How is RKD rubber's rainwear

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Bill_P
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Re: How is RKD rubber's rainwear

Post by Bill_P » January 5th, 2018, 3:39 pm

Stephie wrote:
January 5th, 2018, 7:39 am
I’ve had my RKD since 2014. Vikas, the proprietor is a guy you need to keep on top of to get what you want.
I ordered a SlickR double proofed coat, rubber lined and outer surface, I got a coat fit for a giant. He promptly sent me another one which is roomy, but was a more sensible fit. I tried back then to order a Burberry style trench but got a Ghat, which is almost military style. It has a row of two buttons close to each other not spaced apart like a traditional trench.
That said, the mac is great for the heaviest of showers. The detachable hood would be better if it was button attached not Velcro, but it’s quite roomy, even too much so with having to turn the brim back.
The belt is a bit of an issue losing eyelets, but I just tie up the belt.
I’ve always wanted a satin trench, and wonder how RKD manage with styling, maybe I’ll take the plunge one day!
I got the single texture satin "Ghat" back in November 2011; that was the one that I had quality issues with. And yes, you're right, I forgot to mention that the belt did lose a couple of eyelets as well, but like you my wife would just tie the belt. Six months later I bought the heavy red double texture satin trench which is double breasted, with shoulder eapulets - I guess you could say the style is similar to a traditional Burberry full length trench. And before I paid for it I made sure that they addressed all my quality concerns and sent me a coat that I really love, and that has held up well for us for nearly five years now.

Bill_P
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Re: How is RKD rubber's rainwear

Post by Bill_P » January 5th, 2018, 5:21 pm

rainwearseeker wrote:
December 29th, 2017, 5:50 am
do they make one piece suits?
No offense, but rather than pose these questions to the forum, why don't you go to RKD's website and see what they have, and if you don't see what you want send them a chat request or email and see if they can custom make it for you?

maxulike
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Re: How is RKD rubber's rainwear

Post by maxulike » February 24th, 2018, 3:31 pm

Great service from Vikas at RKD. Excellent Value!

The Slickr coat has a powerful almost smoky industrial rubber smell. I suspect that this will fade with time. I have an old slickr hat that came from RKD about 10 years back, through Lorraine Element. It smelt like that to start with but now has a more gentle, sweeter rubber aroma.

The outside of the coat looks great. It has a more or less matt finish, but can be given a slight silky sheen, if required, with a rubber polish. The inside finish is a bit variable in places and it looks as though some of the seam tapes will need refixing very soon.

The SBR coat has a subtle rubber smell - totally different. The outside looks great. Slightly shiny and the shine can be increased with rubber polish, but not to the extent of the Weather Vain coats. The taped seems look good.

RKD do not put eyelet holes under the arms, but these could easily be added if required.

If you are ordering, remember that you can specify just about all the dimensions. If not you may find the standard sleeve lengths are much too long. Remember that they are measured from the side of the collar at the neck. Vikas is very helpful and is a man of his word!

Postage was very quick to the UK. Tracked and delivered by FedEx.

I am very pleased.

maxulike
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Re: How is RKD rubber's rainwear

Post by maxulike » February 24th, 2018, 3:41 pm

PS you may get charged import duty in the UK. Works out at about 30% plus the FedEx handling fee.

olympic
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Re: How is RKD rubber's rainwear

Post by olympic » February 24th, 2018, 11:59 pm

i love the rubber parkas and he will custom make any rubber raincoat/parka/poncho/jacket........i have even inquired about selling them in the usa..mail order etc...........i love the natural rubber, rkd also makes kid's rubber rainwear which parents would much rather buy then PVC for their children. rkd also makes rubber gym shorts, rubber rainsuits rubber sheets and pillows.

i also like condor rubber rainwear

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