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Offline Stanster

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Proquip PX5 waterproofs.
« on: Aug 03, 2017, 09:56:14 »
Anyone have these ?

Given a lifetime guarantee and reasonably priced too.

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Re: Proquip PX5 waterproofs.
« Reply #1 on: Aug 04, 2017, 10:22:45 »
Quite under rated brand these days. Used to be top f the tree with Sunderland years ago, but the new boys like GG have gone past them due to the use of GoreTex and their more modern styling and cut. I'd certainly consider them though, the new ranges look good value for money. They still supply the Euro Ryder cup team with Waterproofs I think so they must be waterproof and comfortable at least.

Still remember the debacle at Celtic Manor in 2010 when the US Team's waterproofs leaked like a sieve due to all the embroidery they put on them, and they had to go to the Merchandise tent and but the ProQuip Euroteam suits in a different colour to play in the afternoon. Nice work Mr Pavin!
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Re: Proquip PX5 waterproofs.
« Reply #2 on: Aug 04, 2017, 22:23:55 »
I am sure I had both Proquip and Sunderland waterproofs almost 30 years ago that used Goretex.  What GG, Cross and others did was produce my stylish waterproofs, market them better (for all the teeth gnashing regarding British 'commercialisation of our research one area we really fall down in is marketing) and also use cheaper alternatives to Goretex. 

Personally I still love Proquip and Sunderland (although I do own Cross also) and would recommend; in fact both offer great value for money compared to GG and Cross in particular but there is a perception that expensive equals better that as we know is not always true.
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Re: Proquip PX5 waterproofs.
« Reply #3 on: Aug 05, 2017, 10:51:03 »


No, not always true but more often than not....... :eyebrow:  Galvin Green, though more expensive, is appreciably better than all the others you've mentioned.....by a country mile.
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Re: Proquip PX5 waterproofs.
« Reply #4 on: Aug 05, 2017, 14:13:17 »
I did say not always true and although GG is very good indeed are they better value for money?  I guess that is always a personal opinion whatever the goods being discussed.
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Re: Proquip PX5 waterproofs.
« Reply #5 on: Aug 05, 2017, 21:41:52 »
I did say not always true and although GG is very good indeed are they better value for money?  I guess that is always a personal opinion whatever the goods being discussed.

Of course..... you are absolutely correct......is an Audi better than a Kia ? No doubt in my mind.....and are Titleist clubs better than Benross ? Again.....I'd have to say yes......so for me, it's three out of three here ! 😜 Seriously, all joking apart, if, like me   Golf Waterproofs are a vital part of your golfing kit, then farting around with cheaper alternatives is false economy.....pay for the best and buy GG. Sales pitch over !!  :chuckle:






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Proquip PX5 waterproofs.
« Reply #6 on: Aug 06, 2017, 17:36:32 »
Sports Direct have Sunice goretex going very cheap so well worth a look.


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Re: Proquip PX5 waterproofs.
« Reply #7 on: Aug 06, 2017, 18:29:23 »
It was sunice goretex trousers that failed.

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Re: Proquip PX5 waterproofs.
« Reply #8 on: Aug 06, 2017, 20:23:36 »
Of course..... you are absolutely correct......is an Audi better than a Kia ? No doubt in my mind.....and are Titleist clubs better than Benross ? Again.....I'd have to say yes......so for me, it's three out of three here ! 😜 Seriously, all joking apart, if, like me   Golf Waterproofs are a vital part of your golfing kit, then farting around with cheaper alternatives is false economy.....pay for the best and buy GG. Sales pitch over !!  :chuckle:



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Re: Proquip PX5 waterproofs.
« Reply #9 on: Aug 06, 2017, 20:50:19 »


100% agreed Graham  :thumbup1:

GG are very good but not as good as they used to be ....and their sizing is a lottery....as some of you guys know I am what is known as a "big unit" (description courtesy of an aussie mate) I do find it very odd that XXL in one jacket is a different size and fit to another even though it is the same manufacturer...including fundamentally things like sleeve length.....but at least they do attempt to address XXL and Tall sizes unlike other brands where XL equals short arms and legs not getting bigger and longer in proportion to the rest of the sizing changes
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Re: Proquip PX5 waterproofs.
« Reply #10 on: Aug 06, 2017, 20:56:46 »
GG is definitely worth the money.

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Re: Proquip PX5 waterproofs.
« Reply #11 on: Aug 06, 2017, 21:11:54 »
GG are very good but not as good as they used to be ....and their sizing is a lottery....as some of you guys know I am what is known as a "big unit" (description courtesy of an aussie mate) I do find it very odd that XXL in one jacket is a different size and fit to another even though it is the same manufacturer...including fundamentally things like sleeve length.....but at least they do attempt to address XXL and Tall sizes unlike other brands where XL equals short arms and legs not getting bigger and longer in proportion to the rest of the sizing changes


I personally find their sizing very consistent in the same material/range but they do, of course, differ from item to item betwwen different garments. Would agree that in their trousers there is fundamental difference in cut however David.

As a rule I find most golf related brands vary hugely in their own size ratings.
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Re: Proquip PX5 waterproofs.
« Reply #12 on: Aug 07, 2017, 11:16:52 »
Having sold numerous waterproof brands I came to the follwing:

Galvin Green: Excellent product and get what you pay for but you can still rip any clothes on bushes and brambles  :chuckle: Although Goretex is lifetime it's likely the fabric will wear out first. If you play in any weather they are the ones for you.

Proquip: Good 2nd tier product. It's the sort of thing I would generally wear as it was more comfortable to play in (yes, i did wear them occasionally). The waterproofing was adequate for most situations and as long as you didn't buy the base product you didn't sweat like a (insert here).

Other brands: Sunderland were excellent but had to find in general. Other companies like Under Armour, Sunice and possibly Nike were improving but not groundbreaking although I read UA have a gore product now.

Find somewhere to try them on first. Layering and cut differentials change the way each garment will suit you. Goes for all brands frustratingly.
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Re: Proquip PX5 waterproofs.
« Reply #13 on: Aug 07, 2017, 11:22:54 »
I agree about GG. I bought a paclite quarter zip top off a sale-rail for about £90 >10 years ago and it's still OK. Being paclite it weighs next to nothing and folds up small in the bag. The only downer is I'm too tight to buy similar quality trousers so the rain runs off the GG top and soaks my (cheap) proquip trousers even faster than they would otherwise.
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Re: Proquip PX5 waterproofs.
« Reply #14 on: Aug 07, 2017, 19:16:59 »
I always buy Goretex based products if I can (the odd emergency otherwise!) and as long as you look after them properly they will remain waterproof.  Secret is to wash them without detergent and certainly no fabric conditioner.  If you do wash them with detergent and fabric conditioner rinse and rinse until none is possibly left.  Then tumble dry.  This ensures the the goretex continues to function as it should.
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