Watertank » Tue 02 Mar, 2021 10:03 pm

Brollies are good in rain and sun, as I found on the Overland a couple of weeks ago...
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Re: When do/don't 'breathable/waterproof' jackets work?

Postby Ms_Mudd » Wed 03 Mar, 2021 12:08 pm

Watertank, I also find mine useful in the sun, if in camp early, I lay my mat out, use it as faceshade and read a book or doze. Also, if it is very hot, it is nice to take my hat off for awhile and use it handsfree so I can vent some heat from my head. I also like it for venturing out at night in the rain (or snow!) for a wee break, much easier than dragging rain gear on and off. So many uses for the humble brolly. Even if we look like dorks. Hope you had fun on the Overland! Looks like you got nice weather, or at least for the very moment that the pic was taken in any case.

wildwanderer wrote::lol: whats that I spy on your lunch list.. Takeaway coffee, can looking suspiciously like a expresso/caffeine beverage and the muffin soaking up the servo ground petrol for an added boost.

I approve of your method of getting up hills ms mudd!


Your observation is indeed correct. When just one source of caffeine won't do....
There were epic hills to be had in the mud and rain, so needed jet power ;-)
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Re: When do/don't 'breathable/waterproof' jackets work?

Postby Dexter » Wed 03 Mar, 2021 1:12 pm

Ms_Mudd wrote:Even if we look like dorks.


I'm not sure I've ever not looked like a dork bushwalking. I embrace it. :D
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Re: When do/don't 'breathable/waterproof' jackets work?

Postby Watertank » Wed 03 Mar, 2021 3:33 pm

Ms Mudd
That photo was one of the few afternoons of sunshine - this photo is probably more accurate...but of course if one is prepared it is all fine weather. An earlier post mentioned Paramo clothing - that is the brand I wore - a Bentu jacket - it was brilliant and despite it appearing to be not up to the task - I didn't get sweaty or hot
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Re: When do/don't 'breathable/waterproof' jackets work?

Postby Ms_Mudd » Wed 03 Mar, 2021 4:55 pm

ha ha, now that is more like what I expected of Tas, Watertank. Great shot
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