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Old October 07, 2019, 08:13   #1
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Sarma vs Arktis smocks?

I am wanting to upgrade my smock and have narrowed it down to one of these two. They are both very similar and I think the main differences are that the Arktis has a windproof inner layer over parts of it and its hood also has an integral face veil. The windproof layer appeals to me but I would like to hear from any one who has owned either or both of these as to what your thoughts are. Not that it matters much but I will be getting OD Green. I know there are other less expensive brands that make this same style of smock but I want to stick to a quality brand so I am not considering the lesser priced options. There is one other that as I think of it I guess I am still considering and that is the German Leo Kohler. It seems to be about identical to the sarma. Thanks if you have any experience you can share with these products.

Arktis B211 Smock
Sarma TST Recon Smock
Leo Kohler Smock

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Old October 07, 2019, 12:44   #2
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If you are not wedded to the idea of OD green, Brit MTP smocks can be had on fleabay for 40 pounds and up. I bought one and it's absolutely tops. Added a couple coats of DWR and it does fine as a rain jacket. I've worn it extensively in the bush here in Arizona, as well as Nevada and Utah. It cuts the wind superbly. If you were at all handy, they can be dyed easily.
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If you are not wedded to the idea of OD green, Brit MTP smocks can be had on fleabay for 40 pounds and up. I bought one and it's absolutely tops. Added a couple coats of DWR and it does fine as a rain jacket. I've worn it extensively in the bush here in Arizona, as well as Nevada and Utah. It cuts the wind superbly. If you were at all handy, they can be dyed easily.
Yes, I know. But I am wedded to the OD Green. That British Smock you speak of was the original of this style made by Artkis. Thanks though.
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Thats a lot of money for something that isnt waterproof.
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