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#334 - 25/08/06 03:08 AM Re: New Members 2007 need rain gear suggestions
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Registered: 31/01/06
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Loc: Canberra, ACT, Australia
Here's my tuppence worth.

Choice of rainwear is dependent on whether it is windy as well.

Ponchos are great when it is not windy, as are umbrellas, and you get plenty of ventilation.

For windy conditions you can't beat a proper jacket. Most Australians walk in shorts and it doesn't really matter if legs get wet so we tend to use quite long jackets which will just cover the shorts. If it is cold we add a set of thermal (polyproplyne) long johns under the shorts. The outcome is reasonable ventilation and no constriction around the knees. The downside is that your boots fill up. In warmer conditions walking in a pair of bathers is great (I won't suggest walking in the nude [img]http://www.coast2coast.co.uk/ubb/wink.gif[/img] after the past furore). Everything dry in the pack.

For those of you commenting on the heat this summer an umbrella/parasol is great to walk with. Stroll along under shade.
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#335 - 25/08/06 05:47 AM Re: New Members 2007 need rain gear suggestions
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Registered: 07/05/06
Posts: 2013
Loc: Stafford
"Most Australians walk in shorts and it doesn't really matter if legs get wet", yes, but why are legs different from the rest of the body and why not just walk in boots and swimming trunks or bikini if it's not the winter ?

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#336 - 26/08/06 11:21 PM Re: New Members 2007 need rain gear suggestions
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Registered: 01/12/04
Posts: 1750
Loc: Renens, Vaud, Switzerland
Regarding walking in bathers. As my body looks like a peeled potatoe stuck on top of two matchsticks I think that people would object if I walked in less than full gear.

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#337 - 14/10/06 05:30 AM Re: New Members 2007 need rain gear suggestions
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Registered: 28/06/05
Posts: 100
Loc: Lake Havasu City, AZ USA
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Being from Arizona (Havasu) I agree about hiking in the shorts, however, as stated here our temps are different. I finished the C2C in June and had fantastic weather except for one half day and then I was looking for a snorkel! I was wearing Gortex gear top and bottom and it rained so hard that I was soaked clear through. Wear good poly thermals, fleece, and rain gear and plan on getting wet. Enjoy!

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