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Thread: "Stalking clothing" outlets having a laugh!?

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    "Stalking clothing" outlets having a laugh!?

    For about 10yrs I've been buying Milsurp moleskin trousers which cost 12 a pair but recently, the shop I was buying them from has stopped selling them. I went online to look for some decent quality trousers, suitable for stalking, the brand I often see other stalkers wearing is Harkila, so I looked them up............
    SALE!!!! now on......
    only 360.95 for a pair of trousers!
    only 541.45 for a jacket!
    only 351.49 for a pair of wellies!
    only 85.45 for your gloves!
    only 80.70 for a cap
    So you can get kitted out for as little as just 1420.04 while the sale is on
    I knew they were pricey but that is taking the pish surely?

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    With you there, then if you want the rest of the gear....& no permission and need to pay for your stalking.!

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    Aimed at the folk who insist on paying stupid money for scopes they don't need and can't properly use that they then put on stupidly-expensive rifles they don't need and can't properly use
    Last edited by Woodsmoke; 02-02-2015 at 11:51.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodsmoke View Post
    Aimed at the folk who insist on paying stupid money for scopes they don't need and can't properly use that they then put on stupidly-expensive rifles they don't need and can't properly use
    Or for people who don't mind paying for quality. Go and make it for less yourself........? They are very good clothes.
    Opinions are like arseholes....... we all have them, and most of them stink

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    Quote Originally Posted by deerstalker.308 View Post
    Or for people who don't mind paying for quality. Go and make it for less yourself........? They are very good clothes.
    agree. when i divide the cost of my jacket and trousers by the number of years i have had out of them, they become cheap.

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    Seem to have struck a nerve there

    Anyway, I don't agree. Not saying they're not good quality, but there's gear out there that's probably just as good (if not even better) for a fraction of the price. Don't want to get anyone's panties all knotted up, but just because it has 'Harkila' plastered all over it doesn't necessarily mean it's better. Of course, if all anyone uses it for is trips to the local gunshop it makes sense

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    I have to say I am in mixed minds in regards to the gear I Need as i purchase my own stuff for work and dont make a hell of a lot of money so I am on a very very tight budget, I look at some of the prices and I honestly can cry when I see th costs of some the items I actually need.

    My wife recently bought me a pair of Jack Pyke tundra boots for 80 to do me the season, I love these boots but within a couple of weeks they started letting water and got worse and worse I am now having to buy another pair so that will be 160 just for half a season but then I speak to people who have had 1 pair of Le Chameus for the last couple of seasons and still have dry feet .

    on the flip side though,

    I bought a pair of Deerhunter trousers at 30 2 seasons ago and it is only starting to show wear and atleast three times a week they are covered in blood muck an wet as well as whatever else I have wiped on them.

    So go figure

    Budget brands depending on what your buying can be just as good as the big brands but sometimes you just cant beat getting what you pay for.

    Frankly though the OP I agree with also as there is no way on one day can I afford t go buy the kit I need just to keep me warm and dry when I am at work until I properly make some decent money,.

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    I can't help but think that there is some reverse snobbery in some the posts above. With scopes, rifles, clothing I would dare suggest that most of the time one really does get what one pays for.

    To generalise that the expensive gear is made for people who only ever visit the gunshops/don't know what they are doing is insulting and a frankly ridiculous comment. I think Mr Artschool sums it up in the best way. Personally, I like to buy once and cry once. I also like to be warm and dry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitter View Post
    I can't help but think that there is some reverse snobbery in some the posts above. With scopes, rifles, clothing I would dare suggest that most of the time one really does get what one pays for.

    To generalise that the expensive gear is made for people who only ever visit the gunshops/don't know what they are doing is insulting and a frankly ridiculous comment. I think Mr Artschool sums it up in the best way. Personally, I like to buy once and cry once. I also like to be warm and dry.
    quite agree. Terrible thing, envy!
    Opinions are like arseholes....... we all have them, and most of them stink

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    My syndicate had a chap apply to join and he turned up for the initial meeting with boots, socks, trousers, jersey, jacket, braces outside his jersey and cap all made by the bigH and looked like the tags had just been cut off the same day... Anyone else had him apply?

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