I'll give you the blurb from the website and then I'll let you have my take on the jacket, the official product description is as follows and can be found here
Hardcore camo was born out of a passion for fishing, street wear and to reflect carp fishing culture and lifestyle. The same innovative fabrics, the most rugged durable materials, the latest breathable technology and the most protective waterproof garments. This is Hardcore fishing clothing with a new and exciting street edge. Striking camo that blends seamlessly into the fishing environment, a design that gives your bank-wear soul, a brand that lets you create your own style.
- 100% waterproof – seam sealed security
- Breathable and moisture free
- Storm proof hood – ultimate head protection
- Hand and zipped storage pockets
- Rugged ripstop fabrics
- Premium quality zips
|A quality bit of kit|
The hood has a draw string so you can pull it tight around your head in the kind of awful conditions we seem to face for much of the year but there's also a feature that I haven't seen on other similar coats and which I think is a tremendous idea. It's basically a little sleeve which holds the end of the draw string and stops it flapping about (see photo), a very simple idea but in windy conditions those toggles can sting!
|A fantastically simple idea!|
|I look pretty gormless but I think the jacket looks great!|
For me, Thailand aside, it will be an asset to have when just walking around a fishery when I don't want to have my full match fishing regalia on and similarly if I had a dog, it would be ideal to have in the car for when, once again, our unseasonal weather catches me out.
As I said earlier, my first impressions are very, very good (especially at that price) but as they say 'the proof of the pudding....' so I will update on my return from The Land Of Smiles.
Update 23rd August 2013 - Well I've had the jacket for nearly four months now and it's still going strong, it's been to Thailand and back, it's been mullet fishing with me and I wore it for the junior match last weekend when it rained nearly all day. It performed really well and I love all the pockets and keep finding new ones! Still highly recommended and I'll be wearing it to the junior match at Perry St tomorrow.