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    Default Quaker gear

    Anyone with actual experience ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slackjawedyokel View Post
    Anyone with actual experience ?
    Yep. My gear at my #1 POC FD is Quaker. What would you like to know.
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    Okay then, here we go. My gear is like 4 years old and when I first got it I absolutely hated it. It was stiff and seemed bulkier than any other gear I had used. After being beaten up at some fires, and washed a few times it softened up and isn't too bad now. It seems to be wearing well and has taken heat okay, no damage so far anyways.

    But to be honest it would not be my first choice. I would take Bristol, Globe G-Xtreme, or Morning Pride over it because of comfort. If price is the motivator I understand. It was cheaper than Bristol, what my #1 POC FD had used previously. There was so much griping about the Quaker that the next year we went back to Bristol but the 7 of us are stuck until we wreck the Quaker.
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    what outer shell material did yall have?
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    We are a pretty low budget so price is a factor. Having said that ,protection ranks first followed by durability and comfort is a distant third. We have had good luck with advance outer shell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slackjawedyokel View Post
    what outer shell material did yall have?
    To be honest I will have to check what the shell material is. I was not involved at all in the speccing of this gear. If you were to ask me to guess I would say PBI since it is gold, but I will check tomorrow and let you know.
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    Sorry I didn't get to the firehouse today. I had a wonderful time freezing my a z z off working in the yard trying to get the new dog pen finished...Man I hate winter!!
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    We have been running Quaker for 4 years now. Like Fyred said, it is a little stiff until used and washed some. As far as wear and durability, we can't see anything. It is wearing just as well, if not better than the Globe we got at the same time. Like you, cost is huge.
    Outer = 7.0 O.S.Y. Advance
    Moisture = GoreTex RT71000 on Nomex
    Vapor = 7.6 O.S.Y. Caldura Silver NP

    I only know that because I am looking at the label. We are buying more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuntPA View Post
    We have been running Quaker for 4 years now. Like Fyred said, it is a little stiff until used and washed some. As far as wear and durability, we can't see anything. It is wearing just as well, if not better than the Globe we got at the same time. Like you, cost is huge.
    Outer = 7.0 O.S.Y. Advance
    Moisture = GoreTex RT71000 on Nomex
    Vapor = 7.6 O.S.Y. Caldura Silver NP

    I only know that because I am looking at the label. We are buying more.
    that real close to our specs that we used for quest -advance outer/caldura silver /and crosstec rt7100-I like dealing with the smaller companies if I can, we had good luck with Quest but they sold out. Thanks -and Fyredup -don't make a special trip ,we are still in the "planning" stages
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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    Sorry I didn't get to the firehouse today. I had a wonderful time freezing my a z z off working in the yard trying to get the new dog pen finished...Man I hate winter!!
    I thought you were going to buy a case of all-bran and ensure and relocate to a warmer climate when you retired.

    I was going to give you crap about it being so cold in sunny Wisconsin, but you guys were colder than us today!
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    Quote Originally Posted by conrad427 View Post
    I thought you were going to buy a case of all-bran and ensure and relocate to a warmer climate when you retired.

    I was going to give you crap about it being so cold in sunny Wisconsin, but you guys were colder than us today!
    We have to wait until Division 2 step daughter graduates high school...

    It was DAMN cold here yesterday afternoon. I finally surrendeered and gave up on the fencing project because I couldn't feel my fingers anymore. Back at it today. It is warmer, mid 20's. Where we were looking in Tennessee the temps for the coming week are all 40's and 50's, t-shirt weather!
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