Oilcloth dusters

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  1. Lazarusaurus

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    Sorry if this has been covered, but I haven't seen anything on here. I had a full length duster and recently replaced it with a shorter barn coat length. Love mine. Durable, and I've never had another coat that keeps the rain and wind at bay like these.
     
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    I always wanted one....almost bought one when I was working in Australia, but I was limited in funds and poor at the time so I didn't want to waste money on something I really didn't need. If I lived out west I'd probably own one now, but would viewed as nut job by the locals if I wore one where I live now. (not that I don't look like a nut job to them now anyways lol)
     
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    I had one when I was younger and loved it.
     
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    I dont have one but I'd really like Filson picker coat in ten cloth. Just can't justify a $600 coat no matter how bad I wish I had one.
     
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    The Outback Oilskin ones are quite good and reasonably priced. You can often get a new or like new one on Ebay for a great deal.

    In my opinion the shorter Bush Ranger or the Swagman is more appropriate for the woods. You can get a shearling liner for the Bush Ranger and long dusters.

    They also have oilskin over pants.
     
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    Still got mine from 25 years ago. I need ta drag it out and use it. It was great in the woods, especially in the rain. joe
     
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    GREAT weather protection ... that stuff

    been happily wearing Kakadu products for years

    still have the Duster

    the Walkabout pants & Nelson jacket worked well and kept me dry up to about 65mph(fast enough in the rain) and they are still keeping another rider dry today

    they have a proprietary refinishing wax that is easy to use when the finish gets worn thin like in the seat of my old riding pants

    been giving the shorter jackets a hard look lately
     
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    I opted for the oil skin poncho over the duster. I just like ponchos better.
     
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    I wager, you would have an overwhelming desire to go to Northfield, MN.
     
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    Full length dusters make a decent emergency blanket too. I’ve stayed nice in toasty under one in my youth.
     
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    Step out of the box @Primordial become a trendsetter :)
     
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    I'm with @Riverpirate , I use a oilskin poncho over a Asbell wool poncho. If it's real bad I have oilskin over pants. I've had oilskin Filson, it was too confining and trapped too much moisture.
     
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    The ranger is the one I had. I couldn't remember the company's name though. It was a great coat in the rain and snow even with high winds it keeps you warm and dry.
     
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    My dad had a duster before he passed. He got it for working in Chicago during his time in the private sector. The thing was amazing, over built, tough and warm. Unfortunately it was 4 sizes too big for me.
     
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    I have an Outback Trading Deer Hunter oilskin Coat. It is hip length. Its about 7/8 years old and is bomb proof for wet/snow cold weather wear.
     
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    I have 2 oilskinsfull length! The first one I got from my wife for our two year anniversary! That was 23 years ago! The second one I got from my father after he passed! His was brown and the one my wife got me is black !
    I absolutely love them both! Put on my Swiss wool sweater and lined jeans and a wool cap and I can go out in any weather!
     
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    I'll be the voice of dissent; I've had waxed cotton from Filson (US), Barbour (UK), Kakadu (AUS), Swanndri (NZ), Norsewear (NZ), Burke and Wills (AUS), and Outback (AUS), and I didn't find any of them to be waterproof enough for sustained rain. I thought the Filson double tin cloth was the most waterproof of the bunch, but the double layer just meant water took longer to seep inside. With a proper layer underneath (wool or fleece for instance) you might not mind this slow seep, but it was there none the less. I still have a special place in my heart for waxed canvas, but I don't wear it in really inclement weather anymore.
     
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    Got two Outback Oilskin Rangers. One XXL, one XL. The XXL is great when layering over baselayers and Carhartt bibs, with a lined hoodie between the bibs and oilskin. The other is what I wear most days with the fleece lined hoodie under. Great at keeping out wind and rain/snow/wet. Also wear one of their oilskin hats.

    I bought their liner, gave it away. Liners without sleeves are useless around her, IMHO. Since most of what I do is head to work or home I don't need to add layers, just a warm coat. No sleeves means cold arms. Now, if I'm hiking a good vest over layers under the oilskin is perfect, as my arms already have one or two layers covering 'em. I should point out that my work clothes (convenience store) uniform has short sleeve shirts, so when going to/fro I want warm sleeved coat.
     
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