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Is there a use for this thing? I wore mine tonight and my pants got so wet it was not funny.
I mean they cost almost as much as the long one and only keep you half as dry.
I know MSP Troopers all have these i hope they get long ones too.
 

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Troopers definitely get the long orange ones - I have seen many!
They have MSP with the state shield printed in black on the back of them.

-Mike
 

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We actually get both the long and short ones issued to us. The problem with wearing the long coat is that it is made of a heavier material and in hot weather is a lot like wearing a full-length trashbag (sweatbox :( ). The short rain coat is a made of a lighter material and breathes a bit easier, and is a bit easier to get around in. I only wear the long coat if its an absolute deluge out, otherwise I prefer the short coat. Your pants might get a little wet, but I consider this to be a fair trade-off for the mobililty and comfort.
 

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The long coats are way to hot and I feel like a New Bedford fisherman just off the boat. I have only worn it once and it was the worst mistake of my life :( I think it will stay in my locker because the only use would be in hurricane type weather. The short coat is expensive but worth the purchase.
 

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I have only worn it once and it was the worst mistake of my life :( I think it will stay in my locker because the only use would be in hurricane type weather. The short coat is expensive but worth the purchase.
Well, if you've got a long coat that you're not too fond of and want a short one, you could always tailor the long one to a 3/4 or short coat. I know a couple of guys that have done this and it has worked out well.
 

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A Trooper i talked to the other day said MSP has to get all new rain gear.Something about the orange not being up to code when it comes to reflectivity.
I see most depts are going to the Lime yellow.
 

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Oh BOY!

Another topic to be filed under personal preference "I like these, we get these, my bum gets wet/hot/sticky/etc."
:oops: :wow:
 
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