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    Skirmish Rain Cape / Rain Coat

    NO longer available at the Regimental QM, you can still get these "period" skirmish rain coats via eBay. Listed as "new" condition for $34.00


    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mister-Antony-Glasgow-Scotland-Rain-Cape-w-Waterbury-Buttons-SC-Citadel-Nice/233098699770?hash=item3645c3e3fa:m:m5jb6Aen_YDAb4E tvMpp2Mw&var=532586255836
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    I have one in black. Far better Quality Then what was sold at The quartermaster shop and they were good
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    Good heads up. I wouldn't mind one. My frogg togg outfit is very waterproof for when it pours, but so often we get a misting rain that a nice raincoat would be a good option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonk View Post
    Good heads up. I wouldn't mind one. My frogg togg outfit is very waterproof for when it pours, but so often we get a misting rain that a nice raincoat would be a good option.
    You're spot on Jonk - these period rain coats are a key staple to any skirmisher's Range Kit! Lightweight, low cost, easily rolled up so they do not take much space - and they help cut the wind and rain when needed. ey rank up there with poncho liners and jungle boots!

    I'm still waiting for a response from the eBay sell to see if they will continue to get/sell these jackets for the foreseeable future. Unless I read it wrong on eBay, they currently have over 300 coats with brass Citadel buttons, and carry pouch in stock, for sale.

    Looking at the manufacture's website, they do offer a black rain cape - and it is NICE. But it also comes at a higher cost and you have to order form Scotland...
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    Thanks Rob for the heads up. I ordered one to replace the one I bought eons ago from RQ. They are already out of the following sizes:

    40x48
    44x48
    46x48
    50x52

    Kurt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob FreemanWBR View Post
    NO longer available at the Regimental QM, you can still get these "period" skirmish rain coats via eBay. Listed as "new" condition for $34.00


    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mister-Antony-Glasgow-Scotland-Rain-Cape-w-Waterbury-Buttons-SC-Citadel-Nice/233098699770?hash=item3645c3e3fa:m:m5jb6Aen_YDAb4E tvMpp2Mw&var=532586255836

    The raincoat from Mister Anthony is excellent and the turnaround time is fast. His coats are made for bagpipers and are real good quality. I ordered directly through his website at: http://www.misterantony.co.uk/
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    Source of rain capes???

    This AM I received the below response from the eBay vendor who is selling the all-familiar "period" rain coats used for skirmishing.



    Hi, Thanks so much for sharing with your group! I actually got these through the state of SC and they came from the Citadel.
    So, I am afraid that I don't actually have a source for more of them. These are the last ones I have.




    So... DON'T wait if you want/need one of these staples to your kit!


    Perhaps if we have any Alums from the Citadel in the N-SSA, they could help to find a potential source of supply???
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    I toyed with the idea of having my VMI raincoat copied in China
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    Shenandoah sunshine protector

    I did not even hesitate.

    I bought one.

    TBDH.

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    Info/Source of Rain Capes from S.C.???

    Quote Originally Posted by Lou Lou Lou View Post
    I toyed with the idea of having my VMI raincoat copied in China
    I have one of the "newer" Citadel Rain Capes, from three years ago when these were still sold by Reg QM.

    Interesting to note it featured a Made in China label in the collar...

    Inside the jacket it had another cloth label sewn inside which read:

    Vision III
    York, SC
    803-684-9979



    I tried calling the phone number, it's been disconnected.
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