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PaintGal
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Posted - 01/14/2017 :  7:48:01 PM  Show Profile Send PaintGal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've loved the look of the duster for ages! I finally decided to get one and went ahead and ordered the hood with to go with it. Here is the duster:



and here is the hood:



Now, one would think that the hood and duster would come so they snap together but NOOOO. They send additional snaps that are supposed to be added. The storm cape attaches with snaps but the hood doesn't line up with those snaps and you can't use both on the same snaps.

The hood is supposed to be big enough to fit a helmet and it does fit mine but the only way to attach the hood to the duster so it does is to put the snaps on the outside edge of the collar.

Does anyone here have one or know someone who does? I'd love to know where the snaps were added.

On a side note... this duster is AWESOME! It's heavy but unless you want to get wet, you aren't going to when wearing this thing. I just wish the duster had the snaps already in place so the hood can attach. I cringe at the thought of poking holes in it!

Karen ~ Trails
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Joe Paint Gelding
Paoli, IN


"My treasures do not sparkle or glitter, they shine in the sun and neigh in the night."



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Edited by - PaintGal on 01/14/2017 8:07:36 PM

Chuck
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Posted - 01/19/2017 :  8:46:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit Chuck's Homepage Send Chuck a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That duster looks very cool! Do you think that with the hood snapped to the jacket, vision/head movement would be restricted?

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PaintGal
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Posted - 01/19/2017 :  9:23:34 PM  Show Profile Send PaintGal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Chuck,

I don't know since I haven't figured out how to snap it on! I've only worn it a couple of times to feed in when it was raining and used the hood. The hood is advertised as being able to be used with a helmet and it does go over mine but barely. When I've worn it loose over a toboggan, it was okay but then I wasn't really looking side to side. I'm afraid if it's snapped anywhere but the collar, it will restrict movement and even on the collar, it might. The hood has a draw string and a velcro tab thingy at the top so you can adjust how far forward the front goes. Hard to describe it but there is some adjustment.

I don't water running down the back of my neck so I'm trying to come up with a solution. I might have to cave and call the manufacturer or not ride in the rain which would probably be the best idea.

Karen ~ Trails
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Joe Paint Gelding
Paoli, IN


"My treasures do not sparkle or glitter, they shine in the sun and neigh in the night."



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Hook
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Posted - 01/20/2017 :  06:21:18 AM  Show Profile  Visit Hook's Homepage Send Hook a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Looks pretty cozy. My winter Tough Duck barn coat has a hood and it has two rows of snaps to attach the hood to the coat. Both are on the collar. I will try to post a photo. Photo-bucket is not being cooperative this morning.

Finally :)




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Edited by - Hook on 01/20/2017 07:00:42 AM
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PaintGal
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Posted - 01/21/2017 :  3:19:26 PM  Show Profile Send PaintGal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Hook!!

That's pretty much how I thought it would have to go. Now to get up the courage to poke holes in the collar.

Karen ~ Trails
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Joe Paint Gelding
Paoli, IN


"My treasures do not sparkle or glitter, they shine in the sun and neigh in the night."



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Chuck
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Posted - 01/26/2017 :  10:32:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit Chuck's Homepage Send Chuck a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Have you worked up that courage yet?

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PaintGal
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USA
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Posted - 01/27/2017 :  5:35:01 PM  Show Profile Send PaintGal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Chuck

Have you worked up that courage yet?



I DID!! We finally got it attached today after lots of modeling and measuring. I did call Outback and the gal I spoke with verified where I thought it should attach and sent me a pic of the directions that she said should have been included with the hood.

Rather than put the snaps near the coat edge of the collar, we moved them to about an inch from the outside edge so the hood would fit over my helmet better. I can adjust the size of the hood with the velcro thingy so it doesn't swallow my head without the helmet.

It was a bit painful using the hole punch to punch a hole in that oilskin but I AM WATERPROOF!

Karen ~ Trails
&
Joe Paint Gelding
Paoli, IN


"My treasures do not sparkle or glitter, they shine in the sun and neigh in the night."



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