Need Essentials - how they wearing?

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Need Essentials - how they wearing?

Postby morris » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:31 pm

As the topic asks - how are the seams etc?

Seen that they get lots of lovely reviews straight off, but how are they fairing after a winter?
Holding up well or budget beginning to show?

Thanks!
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Re: Need Essentials - how they wearing?

Postby Tomdiddlybomb » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:52 am

I've utterly abused my 5'4 hooded this winter, and so far the only real issues are the elastic that pulls down the chest flap getting a bit worn, and the rubbery grippy bit inside one of the cuffs came halfway off and I had to glue it back down. I'll take a small amount of maintenance I can do myself for that price!
seams are still nearly airtight... but I've not felt any leaks in water down to about 8 celcius so that's alright by me
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Re: Need Essentials - how they wearing?

Postby morris » Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:47 pm

Thanks for the review - think I'm sold. Though realistically, it's too close to the end of winter to justify a new winter suit, so will have to get the blackwitch out again to slow down some of the worst leaks and hope the prices haven't risen by too much next autumn.

(one weekend of sunshine and thoughts of summer start to pop up....)
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