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Rufus Roo jacket review thread

edited 27 November 2012 at 4:58PM in Overseas Holidays & Travel Planning
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  • Mimi_Arc_en_cielMimi_Arc_en_ciel Forumite
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    Equally wearers of such jackets who cant afford to check their luggage in properly should perhaps walk their journey instead!

    lol I was considering the same about you.

    I'm still waiting to see the quote which says you can not wear a jacket on an emergency exit - and also the "illegal" quote saying you cant put luggage under the seat

    But hey, you must know more about it than me, I mean, I only worked at the EMA for 3 years :rotfl:

    There is NO difference from someone wearing this jacket and a lady having a handbag and hand luggage.
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    Equally wearers of such jackets who cant afford to check their luggage in properly should perhaps walk their journey instead!
    As has already been said the name of this website is 'moneysavingexpert', the clue is in the title, its all about saving money.
    Why should someone pay £20-40 each way to take a case when if they combine hand luggage with one of these jackets or any other jacket that has lots of large pockets it gives them enough for their holiday?

    If you are that worried about getting off quickly in an emergency or ditching in the sea then maybe you should travel wearing your budgie smugglers and carry a jar of goose grease. :rotfl:
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  • Mimi_Arc_en_cielMimi_Arc_en_ciel Forumite
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    spiro wrote: »
    If you are that worried about getting off quickly in an emergency or ditching in the sea then maybe you should travel wearing your budgie smugglers and carry a jar of goose grease. :rotfl:

    MY EYES!! MY EYES!!! :eek:
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  • edited 7 July 2011 at 12:37PM
    Mimi_Arc_en_cielMimi_Arc_en_ciel Forumite
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    edited 7 July 2011 at 12:37PM
    The Rufus is not a jacket, its a luggage carrier disguised as a jacket to save a few BOB

    There is a very real difference between this jacket and its contents than a normal jacket, handbags and hand luggage are not allowed to be stored under seats of many airline seats........check the Regs in detail.

    These jackets are a ridiculous and unsafe item for a cheapskate to save a bit of money.

    Shame on MSE for their promotion.

    I see the MSE stalwarts are coming out now to brow beat me into accepting this jacket as a reasonable tool to be worn by others to save a few bob on a budget airline. VERY DISAPPOINTING

    It is a jacket - There's no difference between this jacket and a super dry jacket except the pockets are deeper

    Easy Jet - Ryan air, BMI and lufthansa ALL allowed baggage under seat - so what airline are you talking about? and more importantly - Where are you getting the quote from or are you (like i suspect) making it up?

    The jackets arent unsafe - its not like you could take a kitchen sink on board with you it is
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  • edited 7 July 2011 at 12:45PM
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    edited 7 July 2011 at 12:45PM
    I give up!

    I hope you and your Rufus jacket are never parted and live a long and happy life and continue many years of Money saving to the ridiculous extreme!

    LOL agai your ASSUMING.

    I dont have a rufus roo nor do i need one (I just dont begrudge people who use them). Perks of working within travel means you get jump seats free including hold luggage :D

    I would still be interested in where you got the information from about the airline baggage in the hold. According to every ServisAir/Easy Jet/RyainAir/ BMI BABY and Lufthansa hand book I have they're acceptable
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  • sPUNjsPUNj Forumite
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    Off with their head?
  • sPUNjsPUNj Forumite
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    Believe it or not everything fit into the jacket...


    CheeseCat. You look ridiculous! Have you no shame or even an ounce of self awareness?
  • qrachmaqrachma Forumite
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    My Regatta fishing jacket holds as much as that Rufus Roo jacket and it's half the price!
  • zzzLazyDaisyzzzLazyDaisy Forumite
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    So okay, we get the message - you don't like this jacket.

    Actually I don't either in its current form, it looks ridiculous on anyone but a large man and I think there is a risk that in taking it to extremes airlines may clamp down on all multi pocket jackets. Then those of us who use normal flyfishing vests for the extra pockets without going mad in the process, will also suffer.

    I remember when Tesco used to accept vouchers from other stores - it was a useful way of cutting the shopping bill for lots of people, myself included. But then Martin went on some TV programme and told the world about it... and next thing the practice was stopped altogether. There is such a thing as being TOO obvious.

    Nevertheless, assuming this jacket is a prototype, and that more sensible sizing will eventually be introduced, I may look at it again in the future, because it is light weight and easily foldable when not in use. In the meantime, in my view, cheaper and much better quality alternatives are available on e-bay by searching 'multi pocket' or 'flyfishing vest'.
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  • MoonchildMoonchild Users Awaiting Email Confirmation
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    I'm finding this whole argument hilarious! And I can see from both points of view.

    What I find frustrating is that Ryanair have turned the whole thing into a game, and that's what it's transpired, let's play saving £40 (per sector for some flights) by stuffing an ugly jacket with luggage. And fair play to any of you doing it! I'm sure that they will be banned soon, or a 'Rufus Roo Compulsory Charge' will be added to all flights to make up for lost revenue!

    I don't see it as a safety issue, but that's years of experience of flying ropey Indonesian airlines meaning it takes a lot to rattle me. Although there are only 2 airlines in the world I won't put my family on - 1 being for safety reasons, and the other being Ryanair, as I can't be bothered to play their game.

    Mind you would have been interesting to see what would have happened if everyone on the US Airways flights that ditched in the Hudson River had been wearing a Rufus Roo... after all, they reminded me of life jackets immediately, but stuffed with laptops, hairbrushes and 14 pairs of jeans the consequences of using it as one would be, erm, interesting.

    But I enjoy watching the rest of you getting round Ryanair's charges - more power to inspired thinking!
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