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Caring For Your GORE-TEX® Clothing
Follow these quick steps to keep your waterproofs doing as they should using Grangers performance cleaner/Grangers 2 in 1 cleaner & waterproofer. The durable water repellent coating is the garments first line of defence, allowing water to bead up and roll off rather than soaking into the garment, “wetting out”. Proper care and treatment can help restore the DWR treatment and its capabilities and increase the garments performance and longetivity. Always read the care label on your garment before washing. How to Clean your Waterproofs Firstly you will need to prepare the washing machine for your item, you will need to clean your washing machine of all detergents, bleaches, fabric softeners, and anything perfumed, as these have surfactants in, which are designed to attract water into clothing, which can then of course damage your waterproof item and affect performance, by stripping away the DWR coating. If you want to be extra prepared for your garment going into the machine, run a hot cycle with a few clean tea towels in, but no detergents! Once your washing machine is clean and ready, check all pockets and make sure all zips and velcro’s are fastened, and release any tension on any draw cords before putting it into the machine. Wash on a 30 degree cycle with a suitable cleaning aid, we recommend using Grangers performance 2 in 1 cleaner and waterproofer, as it will remove odour whilst maintaining the garments water repellency. How you dry your garment can impact on how your garments DWR coating is reactivated. Drying on a line/radiator is ok, but to get the best result, dry it in a tumble dryer for approximately 30-45 minutes on a low gentle cycle to reactivate the DWR treatment. (Tip: If you’ve no tumble dryer, dry your garment with a hairdryer or an iron on a low temperature) Then hang the items to air dry fully. Check to see if the garment has dried completely by dropping a few drops of water onto it, if they bead and roll off the garment, it is fully dried and ready to use, if the water soaks into the fabric just pop it back into the dryer for a little bit longer. If you didn’t use a 2 in 1 cleaner and proofer you will need to reproof your item once its clean (this process doesn’t need to be followed every time you wash your garment) This can be done with another wash using Grangers performance proofer, following the same steps as if you were washing your clothing.
25/05/16 Hi Kayleigh I received the items today, fantastic service!! I’m very happy with the kit, and would also like to thank you for all your help. Regards Gareth 21/04/16 Just a quick one to say how pleased I was with all the gear, and I really appreciate the quick turnaround and personal tailoring!!! Sorry I didn’t reply earlier but I’ve been hectic. Everything fits perfectly and I’m really pleased with the new jacket, exactly what I was after, it fits perfectly! I’ve just come back from a week in Denmark, where it rained pretty much each day and the mud was about a foot deep on the walk to our pegs… but my gear loved it… It was nice to be dry all day even without an umbrella! The softshell trousers are great everyone should have a pair of those! Kye 15/03/16 dear halkon hunt just a quick note to say thank you for my return and repair of my bib & brace . i fully expected to have to pay for the service and was over the moon that it was free of charge . i work in veals of bristol and we have recently started stocking your daiwa clothing . sale’s have been surprisingly good for such a high end item . it just goes to show that people will pay for quality and i think that your fantastic back up service certainly reassure’s customer’s that their money is well spent . keep up the good work ! thanks again Tim 15/03/16 Dear Kayleigh Thank you very much to you and the team for sending the altered jacket. I am delighted with it and very pleased with the service I have received from Halkon Hunt. I would have no hesitation in recommending Halkon Hunt to others. Thanks & Regards Adrian 14/03/16 Good morning Carol Just to say thank you to you and your staff for my bib and brace. Perfect fit , comfortable and made with quality in mind. Arrived on time and I wore it yesterday. Regards Dave 26/02/16 Sandra and Team I have just received the Soft Shell Jackets i ordered from you and i am absolutely delighted with them,the quality, design,and workmanship is outstanding,many thanks once again Regards D.Watts 11/02/16 Good Morning Sandra/Kayleigh What an excellent service you provide ,absolutely first class. I wish the many companies I deal with through work were so efficient. Once again many thanks. Kind Regards John 04/02/16 Hi kayleigh , just to say a big thankyou to you & all concerned for a brilliant service Kindest regards colin 04/02/16 Dear Kayleigh, dear Sandra, I’ve recieved the items this morning. Thank you very much, the clothing are very beautifull and very good finshing. I’m eager to go fishing to wear them!!! Best regards, Marco 01/02/16 Sensas often work a long side with Halkon Hunt clothing especially on Gortex . I have just received some windstopper soft shell Sensas bottoms well worth a look at . Fantastic quality as always from the girls at Halkon Hunt . Warm to wear and very comfortable Sensas UK via Facebook 29/01/16 I put both these to the test on Wednesday. The rain poured all day and to make it worse the wind was howling into me. Having fished in this kind of weather on a number of occasions in the past 50 years this may be the first time