The Lure Forums banner
1 - 11 of 11 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,008 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I'm off up to Alnwick on Saturday for the annual Greys / Hardy sale looking for a wading jacket. I gave them a call asking if the G-Series or GRXi jackets were going to be in. He told me he wasn't sure but thought there was going to be some Hardy EWS jackets in the sale.

Does anyone know anything about the EWS range or had any experience with them. The write up on the Hardys site looks good but would like to hear something first hand if possible.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,047 Posts
Sorry Broony, I've not read or heard anything about those ones. Garry Evans will do that Scierra Canyon one I reported on for £50 + £6.99 overnight delivery if they don't have anything for you up there at Alnwick...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,218 Posts
broony said:
I'm off up to Alnwick on Saturday for the annual Greys / Hardy sale looking for a wading jacket. I gave them a call asking if the G-Series or GRXi jackets were going to be in. He told me he wasn't sure but thought there was going to be some Hardy EWS jackets in the sale.

Does anyone know anything about the EWS range or had any experience with them. The write up on the Hardys site looks good but would like to hear something first hand if possible.
Broony, most of the time, a fishing specific jacket is not the best at keeping you comfortable and dry or being good value. Check out other clothing ranges.....mountain jackets/kayak cags....check out your local 'TK MAXX' (sorry mods if blantant advertising is out here), you can get some great deals there on times.

BTW, most sites will not write a poor report about their own products :evil:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,008 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
softie said:
Broony, most of the time, a fishing specific jacket is not the best at keeping you comfortable and dry or being good value. Check out other clothing ranges.....mountain jackets/kayak cags....check out your local 'TK MAXX' (sorry mods if blantant advertising is out here), you can get some great deals there on times.

BTW, most sites will not write a poor report about their own products :evil:
I know what you mean. I've been snowboarding for about 15 years so have lots of old jackets that I use for my winter fishing etc. They are good but often are more water resistant rather than properly water proof and can be a bit bulky for casting.

The reason I'm after a wading jacket specificly is the features you usually get on them like snug neoprene cuffs to keep your arms dry, a decent hood that fits your head well so you are not blind when you look left and right and plenty of pockets. I've tried on the GRXi jackets and they feel spot on, just hope they are in the sale on saturday.

I don't know if the fella on the phone got mixed up but he reckoned the EWS jackets were going to be £35, reduced from £199. Sounds too good to be true but a mate went up last year and got a full fly outfit for less then £50.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11,810 Posts
Broony, may be worth you reading my thread on "staying dry" before you make your mind up, and part with your hard earned cash . . . .
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11,810 Posts
broony said:
hmmm I see. If they are cheap as chips I might go for one, if not then the Scierra Canyon looks tempting. Need to have a hood for up here.
For light rain & cold, the GRXi is fine. But i don't find it the best when in heavier rain (or working around rocks when there's a chance of a good spray from a wave). Horses for courses.

As you said above, if they are cheap, i'd deffo get one for the armoury.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
253 Posts
softie said:
broony said:
I'm off up to Alnwick on Saturday for the annual Greys / Hardy sale looking for a wading jacket. I gave them a call asking if the G-Series or GRXi jackets were going to be in. He told me he wasn't sure but thought there was going to be some Hardy EWS jackets in the sale.

Does anyone know anything about the EWS range or had any experience with them. The write up on the Hardys site looks good but would like to hear something first hand if possible.
Broony, most of the time, a fishing specific jacket is not the best at keeping you comfortable and dry or being good value. Check out other clothing ranges.....mountain jackets/kayak cags....check out your local 'TK MAXX' (sorry mods if blantant advertising is out here), you can get some great deals there on times.

BTW, most sites will not write a poor report about their own products :evil:
No problem there softie i don't class that as advertising as you have no interest in the company however if you worked for them or owned them that would be different
telling people where to get things for a decent price is one of the things were here for
thanks for the input dai
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
357 Posts
I have a Hardys lightweight (Summer) wading jacket (about £70) Can't rebember what model it is, has no pockets and the zipps really don't like sea water.

Use a Rapala wading jacket the rest of the time and the zipps are holding up ok.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,008 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Got a g series jacket RRP£100 for £30 so can't complain. My mate got some GRX waders and boots for £100, so both of us a pretty happy.

If it doesn't hold up then I'll have another look about then. Thanks for the help.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,047 Posts
Broony, sounds like it was worth the trip as those are both good deals - can't go far wrong at that sort of money. Let us know how it fares next season...
 
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
Top