Are the old style Irish DPM smocks warm?

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    Post by AndyD on Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:26 am

    I was wondering if the Irish smocks were warm to wear in comparison with the British smocks?

    Has anyone got one that they wear in the cold weather?

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    Post by onward288 on Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:37 am

    Is that the Arktis style ones yes and no totally wind and waterproof when new but i find the lining cold at times when worn without a liner.
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    Post by Raptor on Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:13 pm

    Old style??
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    Post by AndyD on Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:16 pm

    The ones with the hood that doesn't roll away.
    I thought they were the older type?
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    Post by Raptor on Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:33 pm

    Both the 1999 pattern and 2010 have the pertex dropliner and the para cuffs.No internal differences.Both are designed to be windproof not waterproof.We are issued a variety of layers to wear underneath the smock dependent on weather conditions aswell.
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    Post by AndyD on Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:35 pm

    Many thanks.
    I'll give the outside a spray with waterproofing stuff and then try it with a fleece underneath!
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    Post by Raptor on Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:43 am

    To answer the OP's question they are warm enough in mild weather when worn over a t-shirt and shirt.In the field they are usually worn with just a t-shirt or thermal top underneath.
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    Post by saltefanden on Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:27 pm

    Though not waterproof, the Irish smocks I have damn near are; I've made one my permenant winter or fowl weather jacket!
    I miss the neat little fold-down-seat from the earlier version in the newer ones, but a fantastic piece of kit those smocks!

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