Ultralight zipless raincoat prototype.

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Ultralight zipless raincoat prototype.

Postby Lamont » Thu 25 Feb, 2021 3:06 pm

First draft. Hood and upper bodice has had three drafts and split in bodice at top no longer required to get my noggin thru'.
Finished version will have adjustable/removable elastic sleeve ends, hood and hem/waist.
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Re: Zipless raincoat prototype.

Postby Eremophila » Thu 25 Feb, 2021 3:28 pm

That floor is FAR too clean.
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Re: Ultralight zipless raincoat prototype.

Postby Bill P » Thu 25 Feb, 2021 10:46 pm

Looks good. Whatcha gunna make the production version out of?
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Re: Ultralight zipless raincoat prototype.

Postby Lamont » Fri 26 Feb, 2021 5:27 am

Bill P wrote:Looks good. Whatcha gunna make the production version out of?

Thanks. Drafting the pattern was a challenge. I have some Silpoly.
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Re: Ultralight zipless raincoat prototype.

Postby andrewa » Fri 26 Feb, 2021 8:50 pm

Good design. Finding the appropriate fabric is the challenge.
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Re: Ultralight zipless raincoat prototype.

Postby crollsurf » Fri 26 Feb, 2021 10:06 pm

Pit zips without the zips would be nice. And why bother with a hoodie when you can wear a hat. Also re ventilation. Maybe more of an opening under the chin. Maybe some padding across the shoulder to keep away the cold. Any chance of seeing that in an XXXL ;)

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Re: Ultralight zipless raincoat prototype.

Postby Lamont » Sat 27 Feb, 2021 6:57 am

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Re: Ultralight zipless raincoat prototype.

Postby Lamont » Wed 24 Mar, 2021 6:10 pm

Bill P wrote:Looks good. Whatcha gunna make the production version out of?

This trial (for seam leakage and wear/tear of seams) synth fabric one below (same pattern as above) has 100 (80 hours odd dry and 20 wet) hours on it as of yesterday and worn over the last four months, mostly under an UL ruckie. Weighs 50 odd gms. Rolled a second hem on the hood last week so it would fit a little better.
I'm pretty pleased with it.
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Re: Ultralight zipless raincoat prototype.

Postby andrewa » Wed 24 Mar, 2021 8:19 pm

What fabric? We all dream of the ultimate breathable wind proof water resistant fabric...l.!
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Re: Ultralight zipless raincoat prototype.

Postby telemarktim » Wed 19 May, 2021 8:02 pm

Hi, Very nice jacket at 50g. Is that made of your silpoly? I have never had any silpoly. Does your silpoly glue with RTV silicone rubber? I am curious to know if it will glue, as I can glue some silnylons but some don't glue so well. Glueing opens up lots of possibilities.

Are you going to share your jacket pattern? I suppose I could get an oversize shirt from the op shop and cut it apart to make my pattern. I would go a for a longer jacket, but that part is easy.

I saw a negative comment about the attached hood, but I think your hood is very valuable. I Backcountry ski and always take a jacket with a hood for bad weather. It may not end up keeping you totally dry but it stops snow going down around the neck and melting on your chest and back. I also can conserve a lot of body heat during blizzards. I even wear my hood under my ski helmet on those great snow days with crap weather. It starts off feeling quite constrictive, but as I focus on my skiing, I forget that I have it on my head until I take the gear off at the end of the day.

It is had to see in the photo below, but the hood of the blue jacket is fitted inside my ski helmet. Just so unlikely but so warm and comfortable even during very active day-long skiing in blizzards.

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You are on the right track and Keep up the good designs, Tim
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Re: Ultralight zipless raincoat prototype.

Postby Lamont » Thu 20 May, 2021 10:16 am

G'day Tim thanks for the nice words. The green hoody isn't the permanent WP SP I'll use. I haven't got around to making the SP version yet as I haven't seen much rain-if we get a deluge I'll get back on it. :D When I have a crack at glueing the version, if it works I'll update.
The pattern is draughted by me. Took quite a while. It's on Christmas paper which was the only sheet I had large enough at the time.
I also draughted a pants pattern for these pants. About 100gms for the ensemble. The two had to be something I would be stupid to leave home without. Both would fit easily in a 200ml tea cup.
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I could not find a pattern for love nor money. Used a bit of tissue and baking paper to start off. Your idea sounds a good one with an OP Shop item. I'll cut the rain version to cover most of my shorts/crutch.
The hood is brilliant and made to suit me and the key to the whole shmozzle. As it's intended to encourage some mechanical venting. The neck opening is large enough to pull the hoody on whilst wearing my peaked cap (below) so gives a nice amount of internal venting as air from the body can vent up and out the hood-that is not fitted tight to my face. I cut the hood to go with this hat. https://www.patagonia.com.au/products/d ... -28756-blk
Whether it's enough with the permanently WP version - I'm looking forward to try it and see. :D
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Re: Ultralight zipless raincoat prototype.

Postby telemarktim » Thu 20 May, 2021 4:38 pm

Hi Lamont, Please post more when you make the real one and let us know if the silicone rubber glue works.
I have just commented on some silicone rubber glueing/sealing issues on a stuff bag sealing post:

https://bushwalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=34442
You may be interested.
Keep that hooie and I like your proposed jacket length.
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