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kit-monster 17 3.7k 2 Singapore
16 Nov 2006 2:31PM
I'm after some clothing for lying in wet and muddy woodland - my favourite place for macro photography. I used to take a ground sheet, but it adds to the load and isn't as flexible as I would like. So, I'm after trousers and jacket that are tough, waterproof, breathable and mud proof! Any suggestions - I've seen plenty of shots taken in similar locations. What do you wear?
KatieR 16 6.2k 6
16 Nov 2006 2:41PM
and what's wrong with your gorgeous waterproof salopettes???
Miles Herbert 18 1.9k 4 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2006 2:42PM
Regatta breathable waterproof trousers, a waterproof fleecey jacket, sometimes with a Regatta waterproof jacket over it just to make doubly sure... and waterproof hiking boots.

Have a look here for some ideas.

Oh... and a bin liner or two in the bag just in case!
kit-monster 17 3.7k 2 Singapore
16 Nov 2006 2:45PM
Well . . .

a) They're designed for hiking up winter Munros
b) They're not mud proof
c) They don't have any pockets
d) The knee's aren't reinforced
e) I've lost about 4 stone since I bought them and they're now a bit baggy!
Miles Herbert 18 1.9k 4 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2006 2:47PM
Baggy is good... you can do away with the camera bag and stuff everything down your salopettes! Just don't fall over!
KatieR 16 6.2k 6
16 Nov 2006 2:55PM
Ok, so I won't say anything about them suiting you then ...
keithh 16 25.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
16 Nov 2006 2:56PM
shirt and shorts - wash you and them afterwards...sorted.


Has to be the way.
kit-monster 17 3.7k 2 Singapore
16 Nov 2006 2:59PM
Tried that . . . only one problem . . . tics.
ade_mcfade 16 15.2k 216 England
16 Nov 2006 2:59PM
could get creative with a bin bag or 2?

cheap if you shop at Aldi too
keithh 16 25.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
16 Nov 2006 3:00PM
Then the only way is the Paramo stuff.....tic proof, waterproof, mudproof, windproof and sheep proof.
TeresaH 15 1.1k United Kingdom
16 Nov 2006 3:00PM
Do you really roll around that much? What about a long foam mat?
peter shilton 16 1.1k England
16 Nov 2006 3:00PM
Shirt and shorts!!

and what about us less than superhumans that feel the cold?
peter shilton 16 1.1k England
16 Nov 2006 3:02PM
I actually have some army surplus camouflage stuff. If its good enough for the Army (I think mine is actually Belgian!) then it's good enough to roll around in.
adonoghue 16 522 England
16 Nov 2006 3:05PM
Just tell the missus you are going on a picnic...tell her you will put the food in your camera bag as long as she carries the groundsheet/blanket...then when you get to where you want to go, get her to lay it out, then proceed to unpack your camera, take your shots then spend the next 2 weeks sleeping on the sofa.
KenTaylor 16 3.1k 2 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2006 3:10PM
Lots of gear can be found here. simple over trousers and a cheap jacket should be fine. Its the trousers when kneeling down in the wet that takes the punishment, but wearing the modern quick dry gear it can be ignored.
Ken

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