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Thread: Ridgeline, nomad or harkila?

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    Ridgeline, nomad or harkila?

    Hi guys,

    I'm sure this has been done to death so forgive me. until today, I was certain that the harkila pro hunter was the way forward and was ready to spend 395 on it.. I've heard a few recommendations for nomad but due to the problems of actually seeing the gear, I didn't go and further with it.

    I went to my local gun shop today and found that they stock some nomad gear as well as ridgeline. I was informed that the nomad is 100% waterproof, windproof and breathable. Guaranteed... It was so light to wear and obviously silent! the ridgeline stuff looked better made with more pockets but was noisier and in a funny khaki colour which seemed a bit light for my liking.

    So.. Whats best? Harkila and nomad are similar price, ridgeline is cheaper but nomad seems just like fleece, is it actually waterproof?

    Cheers,

    FFM

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    i am a full time stalker on the west coast of scotland and have tried swazi/deerhunter/harkila pro hunter / paramo / gortex tweed and nomad. all except nomad have leaked all have been sent back replaced and still leaked. as soon as pressure is applied water comes through.ridgeline looks the same as swazi(new zealand). so all i use is nomad have used it for 7 years no leaks only problem is it is getting expensive.

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    Nomad is waterproof, warm, but gets very heavy when wet and takes an age to dry. Harkila kit is good altho every pair of Harkila trousers I have had have leaked around the arse area after a couple of years. No experience of Ridgeline. The Ridgeline jacket is a copy of the best waterproof jacket ever made (IMO), the Swazi Tahr. My Tahr is now 3 years old and still going strong. Available form either Swazi.com or Ray Mears website.

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    Contact Phillip at Nomad and he will make any adjustments for you, extra pockets etc.

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    Great info guys, I'm interested to hear that nomad gear gets heavy. By the look of the construction I assumed that it repelled the water on the surface opposed to it soaking through to some sort of waterproof layer? I'm still pretty certain I'm going to get a pair of pro hunter trousers. They seem well made and should be waterproof, saying that most thngs are shower or rain proof but what about sitting on your backside for hours proof?!

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    Nomad are fantastic....end of story.

    M

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingfisherman View Post
    Hi guys,

    I'm sure this has been done to death so forgive me. until today, I was certain that the harkila pro hunter was the way forward and was ready to spend 395 on it.. I've heard a few recommendations for nomad but due to the problems of actually seeing the gear, I didn't go and further with it.

    I went to my local gun shop today and found that they stock some nomad gear as well as ridgeline. I was informed that the nomad is 100% waterproof, windproof and breathable. Guaranteed... It was so light to wear and obviously silent! the ridgeline stuff looked better made with more pockets but was noisier and in a funny khaki colour which seemed a bit light for my liking.

    So.. Whats best? Harkila and nomad are similar price, ridgeline is cheaper but nomad seems just like fleece, is it actually waterproof?

    Cheers,

    FFM
    Ok can't comment on Nomad or Harkila but bought a new Buffalo camo NZ Ridgeline suit (Smock top and trousers- see pic below) for Scotland Roe rut. As you can imagine it rained a lot!!

    Yes well made and definitely water proof. But you still sweat like a bar steward in it.. particularly if moving about a lot in summer. I reckon it should be pretty good in winter with warm layers underneath.

    Really depends on what you want it to do? The way I figure it is ...if you want your gear to be really waterproof.. its probably not going to be that breathable. But I don't like getting wet thru and cold, so I settle for a sweaty T-shirt instead or sit still. Difficult for me to sit still for long!

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    nomad clothing is very good but after sales warranty does not exist i know it took 9 months and every excuse to get a pair of trouser fixed.

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    Cheers guys, one question re: harkila is apart from the odd time i go stalking in sub zero temperatures, is this jacket going to be too warm?

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    I have 3 Nomad jackets and until recently a pair of +4's and they go downhill in appearance from day one. One of the zips on a jacket went wrong and Philip had to send it to China (i think) to be repaired and it took 3 months to fix. He loaned me a quadrider smock which i ended up buying. The styling and workmanship of Nomad is very basic with no linings or anything to see where the money has been spent on as they are not cheap... Harkila clothing is also expensive but the workmanship and attention to detail can be seen... between the two, Harkila is leagues ahead and exudes quality where the Nomad just look cheap but they both have thier place in your wardrobe.

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