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    Loden Cape

    I have always been an admirer of the Loden Capes when seen being worn by German hunters but never, so far, had the b***s to get one to wear - until now.
    I saw one on the Askari web site reduced to half price so fell for it and took the plunge.
    When it arrived I tried it on and walked around the house and felt like a right plonker and thought well it doesn't do anything for me so chucked it in the boot of the car for that 'maybe one day' time.
    That 'maybe one day' time came yesterday.
    Between the showers I decided to take my dog out for a walk on the Plain and by the time I got there the showers had turned to 'stair-rods' and it really chucked it down.
    As I was only wearing a showerproof fleece and there was nobody about to take the P, I decided to try my Cape :-)
    I tell you what, it was fantastic.
    I walked out in the open and just stood there for a while in the pouring rain, my dog wondered what was up but wasn't bothered by the rain and carried on running around.
    I was able to use my walking stick under the cape and it was long enough to keep my knees and the back of my legs dry.
    The material isn't particularly thick but it kept the wind out and after three quarters of an hour the rain hadn't seeped through.
    I think there is an Art in wearing such a thing as a cape because I kept 'losing' my arms !!
    The idea is to swing your arms out and bring them round with the cape, once I got used to it, I found it brilliant, not quite brilliant enough to wear to town shopping but ideal for the countryside.
    So from now on I may be known as the 'Caped Crusader'

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    Aye , I have heard about old buggers like you using your 'walking stick 'under your Cape on plains and commons !!!! Only kidding! I have also the same reservations about wearing in public , but they do tick all the box's for stalking , maybe one day !

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    It has lots of potential for other activities other than stalking ;-) due to the room underneath
    It is also handy as a nice wrap round blanket in a high seat.
    Last edited by EMcC; 01-07-2016 at 13:25.

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    I still see a lot of them being used usually as hand me downs from father jaeger have not seen one in a shop for years now.
    Mine is a Yugoslavian army sentry jobbie and works well colour is in brown khaki with a button on hood.

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    Now if mine had a hood it would be the dogs danglies.
    Just imagine, sat down, cape around you knees, hood up and pulled down to your eye line, collar up to your nose, brilliant, you'd look just like a pile of green foliage with eyes.

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    Any details on where you got it Eddie ?
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    So from now on I may be known as the 'Caped Crusader'
    Or...no offence meant and I hope none taken...the "Fritz...the Ambling Felt Foreskin of Amesbury".

    I have to say EmcC you've got more "neck" than me. Now...a good gas cape...that's a whole different thing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pierred View Post
    Any details on where you got it Eddie ?
    I got mine from the Askari web site, although they are in Germany they have a UK contact No for any queries or for advice.
    I have had quite a bit of stuff from them in the past and whenever I have had any problems and items need to go back, they arrange collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pierred View Post
    Any details on where you got it Eddie ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by enfieldspares View Post
    Or...no offence meant and I hope none taken...the "Fritz...the Ambling Felt Foreskin of Amesbury". I have to say EmcC you've got more "neck" than me. Now...a good gas cape...that's a whole different thing...
    I might have some neck but not enough to go to Amesbury, Amesbury people eat babies and strangers, so I have heard
    I met a guy once at Heathrow, we were all going on a driven boar trip and although he was one of our party he stood aside.
    He was wearing all the kit, Loden cape, Loden trousers and the Woodsmen hat complete with boar hair tassle attached and surrounded by badges.
    From his attire and reticence to join our conversation I assumed (wrongly) that he was German so approached him and welcomed him to our group in my best high German.
    What a shock I got when he answered with a broad Yorkshire accent !!
    The reason he kept himself to himself was that he was the only member of our group from the St Hubertus club and felt there might have been some resentment for some strange reason, there wasn't and we all got on together once the ice was broken.
    It just goes to show tho, how people wrongly, judge others by their attire.
    I shall probably wear mine more in the Winter when it's dark ;-)

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