that at the end of the day I was still bone dry. I have had numerous jackets/bib n brace and this is the best. Only issue is it is a bit dirty now with carp and bream slime and mud. That will not bother me too much as I am confident that this will not let me down. A great design especially around the neck and head area. Well done and thank you 28/01/16 Hi Kayleigh, What a wonderful surprise. The jacket arrived this morning, I thought I was going to have to wait another month. It looks awesome. All I’ve got to do now is catch some fish. Many thanks, P. Hollies 23/01/16 Dear Sandra Hope your all keeping well, sorry this has taken so long, received my clothing before Christmas as promised, to say I was pleased is a vast understatement, the quality and attention to detail is stunning, superb is not a big enough compliment, so please carry on the wonderful work you do, so other people like me will get the clothing of a lifetime, please find a little something for you and your wonderful girls to have with your tea break. G & J Summers 30/12/16 Hi Sandra just an email to let you no I am really pleased with my clothing I had off you before Christmas many thanks S.Pearce 22/12/16 Thanks for all your hard work and I hope you all have a great Christmas and a happy new year Kind regards D.Green 06/10/15 Dear Sandra The clothing arrived safe and sound and earlier than expected. Many Thanks. A Big Thank you for the time and assistance you gave me. It is nice to find what I still call excellent customer service. Long may it continue. Again Many Thanks P.Wincer 30/09/15 Hi all at Halkon Hunt thanks for the jacket, great service and great quality as always. Thanks Ian 12/09/15 Dear Sandra, just a short note to say thank you for replacing my bib & brace , to say I’m over the moon is an understatement, I’m sorry it couldn’t be patched up . Your service and management skills we’re superb ! And it’s an age old saying , YOU PAY FOR WHAT YOU GET! And the clothing and service is worth every penny, thanks again , take care Paul. 11/09/15 Hi Sandra, Carol and the rest of you lovely ladies. received my new jacket about 5 minutes ago and its more than I actually hoped for, I had an idea of what it would look like but you have bettered that by miles. Its roomy enough for jacket and jumper underneath and covers my bum a treat. To you all I can only say Thanks. Will be looking at a pole jacket some time in the future and will make sure I send ‘all’ the info next time. many many thanks and kind regards mic 06/08/15 hi received my order today I must say I am over the moon with it a big thank you to the Halkon hunt team on a job well done I will definitely be buying more items from yourselves in the near future cheers james 16/07/15 Id like to thank you Sandra and your team for the alterations to my gortex suite it fits great now thank you very much greatly appreciated , i like to wish u all the best for the future thanks rob 06/07/15 Hi Sandra & Carol, just received new blue bib’ n’ brace and repaired black b/n’b plus jkt.following an re-arranged re-delivery day from courier. Well chuffed!:) Thanks very much Sandra for the 2 towels – they really do look smart and for the first time, imo, unlike inferior others – a practical and functional plus stylish design. Many kind thanks and best wishes, Yours, Adrian 02/07/15 Hi there, i know how busy you are even more so at this time with the fish o mania final coming up however I just wanted to take a second to say to you how amazing the trousers are I received this morning! I am absolutely over the moon with them! They are perfect just like the rest of my waterproofs and jackets I have ordered from yourselves! The service you provide is second to none! Please keep doing such a fantastic job! Thank you so much! Macauley 15/06/15 Hi Kayleigh Have just received parcel from APC I would like to take this opportunity of thanking you all at Halkon Hunt for your fabulous service from the time of just asking how to waterproof my exisitng Bib & Brace to receiving the new one and the extra gift of a towel/ leg protector, all free of charge At all times you have all been most helpful and a pleasure to deal with – thank you once again Kind regards – Roger 15/05/15 Hello Sandra Thank you for the speedy exchange and alteration of my bib and brace. You could not have been quicker. Much appreciated Peter 07/05/15 My fleece has arrived. It’s a perfect fit and just like my old one. So well worth the wait, I’m really pleased with it. Many thanks to you and the Halkon Hunt team. Stewart 06/05/15 Just a quick message of thanks for my recent delivery. As ever first class service and very happy with the clothing. Please pass on my thanks to your team that were involved in making them Regards, Robbie 03/04/15 Hi carol waterproof look great thanks for pushing them through have a great easter Steve 31/03/15 Hi, Carol Thanks very much for looking after us with the recent HH order, it was very much appreciated and the whole Squad are delighted with their garments! Kind Regards M Collinson 27/03/15 Hi Carol / Sandra I want to inform you that I received the package . I want to thank you for the good service and maybe until a next time. Regards John S and the rest of the team 11/03/15 Dear Sandra, You probably will not specifically remember but in July 2014 you supplied me with my carp fishing suit. I had ordered it direct from you once your one retail outlet (Yorkshire Angling) had stopped selling it, having replaced their order by a cheaper version with less pocketing. At that time you were particularly helpful. For me it was very difficult to justify what was a great deal of money for a suit to be used just for myleisure pursuit. I can also say that in use, as it happens, it hasn’t particularly increased my catch rate !!!! However, having used my suit on a number of occasions over this winter, as I will be again tomorrow, I have to say that it is everything I wanted it to be. It is absolutely a quality product and I am very pleased with it. The purpose of this note is no more than to repeat a simple thank you as it is rare enough these days to actually get what you’ve paid for, regardless of the price point, and you have produced a good, quality, and most satisfactory product. May you continue to prosper. Yours Sincerely Mr P. R. Smith. 