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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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  • edited 7 July 2011 at 9:13PM
    budgetflyerbudgetflyer Forumite
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    edited 7 July 2011 at 9:13PM
    firstsupersaver, the odds on being an emergency are very very very slim. For someone impeding your escape with one of these stupid jackets on are even slimmer. Getting it for free is one thing , anyone actually buying one is double nutty, so I wouldnt worry too much about that.
    Your objections are bordering on hysterical. As long as its not compulsory to wear it, who cares about the other passengers.

    As I said in the original thread, asking for volunteers, Id rather pay for luggage than look so ridiculous in one of those jackets. Ive seen more fashionable and better fitting bin liners.
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    sPUNj wrote: »
    Believe it or not everything fit into the jacket...


    CheeseCat. You look ridiculous! Have you no shame or even an ounce of self awareness?

    isnt is curious how your MSE account suddenly popped up to agree with firstsupersaver was getting laughed on here

    Me thinks you may be the same person :p

    Who cares if you think CheeseCat looks ridicoulous - I think people wearing crocs are a look worse looking :D
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  • kermitfrogkermitfrog Forumite
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    Me thinks you may be the same person

    You're probably right, but let him/her restart their crusade. Watching someone in a futile battle is as funny as the photos of the jacket.

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  • sPUNj wrote: »
    Erm????

    I'm 6' 6" tall and my wife is 6 foot tall and neither of us is skinny. If some doofus wearing one of these things filled with cr*p sat next to us on a flight and impacted our already minimal comfort, then I'm afraid that there's only one place where that stoopid vest would be going. Out the door.
    As long as the vests are put away in the overhead lockers or beneath the seat, I have no problem. But if airlines began preventing people from putting them in storage, then all hell would break loose.

    I'd be the first to assist the cabin crew in escorting someone to a less comfortable environment, on the runway, if they attempted to sit next to me with one of these idiotic vests on.

    I am bewildered by this point of view. Would you be making the same comments about escorting them off the plane if a larger passenger was seated next to you, thus minimising your comfort further? Or is your point of view only reserved for the passengers who have decided to pack a few extra things in their coat?

    After all, diet and exercise is just as much a part of a persons decision making as is what sort of coat you decide to wear.

    I will look forward to your response.
  • edited 11 July 2011 at 6:15PM
    Tojo_RalphTojo_Ralph Forumite
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    edited 11 July 2011 at 6:15PM
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    As threads go, this one sure put a smile on my face and to all those of you who have ventured out in public wearing one of these jackets, hats off to you as what you lack in taste you more than make up for in the balls of steel department. :)

    As for my thoughts on the jacket, it's hideous and it makes the wearer look like an outsize charlady, therefore with other options on the market and a myriad of more stylish hunting/and fishing waistcoats available online for £30, why would anyone opt for this shapeless, aesthetically challenged monstrosity?

    On the subject of fashion, I note that the jacket was designed by Rebecca Morter of the London College of Fashion..... I can only begin to imagine how proud that college must be. ;)

    In principle I have no issue with the use of such jackets, but I pity the poor soul who chose to sit next to me wearing one whilst seated if it resulted in them invading my seat space. :D

    As to the question with regards to my reaction if a dustbin swallower invaded my seat space, it would be exactly the same.
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  • Retro_BunnyRetro_Bunny Forumite
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    Slightly controversial comment warning:

    I see that all of testers are White. I'd love to see how the airport security would react if the wearer was not a white woman....
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  • Tojo_RalphTojo_Ralph Forumite
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    I see that all of testers are White. I'd love to see how the airport security would react if the wearer was not a white woman....
    No doubt airport security would conclude that race, colour, creed and gender are no barrier to poor taste. ;)
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  • bwatt00bwatt00 Forumite
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    Getting married in a few months overseas,dont mind getting one of these as may have my kilt outfit as my hand luggage,and still would prefer to have my cameras,all the important expensive stuff or stuff i need on me while traveling in this jacket,yes looks silly but its for taking extra stuff with you,i am about 5ft 8/9 inch and am about a 44inch chest what size is best for me,am i right in this thread that its been mostly ladies thats purchased them if any guys have purchased these,what size did you get and what size are you as i dont want to get one too small and not one too large,but then i think i read that the larger the better as could hold more stuff,but dont really want to be like walking about in tent if you know what i mean i am mostly large and xl in shirs,jackets so what size would be recommended
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  • edited 14 July 2011 at 2:11PM
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    edited 14 July 2011 at 2:11PM
    Looks like from August that they will be offering 3 sizes. If you go here http://www.rufusroo.com/?gclid=CLTOic3sgKoCFYJO4Qod5RyyzQ and click on the picture one from the right it shows the width and length of the 3 sizes.

    Even The Sun has picked up on these http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3693637/Mad-way-to-beat-luggage-charges.html?OTC-RSS&ATTR=News
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    This is a cheaper option:

    http://amzn.to/nRIG6r
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