Reply to "Modifying the '95 Pattern Windproof Smock"

Diz posted:

I'm surprised nobody busted my nuts for shit-canning the Canadian buttons.  I really love them, but I figured for cold weather ops, with gloves and mitts, this might be the easiest way to get in and out of them.  Also wanted to streamline the top flaps a little bit.  

OK.

In a past millennium I thought the buttons were cool.  When I had the chance & $, I ordered one in OD- with all the works & jerks: pocket D rings, interior pockets...and taped large buttons.  With the pockets & the poachers in particular, some of the slivering activities could be done with out webbing. 

So I tried it.  Tools, consumables & water went well.  The big buttons were a bust.  Every bit of wire, thin cord or vine found them.  One even got jammed in a crack or rock gap and had to carefully cut off.

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