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Nylon raincoats and other rainwear

Then and now: your thoughts and memories. Feel free also, to contribute to the Message Board as you wish.
How old are you?
10-18
19-24
25-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
What is your gender?
Male
Female
Where do you live?
UK
USA
Australia
New Zealand
Canada
Mainland Europe
South Africa
Asia
Elsewhere
As a child, did you wear nylon rainwear?
Yes
No
As a teenager, did you wear nylon rainwear?
Yes
No
What sort of nylon rainwear did you wear?
Short jacket
Full length raincaot
Other
What colors were your nylon raincoats?
Red
Blue
Green
Yellow
Black
White
Brown
Beige
Maroon
Pink
Other
If you had a full-length nylon raincoat, did it have a belt?
Yes
No
Was it double breasted?
Yes
No
Did it have pockets at the side, or the front?
Side
Front
None
What headgear did you mostly wear with your nylon raincoat?
Attached hood
Matching sou-wester style hat that came iwith raincoat
Other sou-wester style hat
Concertina folding plastic rain bonnet
Visor plastic rain bonnet with piping at edges and across crown
Other/none
Did you use an umbrella wihile wearing your nylon raincoat?
Always
Sometimes
Not to start with but later
Never
Was a particular color part of your school uniform?
Yes
No
In what other circumstances did you wear a nylon raincoat?
Whenever it rained
In crowds outside (eg sport, music concerts)
Hiking/bushwalking
Other
Did you wear a nylon raincoat to and from school?
Yes
no
At what age/life stage did you stop wearing a nylon raincoat?
Junior high school (up to age 15)
Senior high (up to 18)
18-24
Later
Never
If not 'never', at what age did you start wearing a nylon raincoat again?
18-24
25-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
60 plus
How long ago was that?
Within last 5 years
5-10 years
10-20 years
More than 20 years
Why or where did you start wearing nylon raincoats again?
For wearing in crowds, where no umbrellas allowed
Cheap/efficient/convenient
Like the look or feel of wet nylon
Like light weight and comfort
Other
How do you buy nylon raincoats?
New only
Used if in near-perfect condition
Well-used if I like color enough
Do you find you buy the same colors as an adult that you wore as a child?
Yes exclusively
Yes among others
Never - any color but!
Besides an umbrella. what head protection do you use with your nylon raincoat? (MULTI)
Plastic concertina rain bonnet
Plastic 'visor' rain bonnet
Attached hood
Sou-wester
Separate matching hood
Other/none
Do you use an umbrella with your nylon raincvoat?
Always/nearly always
Most often/when it's reasonable
Hardly ever
Only wear raincoat when can't use umbrella
Do you believe the nylon rainwear on sale today is of the same quality of workmanship as older second-hand merchandise?
Yes - far better
Yes - slightly better
About the same
Not as high qualkity
Nothing like the same quality
In what ways has the quality/workmanship changed? (MULTI)
More durable
Less durable
More waterproof now
Less waterproof now
More comfortable now
Less comfortable now
Colors brighter/deeper now
Colors not so bright now
More socially acceptable now
Less socially acceptable now
How many nylon raincoats do you currently own?
0
1
2
3
4 or more
What color is the nylon raincoat you currently most prefer to use?
Black
Brown
Red
Blue
Green
Yellow
Maroon
Beige/cream/sable
Grey
Pink
Some other color
This poll was created on 2012-12-10 11:29:19 by Helena Handcart