Re: Wax Jackets
Posted by OldGit on December 3, 2017, 9:03 am, in reply to "Wax Jackets"
I re-wax my own, sew up my own. Not hard. Is it worth it? Depends what you want from it. The last wax Barbour I had came from an ex-girlfriend. Lots of holes and ripped. Patched it up and put it on Ebay for 99p. It sold for £22. It wasn't waterproof, it wasn't warm, but it did have kudos, and the buyer was pleased. Would I have another? Never - not at todays stupid prices. Those I still have are countrymans longer jackets - from charity shops.
If you want to stay warm and dry on a bike for hours on end wearing wax cotton - move the bike into the living room.
Speaking of mildew, in the shed there is an ex-WWII despach riders coat in seriously heavy Gaberdine type stuff, dated with the WD arrow 1944. I actually wore it once when riding, and was mightily impressed. But I'll stick to my Dianese for warmth, and a heavy duty pvc over shell for wet. Works for me.
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