Goretex: over or under?

#6
Why would you wear it underneath? Surely that defeats the purpose of the goretex and you'll end up sweaty underneath and with a wet smock on top! You might as well leave the goretex at home if you fancy that.
 
#8
I would have thought that, when raining, it was fairly good practice to take off your smock, put it in your daysack, then put your Goretex Jacket on.

Raining stops; reverse sequence.

If nothing else, it stops people, training schools especially, from loading up smocks to the point that you can't tell the fatties with boy breasts from the keenies with 5 x Pamphlets in their Brecon pocket.

You would probably want a shirt on under your smock, but definately an option in Summer.

Flame away...

dpm
 
#9
DPM said:
If nothing else, it stops people, training schools especially, from loading up smocks to the point that you can't tell the fatties with boy breasts from the keenies with 5 x Pamphlets in their Brecon pocket.
What's wrong with carrying things in your pockets?
 
#13
Goretex over until you expect contact, then off and packed away. I remember back in the mid-eighties being "stalked" by 82nd Airborne on an FTX. We heard them about 300m away and were ready to whump them when the moved into what they thought was an FUP but we had designated a killing zone!! Hurrah!
 
#14
StabTiffy2B said:
DPM said:
If nothing else, it stops people, training schools especially, from loading up smocks to the point that you can't tell the fatties with boy breasts from the keenies with 5 x Pamphlets in their Brecon pocket.
What's wrong with carrying things in your pockets?
You can't get to them if your goretex is over the top! :D

And wearing it under is just plain ridiculous.

dpm
 
#15
Isn't it called a "liner, Waterproof, Gortex" hence under...

I think to be fair, it depends on what you are doing, I used to wear mine underneath as it would tear and get cut when working and the smock/jacket protected it also if it had been raining the jacket was already wet so why put a waterproof over the top? If I was in barracks moving from one building to another etc I would put it on over the top.
 
#17
99.9% of the time I would go with putting it on over the top; that way, it keeps you dry! :D

Think about it, if you were out on the Beacons (for example) in civvy street you'd put your goretex on top to keep your kit dry!

Interestingly, in the PXR for last years Cambrian they mentioned that people wearing their goretex under their smocks was a significant cause of cold injuries and general "monging". (I don't think they worded it quite like that, mind) My Plt Sergeant put this down to some "REMF-Spacco-Staff Officer who doesn't know what the **** he's on about"; but personally, I'd disagree. :D
 
#18
definetly over, having spent a miserable day in a snow storm at garelochead ( 4 seasons in one day), smocks got drenched, then the sun came out and, rightly so we ripped off the goretex and when we started to move it was the worst 15-20 minutes of the whole ex, and some brilliant chaffage to boot.
 
#19
Goretex works on the differences in heat. It needs heat to make it breathable. So the closer it is to a heat source (eg; your body), the more breathable it is.

If you put it on over other layers, it will be cooler. And not as breathable. In fact, it won't even be waterproof - just a couple of layers of plastic that will keep you dry in a shower, but after a while will let water through.

So it goes under. "Liner, Waterproof, Goretex". [With an 'e' in the middle - the bloke that invented it was called Gore....]

Doesn't matter what you say - if there is no differential in heat, it don't work - and this is not 'spacko staff officer speak' - its fizzix (which as Jim knows, cannot have its laws changed).

It ceases to work below freezing - as water vapour freezes before passing through the membrane - and blocks it.

When you wash it - give it a good tumble dry to rejuvenate it. This will greatly extend its working life.
 
#20
Old git I know (Stand by) but this appears to relate to the old wet weather gear which you could hear a mile off and instructors used to insist that we wear underneath to deaden the sound of plastic
 

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