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  1. #1
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    Default Javlin Jacket...

    So who remembers javlin jackets... Probably only if you were into sailing in the 80's [img]/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] I've still got mine just use it for old jobs. I stopped in amazement when i saw another chap wearing one at the weekend in chi marina. They were probably the first fleece coats... Do they still make them.... Are they making a come back...

    So who on here had one or still wears one

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    Default Re: Javelin Jacket...

    I use to have one until it disintergrated into little balls of fluff and became completely threadbare.

    Hard to believe they were considered "pretty cool".

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    Default Re: Javlin Jacket...

    [ QUOTE ]
    So who remembers javlin jackets... Probably only if you were into sailing in the 80's [img]/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] I've still got mine just use it for old jobs. I stopped in amazement when i saw another chap wearing one at the weekend in chi marina. They were probably the first fleece coats... Do they still make them.... Are they making a come back...

    So who on here had one or still wears one

    [/ QUOTE ]
    The first of this type were the HellyHansen fibre pile jackets, very popular in mountaineering circles from the mid 1970s, I think Javlin came on the scene in the late 70s. I certainly remember buying them for my boys in about 1978. Very hard wearing fabric, still totally cool.
    Ken McCulloch
    Fulmar 32 'Fingal'

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    Default Re: Javlin Jacket...

    My Javlin jacket has long gone but I still have a pair of the matching warmer pants, in excellent condition vintage 1976 I think,and wore them this winter,found them still very good but they don't really 'breathe' so can get very hot.

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    Default Re: Javlin Jacket...

    Never mind the jackets, I remember the Javelin adverts with a young lady that apparently had trouble zipping hers up..

    SWMBO has a wind and showerproof Javelin to this day but now relegated to winter in the yard. I had a matching one but inflation over the years meant it was dumped as no longer fitting me. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
    Sermons from my pulpit are with tongue firmly in cheek and without any warranty!

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    Default Re: Javlin Jacket...

    My pal still wears his....ancient, threadbare and scruffy....and the jackets is no better.

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    Default Re: Javlin Jacket...

    My Javlin Jacket still does service on board...ok, it is well past its prime (many would say like its owner!), BUT when it is grotty and you have a messy job to do (mid season scrub for instance!) it still serves its purpose. Also got a wind and waterproof Javlin Jacket that due to the ravages of time appears to have shrunk, but does fit SWMBO so also still in service!
    I wish they would move mornings to a more convenient time of the day...

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    Default Re: Javlin Jacket...

    I still use mine regulary. I wish they werer still made, but they went out of business about 3 years ago. I have had mine now for at least 15 years - not bad for a heavily worn item! Still nothing that directly replaces them out there.

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    Default Re: Javlin Jacket...

    I couldn't afford a Javelin when they came out but managed to by a similar look alike which is still reatianed for the painting jobs in colder weather.
    Peter

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