Nomad Smock or Swedteam Titan Pro?

BIG DADDY

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Folks

for general stalking; hill and lowland, what would be the general opinion on these two smocks, any preferences or advice what to spend my hard earned on? I know both are top end and expensive but having recently been out in particularly bad weather I have discovered my current jacket is not up to the task.

Many thanks
 

monarman

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my past experience of nomad is holds water like a sponge and gets heavy, and you WILL sweat under extertion regardless! I,ve used the beretta dws goretex jacket when I worked on the hill ans now during lowland work, and can honestly say its done me proud! and by hill I mean glenstrathfarrar so wet and windy indeed! and snow!
They do a green version for around 200 quid or cheaper, I know crockharts at blairgowrie sold them and you can get them off ebay, I have an optifade one and previous to that I had the apg version which I had on the hill. I sold the apg one as it was a large and I lost a bit of weight and went for a medium optifade which at the time was 270 quid from Glasgow fieldsports.
The titan pro looks a good jacket, I would like to give one a good trial myself but very expensive for what it is and would say it is more suited to hill terrain than lowland due to its colour. Another thing with nomad is that it goes darker when it's wet.

If you are only choosing between the titan and the nomad, I would go with the titan.
 

hunterscabin

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i would have to disagree with the above comments .
I wear nomad gear all year round and it does not hold water and by no means get heavy.
yes they are top end clothing but they will out last anything else out there .
pm me if you want some prices

steve
 

deerstalker.308

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i would have to disagree with the above comments .
I wear nomad gear all year round and it does not hold water and by no means get heavy.
yes they are top end clothing but they will out last anything else out there .
pm me if you want some prices

steve

Ah but a cynic would also point out that you might be biased as yousell them too........ Just sayin......:D
​ Have you thought about swazi tahr? I bought one this year and wouldn't stalk without it now. Similarly priced as well.
 

BIG DADDY

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Thanks for replies folks, I had ruled out the swazi due to tax, sizing (trying one for fit) etc, but if you can convince me otherwise?
 

tommy r

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just got a stealth tweed nomad smock my self on ebay £270 yet to test it, but the quality is second to none . stalking this weekend so will let you know how it goes.
 

mark-joppa

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just got a stealth tweed nomad smock my self on ebay £270 yet to test it, but the quality is second to none . stalking this weekend so will let you know how it goes.

I have had a stealth tweed nomad smock for a about a year and yet to have real test.I was away on a father and son trip with the cubs at Lochgoilhead Argyll and it got a testing for three days ,it ****ed down not stop.I have to say it passed with 5 stars.I can agree it does hold the water along the bottom edge but it was raining very,very hard.
 

Mauser243

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Another nomad smock user, keeps you dry no probs, water always runs down to bottom edge so you need something on bottom that's also water proof, (which you would do anyhow) bottom of cuffs have a tendency to have water around them, all in all good piece of kit, coupled up with the salopettes when sitting around there is nothing warmer or dryer in my opinion.
​George.
 

Blackrider

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Had a Nomad smock for a short while now and I've used it three times stalking. Its not faced heavy (Scottish) rain yet only showers which it coped with fine.
However it did let in damp on the elbows when crawling thorough wet heather !
Something to watch out for in future may be ?

I'm back up there this weekend and the forecast's not good so we'll see how it fares ! :-|
 

redandroe

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i would have to disagree with the above comments .
I wear nomad gear all year round and it does not hold water and by no means get heavy.
yes they are top end clothing but they will out last anything else out there .
pm me if you want some prices

steve
Cant agree with this. My Nomad clothing has now given up and lets water in in the lightest showers. It does hold water.....badly. At first it completely keeps the water out but the external layer of the fabric soaks up water, making it heavy. They are warm but they are not the best.
 

marrajack

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I have an old nomad zipped fleece that must fifteen years old, that is still 100per.cent waterproof apart from zip I replaced three years ago. I also have a smock three years old that has faced some awful weather on a regular basis, still waterproof - only draw back is it holds water on the draw cord, pockets where it is doubled and feels damp next day - also quad rider needs some zip pockets on it
 

NickJ

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I have had my ex-demo Nomad smock for about 7 years and I rate it as first class. I find it breathes as well as any other gear I have owned inc goretex DPM smocks.

It has been thoroughly tested in snow and rain on the hill and in the forest. It gets worn at least once a week in generally wet parts of Britain. It has been in the washing machine about 20 times and still just as waterproof.
 
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