Warm kit options

#1
Having recently had my Softie pile shirt robbed off me, (perhaps by a bunch of cadets as they were in the area) along with my day sack. I am getting around to replacing these items.

I am considering buying a softie, but these are on issue now, hence cheap on ebay. Are they any good?

Also can i have some pointers to other alternatives, people might be using.

At the moment i am facing using my wooley pulley and scrim net as a scarff.
 
#4
I understand Royal Marines have been issued something along these lines. I have not.
 
#6
In that case I have seen one and thought they looked a bit shit to say the least

Not used one in anger though so appearences could be deceptive
 
#10
Brian, was it you who said you are in Vancouver?
Should be some warm kit about there
 
#11
The issue kit is ok, but its toss when wet, bite the bullet and get yourself a buffalo, warm when wet and the large pockets are very usefull, :D

ref cadets, if you catch em robbing kit, publicly hang em, its the only way to get the message across........ :twisted:
 
#12
Got one for telic 3 .Cheap imitation softie not that bad but wouldnt spend my own money on it .Bufalos,softies orgortex windstoppers rversible fleece if your rich . Buffaflo shirts very hard wearing had one for 5 years ugly piece of kit but will keep you warm and dry (wish i hadnt given it away) softies very warm and comfortable like wearing a doss bag .
 
#15
If you want a mid layer top that is still warm when wet then buy a Marks and Spencer's woolly jumper (not a a pink one). It may look a bit harry but when was the last time you saw a sheep wearing Goretex???
 
#17
The buffalo jackets are awesome, double zipped uber warm, but hard to get for under a hundred, I love my shirt, but its a pain to take on and off...
 
#18
cheers for all the advice,

As for me being in vancouver, this is true however, all the warm kit is civie and pink and bright blue. They have no military well about 6 out here so no surplus stores.
 
#19
BRIAN said:
cheers for all the advice,

As for me being in vancouver, this is true however, all the warm kit is civie and pink and bright blue. They have no military well about 6 out here so no surplus stores.
No surplus stores? Sure there are. 3 Vets in Vancouver, and one or two others. Urban Military (on King George Highway I think) There should be one in North Vancouver, and one in New Wesminster. Check the telephone directory.
 
#20
cheers for the advice, but my bags are already full of MEC kit so no room for warm kit. Plus i am going to get a Buffalo when i get back.

U Canadian then.
 
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