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Originally posted by FreshScum

My XM kit seemed like a good buy at the time but has unfortunately turned out to only be worth what I paid for.

Just out of interest, what was the problem with it? My XM salopettes have lasted far better than a pair of Simpson Lawrence ones brought at the same time & worn for the same number of sea miles (approx 2000), which are now losing their elastic in the straps & are non-waterproof in the 'seat'. And this is in the face of outrageous abuse: we lived onboard for 9 months & never rinsed any of the kit (no spare fresh water), & never even hung them up (no wet locker on a 26 foot cat!) 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote *GM* Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jan 05 at 6:09pm
Originally posted by FreshScum

My XM kit seemed like a good buy at the time but has unfortunately turned out to only be worth what I paid for.

My experience also - I have a pair of fairly porous breathable hightops.  Replaced with Gill ones which cost a bit more but seem to be much better value.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote aliwithad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Jan 05 at 9:28pm
thanks alot for the advice guys! i have finally settled for a musto hpx gortex smock! which i picked up for a bargain 224quid down from 499!!! crazy! many thanks ali.
http://www.tallshipstock.com/DMAX3189.JPG me!!! top left!
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