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Clothing considerations

Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 18:46
by linus
So, what's everyone's strategies for this weekend? I'm taking into account weather, sweaty shed/church/train fun, cooler evenings and the fact I'm of an age and basically going layers but leaving my splendid waterproof jacket at home because I'm figuring no heavy downpours

Sensible? Insensible?

Re: Clothing considerations

Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 19:21
by Michael Quentin
Living in Manchester I always expect it to rain. Any day and at any time. So my advice would be don't leave your waterproof jacket at home but also pack some sun cream.

Re: Clothing considerations

Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 19:36
by ruudboy
linus wrote:leaving my splendid waterproof jacket at home because I'm figuring no heavy downpours
So it'll be your fault when it rains?

Re: Clothing considerations

Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 20:57
by tonieee
I'm going for:
  • T-Shirt.
  • My ace new flares.
  • Baseball boots.
  • Medium thickness cardigan for if it's a bit on the cool side.
  • Smart red cagoule in case it rains.
  • Shorts in case it's super hot but probably won't wear them because I'm self conscious about my gammy leg.
  • Sun glasses in case it's sunny or if it isn't sunny, just to look cool.
  • Sun hat in case it's *very* sunny (which it won't be).
I'm not planning on taking a proper coat or wellies or ought because I'm sure I won't need them :-).

Re: Clothing considerations

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:33
by linus
I've got a hat

And three cardigans

I'm not sure about shoes

I will haunt your dreams

Re: Clothing considerations

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:26
by islandhopper
Checked this morning and the Chorusgirl t-shirt I bought in February is still too tight so there's decisions to be made yet!

Re: Clothing considerations

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:51
by ShaunBrilldream
I'm going for the classic spare trousers, waterproof jacket, jumper and 86 t-shirts combo*


*NB This will not be worn at the same time. Unless the tent is particularly nippy

Re: Clothing considerations

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 16:36
by Silver Girl
linus wrote: I'm not sure about shoes
I would definitely consider taking some, particularly if you're going to use the lavatories...
har di har di har

Re: Clothing considerations

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 17:08
by quimby
At least 3 waterproofs of varying protection
Rain hat
Vests and t-shirts
Trousers and shorts
Wellies
Thick welly socks
Twelvety fleeces
Waterproof rucksack for the preciouses
Sun hat (barber went a bit mental on my hair on Sunday)
Wooly hat (really, for the tent at night)
Gloves (Reynauds)
Also, no-one has mentioned pants. I'm mentioning pants now. Don't anyone forget pants.

I can be guaranteed to buy at least one t-shirt from the merch tent that doesn't fit me and I will think "it will fit me next year!". Hasn't happened yet.

Re: Clothing considerations

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 17:55
by tonieee
quimby wrote:Also, no-one has mentioned pants. I'm mentioning pants now. Don't anyone forget pants
Pants are optional! Don't oppress the pantless!

Re: Clothing considerations

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 19:36
by indiehorse
Shorts and probably sleeveless shirts, but maybe shirts with sleeves or maybe t-shirts.

I've not worn trousers or jumpers for months.

If I get cold, I'll just dance harder.

Re: Clothing considerations

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:14
by Cloudy Cat
I have expanded and so some old fave t-shirts maybe declined. I have a new Michelin t-shirt and a new God Save The Queen pic cover which should do the job. Bought them in Uniqlo last week, I wonder if I'm becoming as bad as those teenage girls you see wearing Ramones t-shirts.

Might wear one of my old Turntable Revolution t-shirts.

After last year's ceaseless deluge I was considering a collection of waterproofs.

Re: Clothing considerations

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:01
by jayen_aitch
When I left the house this morning there was a 10 per cent chance of rain, said the met office, so I packed accordingly.

Now there is a 50 per cent chance of rain on Saturday afternoon, I have no wellies, and I sort of feel like I tempted fate.

Sorry everyone. Obviously it's not all about me, but this bit might be my fault.

Re: Clothing considerations

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 15:05
by islandhopper
jayen_aitch wrote:When I left the house this morning there was a 10 per cent chance of rain, said the met office, so I packed accordingly.

Now there is a 50 per cent chance of rain on Saturday afternoon, I have no wellies, and I sort of feel like I tempted fate.

Sorry everyone. Obviously it's not all about me, but this bit might be my fault.
Doesn't look too bad
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Re: Clothing considerations

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 00:29
by islandhopper
jayen_aitch wrote:When I left the house this morning there was a 10 per cent chance of rain, said the met office, so I packed accordingly.

Now there is a 50 per cent chance of rain on Saturday afternoon, I have no wellies, and I sort of feel like I tempted fate.

Sorry everyone. Obviously it's not all about me, but this bit might be my fault.
Would you like us to bring your brolly?

Yes, being in charge of Jonny's UK umbrella is an actual job.

Re: Clothing considerations

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 00:56
by Michael Quentin
Current BBC forecast for Ripley has no rain expected between Nervous Twitch and The Aislers Set.

Re: Clothing considerations

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 01:35
by jayen_aitch
It is looking pretty lovely now. If you have room for the brolly, yes please, I am loving the tradition of it! We should commemorate the official handing over of the brolly, and such.

Re: Clothing considerations

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 09:41
by Caroline74
I am in the airport. I have thrown caution to wind and not brought a coat! I have a feeling I may be buying some kind of Outer garment in Sainsbury's at about 4pm today. My trainers are suede. I have not packed appropriately.

Re: Clothing considerations

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 09:57
by jayen_aitch
Caroline74 wrote:I am in the airport. I have thrown caution to wind and not brought a coat! I have a feeling I may be buying some kind of Outer garment in Sainsbury's at about 4pm today. My trainers are suede. I have not packed appropriately.
Yes, this.

See you by the waterproof clothing.

Re: Clothing considerations

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 09:59
by tonieee
The BBC weather man this morning said it's going to be cold Saturday night and recommended layers for those camping. I think that means Andy wins!