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Old Friday 7th July 2017, 19:25   #1
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camo smocks

Hi all, sorry if this has been discussed before but just wanted to check your thoughts out on wearing camo gear while birdwatching.

A very good friend of mine who is a serving marine has just gifted me the new pcs windproof smock and a lightweight Gore-Tex jacket in the new MTP camo pattern.

My question is, would people think I'm a Walter Mitty character wearing this type of kit? There are no unit patches or wings or daggers on them and I would never dream of adding these to the smock, I think that is totally unacceptable and I would certainly never add a set of camo trousers either.

I love this kit because it does what it says on the tin and is super warm waterproof and very hard wearing and even if I had paid for the same items from an army surplus store they would still be cheaper and better value then some high end civilian brands.

I was also very lucky to have been given a brand new set of Altberg defenders but as there footwear I'm guessing these are okay to wear?.

They are stunning boots very comfy and highly waterproof and warm I love them .

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Go for it. Its not as if you'll be wearing the matching pants or carrying a sporting rifle to cause other woodland users to look twice.

If however you're not 100% comfortable with it look at the Arktis range of non camo military inspired clothing. Their Falklands Jacket and Sniper Smock in plain olive are both cracking bits of kit.

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Go for it. Its not as if you'll be wearing the matching pants or carrying a sporting rifle to cause other woodland users to look twice.

If however you're not 100% comfortable with it look at the Arktis range of non camo military inspired clothing. Their Falklands Jacket and Sniper Smock in plain olive are both cracking bits of kit.

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Hi Mate

Thanks for taking the time to reply

I do love the Arktis range of stuff they look superb bits of kit I was also checking out these jackets http://www.military1st.co.uk/ku-pcs-...n-ripstop.html they do not look too bad.

I will wear the MTP stuff and see how I get on for now though it is very nice kit and very well thought out I certainly will not be adding pants or rifle though .

I have also just picked up the olive Snugpac elite pile shirt from a retailer who had them in a sale. I know it was a bit early in the year to get one but for the price I just had to snap it up. it is a lovely piece of kit and sits lovely under both the windproof and the Gore-Tex smocks.

I will do a review for this and may do one for the smock and boots when I get time.

Kindest regards

Stu

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