Gortex waterproofs


Got a sexy set of DPM gortex waterproofs issued yesterday. Now i've seen lots of people wearing them as an outer layer but would i be right in thinking that they should actually be worn under your normal smock? Also the label calls them an "Inner" and they don't have any pockets.
Mmmm, whats the point of wearing them under though?
Your kit would still get wet...
Besides waterproofs are for poofs :D


Why make them DPM if they are an undergarment? Never wore the trousers though.
Rockhopperst4 said:
would i be right in thinking that they should actually be worn under your normal smock?



So how do you get to all the stuff in your smock pockets then? They would keep your base layer dry if worn underneath. Dunno why they would be dpm, just seems odd to issue an outer layer that has no pockets


Agree with the pockets thing but it does save farting about when putting and taking off.

Why this attitude that they are for wimps? Any fool can be wet and miserable after all...
open the jacket :D plus on most there is a zip so you can get to your pockets without opening the jacket. You can also find some gortex jackets that have pockets and a rankslide.
Agreed never wore the trousers either.


War Hero
suits_U said:
You can also find some gortex jackets that have pockets and a rank slide.

They are for POL fellas. The jackets (and salopettes) do not create static electricity (the normal ones do) which allegedly causes fuel to go bang!

I was under the impression the gortex top was to go under the field jacket, hence no rank slide. But I've also seen people wearing the fuelly ones instead of the normal ones :)


I thought the idea was that as an inner you can still get to all the stuff in your pockets, the jacket dries fairly quickly, and it prevents the Gortex rustle, that recruits are so famous for.
Rustling witterproofs!, an old wives tale. If the en can hear your gortex over the rain, there too dam close.

Just wear them over the top and crack on. The reason they don't have pockets is probably more to do with budgets and cost, than owt else.
pre goretex waterproofs could be heard 3 miles away to be fair though, may aswell have wrapped yourself in Walkers wrappers.


Mine has pockets and a rank slide anyway, I was always told to wear them outside. It's not that rustly anyway.


The latest issue ones have chest pockets and the slide. They are in the same DPM pattern as the combat jacket and trousers, rather than a different one, like the 95 waterproofs were.
i seem to remember that this topic was done to death on another forum a few months ago. the general consensus was that you should wear them as you see appropriate at the time i.e almost always over unless you are so close to the enemy that they can hear your gortex. personally i don't think it really matters about the pockets on the outside as you are hardly going to transfer everything from your jacket pockets to your waterproof pockets and then back again every time it rains. the trousers are only any good on the range

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