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Nylon raincoats and other rainwear

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How old are you?

9% (9) 10-18
7% (7) 19-24
2% (2) 25-29
6% (6) 30-39
13% (13) 40-49
61% (59) 50-59

96 voters have answered this question.

What is your gender?

41% (40) Male
58% (57) Female

97 voters have answered this question.

Where do you live?

36% (34) UK
8% (8) USA
43% (41) Australia
3% (3) New Zealand
0% (0) Canada
4% (4) Mainland Europe
0% (0) South Africa
1% (1) Asia
3% (3) Elsewhere

94 voters have answered this question.

As a child, did you wear nylon rainwear?

84% (80) Yes
15% (15) No

95 voters have answered this question.

As a teenager, did you wear nylon rainwear?

90% (87) Yes
9% (9) No

96 voters have answered this question.

What sort of nylon rainwear did you wear?

34% (32) Short jacket
83% (77) Full length raincaot
10% (10) Other

92 voters have answered this question.

What colors were your nylon raincoats?

35% (33) Red
80% (75) Blue
22% (21) Green
6% (6) Yellow
19% (18) Black
6% (6) White
2% (2) Brown
9% (9) Beige
6% (6) Maroon
4% (4) Pink
2% (2) Other

93 voters have answered this question.

If you had a full-length nylon raincoat, did it have a belt?

63% (53) Yes
36% (30) No

83 voters have answered this question.

Was it double breasted?

6% (5) Yes
93% (78) No

83 voters have answered this question.

Did it have pockets at the side, or the front?

50% (42) Side
40% (34) Front
8% (7) None

83 voters have answered this question.

What headgear did you mostly wear with your nylon raincoat?

17% (17) Attached hood
4% (4) Matching sou-wester style hat that came iwith raincoat
1% (1) Other sou-wester style hat
54% (52) Concertina folding plastic rain bonnet
14% (14) Visor plastic rain bonnet with piping at edges and across crown
8% (8) Other/none

96 voters have answered this question.

Did you use an umbrella wihile wearing your nylon raincoat?

6% (6) Always
22% (21) Sometimes
41% (39) Not to start with but later
29% (28) Never

94 voters have answered this question.

Was a particular color part of your school uniform?

69% (64) Yes
30% (28) No

92 voters have answered this question.

In what other circumstances did you wear a nylon raincoat?

82% (76) Whenever it rained
3% (3) In crowds outside (eg sport, music concerts)
2% (2) Hiking/bushwalking
11% (11) Other

92 voters have answered this question.

Did you wear a nylon raincoat to and from school?

93% (86) Yes
6% (6) no

92 voters have answered this question.

At what age/life stage did you stop wearing a nylon raincoat?

4% (4) Junior high school (up to age 15)
25% (23) Senior high (up to 18)
21% (20) 18-24
7% (7) Later
40% (37) Never

91 voters have answered this question.

If not 'never', at what age did you start wearing a nylon raincoat again?

14% (9) 18-24
4% (3) 25-29
14% (9) 30-39
29% (18) 40-49
32% (20) 50-59
4% (3) 60 plus

62 voters have answered this question.

How long ago was that?

50% (31) Within last 5 years
19% (12) 5-10 years
19% (12) 10-20 years
11% (7) More than 20 years

62 voters have answered this question.

Why or where did you start wearing nylon raincoats again?

53% (38) For wearing in crowds, where no umbrellas allowed
8% (6) Cheap/efficient/convenient
15% (11) Like the look or feel of wet nylon
16% (12) Like light weight and comfort
5% (4) Other

71 voters have answered this question.

How do you buy nylon raincoats?

34% (29) New only
65% (55) Used if in near-perfect condition
0% (0) Well-used if I like color enough

84 voters have answered this question.

Do you find you buy the same colors as an adult that you wore as a child?

27% (23) Yes exclusively
67% (56) Yes among others
4% (4) Never - any color but!

83 voters have answered this question.

Besides an umbrella. what head protection do you use with your nylon raincoat? (MULTI)

61% (58) Plastic concertina rain bonnet
41% (39) Plastic 'visor' rain bonnet
28% (27) Attached hood
7% (7) Sou-wester
5% (5) Separate matching hood
12% (12) Other/none

94 voters have answered this question.

Do you use an umbrella with your nylon raincvoat?

9% (8) Always/nearly always
30% (26) Most often/when it's reasonable
39% (34) Hardly ever
20% (18) Only wear raincoat when can't use umbrella

86 voters have answered this question.

Do you believe the nylon rainwear on sale today is of the same quality of workmanship as older second-hand merchandise?

8% (7) Yes - far better
11% (10) Yes - slightly better
56% (48) About the same
20% (17) Not as high qualkity
3% (3) Nothing like the same quality

85 voters have answered this question.

In what ways has the quality/workmanship changed? (MULTI)

33% (26) More durable
10% (8) Less durable
37% (29) More waterproof now
11% (9) Less waterproof now
8% (7) More comfortable now
37% (29) Less comfortable now
5% (4) Colors brighter/deeper now
39% (31) Colors not so bright now
7% (6) More socially acceptable now
21% (17) Less socially acceptable now

78 voters have answered this question.

How many nylon raincoats do you currently own?

1% (1) 0
21% (19) 1
31% (28) 2
19% (17) 3
26% (23) 4 or more

88 voters have answered this question.

What color is the nylon raincoat you currently most prefer to use?

5% (5) Black
0% (0) Brown
31% (28) Red
44% (40) Blue
4% (4) Green
2% (2) Yellow
0% (0) Maroon
2% (2) Beige/cream/sable
1% (1) Grey
4% (4) Pink
3% (3) Some other color

89 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2012-12-10 11:29:19 by Helena Handcart
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