Reply to "Modifying the '95 Pattern Windproof Smock"

Linz posted:
Diz posted:

 

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.

A common problem that happened to me on numerous occasions was the button from the old parka back epaulette strap (can it still technically be called that if it's on the back vice the shoulder) hanging me up on the drying lines going in and out of an arctic tent...

Joined sometime in 2008.                  Live in Canada.        

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