08/03/15 Hi Carol/Sandra I would like to thank you for the quick response and turn around of my b&b. I was lovely and dry on Sunday thanks again to you. I am a very happy satisfied customer. Cheers Dave 25/02/15 Hi Carol, What a BRILLIANT service !!! I posted my jacket to you Monday, and couriers have just delivered my loan jacket from you !! Thank You so very much, and please thank Sandra for me too. Kind regards Sue 17/02/15 Hi sandra Just letting you know my suit has arrived safe and sound, im over the moon with the suit. Id like to say thanks to you and your staff for your time and excellent service Thanks again Andy 11/02/15 Hi Sandra and Carol, I got the goods yesterday and i am fully satisfied. the technical fleece with insert of gore tex is much more beautiful than the previous, next will be like that and probably i have to take 1 for me 🙂 . The soft shell is one of the most beautiful garment ever seen! Anyway thanks for your work for me, clients and me appreciate a lot. Best Regards Alessandro 09/02/15 Hi Sandra. Just a quick email to let you know the Bib and Brace arrived on Friday It fits perfectly. I’m very pleased with it thank you very much Kind Regards M.J. 06/02/15 Hi Sandra and all at Halkonhunt, Just arrived home from work and walked in to a parcel containing my New Gortex Suit,it is everything I thought it would be and much,much more your all Super Stars and now I cant wait until next week when I’m off work and I will out on the bank sporting my new attire,Thank You very much I am a very happy man now and that’s for sure,it’s perfect….. Many Thanks Andrew C… 06/02/15 Hi there Sandra / Carol, My clothing came this morning at 10am, every thing spot on. I appreciate the quick response, and the freebies. I am sure I will have many opportunities to sing their praises whilst sitting / struggling on a wet, and windswept river bank. I know I will get ribbed by some of my more rag-tag friends, but will have the last laugh watching them get cold, and wet in some of their waterproofs which may be made for the job, but possibly aren’t quite up to it. After talking to a lot of match anglers in our area, it was clear that, in the long run, the only waterproofs worth having are the renowned H / H. Kind Regards, Tony L. 29/01/15 Hi Carol/Sandra, just (about half an hr.) ago received my fantastic new and embroidered Bib n’Brace!!!! Loaned garment is currently in a 30 degree machine wash with grangers 2-1. Hopefully if dry by 4.30pm be able to post back in s/a packet you kindly provided by reg.post tonight – or else 9 am tomorrow. Many, many thanks and sincere appreciation for your fantastic service and of course world class garment. Genuine best regards, Yours, Adrian 02/01/15 Hi Sandra Happy new year! I just wanted to thank you and your team for pulling out all the stops for getting this made in time for Christmas. John was chuffed to bits. He reckons if it lasts as long as the other one it should see him to the grave, lol (that’s normal humour for him)! Anyway, thanks again. Kind regards Nessie. 23/12/14 Hi Sandra / Carol Just a quick note to say thank you. I received my new fishing clothing last week and used it at the weekend. I have never been so warm and dry and must congratulate you all on the quality of the clothing and the speed of despatch. Once again, many thanks. Tim P. 28/10/14 Hi, received item today (28/10/14), Fantastic item and fit, many thanks for everything, will be ordering more items soon. Chris Hi Sandra, Ive just received my GORE-TEX Clothing this morning and im over the moon totally brilliant, fits perfect and the colours look great, I really struggled to find a proper suit that fit me an protected me from the elements and im glad I spent the money with Halkon Hunt and had you make me one to order, ill be ordering some GORE-TEX trousers and a hoody soon thanks again, im very happy with them! Regards Mark B. Hi Sandra, Ive received my Garbo bib and brace today, its fantastic, great job!!! Many thanks!! Regards… W Dear Sandra Just a quick note to say that I received my clothing last Friday. I was gobsmacked at the quality and detail of the product, its simply brilliant!!! I was certainly the smartest on the bank on Sunday it was just a shame to get it dirty!!! Thank you so much Shaune.
Fish ‘O’ mania 2016 Qualifier, Paul Wright
Congratulations to Paul Wright on qualifying for Fish O Mania 2016 at Messingham Sands on Wednesday the 25th of May. When the final hooter went, with the rain easing only slightly, the weigh in showed that Oak Tree had produced the top 3 weights, with Paul Wright emerging as the winner from peg 30 with 193-12. Paul, a Decorator from Doncaster, found that an early switch from 6 to 8mm pellets proved crucial as the smaller fish left his bait alone for the bigger carp to snaffle up, giving him his ticket to the semi-finals in July.