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everyone needs a Pakamac. Gents models from 17/6 - Ladies models from 10/6 ...but make sure it is a Pakamac. The original "Raincoat in your pocket"...

1548 user comment(s) below:-

Comments by Old friend on 24th May 2020  

What ever happened to Constance & others Rob and his wife miss them all

Comments by maidjenny on 13th May 2020 

It was lovely to be able to see so many of Madam Susans raincoats, and thank you for being understanding about my excitement (blush). curtsy from jenny

Comments by Beverly mr on 12th May 2020 

i know mac /mackintoshes are called rainwear .but that does not mean they cannot be worn out in dry weather or indoors,
whilst they are good for keeping out the rain mackintoshes are for pleasure.

Comments by maidjenny on 12th May 2020 

Yes Sir I do wear as often as I can but got to close curtains lol. I hope you like the pics.
curtsy from jenny

Comments by Brian Humphries on 11th May 2020 

Oh,Jenny, do get used to wearing your macs indoors, where you can enjoy them to the full, with no one watching! And thanks for your second e-mail. I will be in touch, and I hope we can share much more.

Comments by maidjenny on 7th May 2020 

Hello, I never thought it possible to get plastic raincoat with drawl symtoms. I am also wishing for the dark nights and rain. I have just received an olive green knee length mac I got from e bay.
curtsy from jenny

Comments by Susan on 6th May 2020

I have to admit that I havenít yet put on one of my lovely macs during lockdown. The weather has been amazing all the time, hardly any rain. That of course is no excuse. However, I have been immersed, looking through newspaper archives, in a world of mackintoshes while looking at old adverts and reading the many articles devoted to rainwear, from past decades. What an amazing mackintosh world is there, in the past.

What has struck me is something Hugh talked about regarding the word macs or mackintoshes. I have noticed that in adverts, rainwear was mainly referred to as Ďmacsí. In articles etc., they were mainly referred to as Ďmackintoshesí.

I really should put on a mackintosh next time I resume my reading.

Wonderful to see you post again Brian.

Comments by Beverly mr on 5th May 2020 

lock down has good points when at home all day spend good part of day in a mackintosh. as is my rule up till the end of may never go out unless have a mackintosh on

Comments by Brian Humphries on 4th May 2020 

MaidJenny, your post is beautifully exciting-there is more than a possibility that you have an original plastic Pakamac from the 50s/60s. If so, we must share our experiences, with a possible view to meeting. I have not posted anything for some time, but please scroll down to see my earlier posts. I have sent you an e-mail, but am not sure whether or not you will receive it.

In these ridiculous times, wearing plastic, nylon and rubber macs are one of the few things that make absolute sense. I must try and renew my regular stream of posts. There are some wonderful people here-Susan, Beverley, to name but two. And such a rich variety of waterproof experiences, and rainwear "love stories". There is absolutely no end to the variations on the Pakamac theme. May this website long continue. Best wishes to everyone.

Comments by Beverly mr on 30th April 2020 

i am 77 when a boy had strange feelings about pakamacs boys thought macs of anykind were sissy so i would not wear one.yet in secret longed to wear one when teen but only grey for boys from early days love to see girls in pakamacs. now have my own collection got my yellow one on now curtsy beverly.

Comments by maidjenny on 11th April 2020 

I have just found this site. My love of macs goes back a long way. I have gents macs for trips out, but I like to wear my ladies pink pvc u like on a night usually over my nightie. I am , curtsy from jenny

Comments by maidjenny on 11th April 2020 

I have just found this site. My love of macs goes back a long way. I have gents macs for trips out, but I like to wear my ladies pink pvc u like on a night usually over my nightie. I am , curtsy from jenny

Comments by maidjenny on 11th April 2020 

I am a 70 year old man, I have worn plastic macs for 10 year old. The first time I remember at ten my mum made me put on a pakamac, I felt an immediate stirring and cried and to this day I still love to wear one although you do tend to get strange looks when outside,

Comments by Susan on 7th April 2020

Iíve been spending a lot of lockdown time at home, looking through old copies of newspapers in the UK. Iím amazed to see the range of products Pakamac Ltd actually produced. Of course there are a lovely variety of raincoats and other coats, but also items like car covers, air beds, paddling pools, industrial sheeting. I was amazed to see that they also lent their name to a fridge.

Comments by Susan on 4th April 2020

I've just been reading how Pakamac Ltd were running a two day preview of their autumn rainwear at The Station Hotel in Aberdeen, for local retailers, on 19th and 20th June 1961. Presumably, they ran these all over the UK. Oh to have been a fly on the wall at one.
It makes me think just how long Pakamacs were around. The adverts go back to the 50s and I know from experience that they were still selling in Aberdeen in the 70s.
The trade announcement ran in the Aberdeen Evening Express on 16th June 1961.

Comments by Old friend on 3rd April 2020  

Hi Susan it would be wonderful if someone was to put them pac a mac adds on to a DVD .

Comments by Susan on 3rd April 2020

My information regarding the Pakamac films came from a newspaper archive of ďThe Stage and Television TodayĒ from May 7 1959.

I wonder if the films survived?

Comments by Susan on 1st April 2020

I've just been reading about how Pakamac Ltd, in 1959, ran a national television campaign with 4 films (presumably adverts) running up to 7 times per day from 19th April that year for 10 weeks. Then, 15th to 27th June that year, was deemed to be Pakamac Fortnight when a special Pakamac Film would be shown.

How wonderful that must have been.

Comments by Hugh on 28th March 2020 

All is well. A knock on the door, first thing this morning, postie calls up, signs the item for me and leaves said item on the door step. No points for guessing what 'm wearing as I write.

You are probably right Susan, it has only been the one f its type recently on ebay. Navy blue, four buttons... the usual. I a large size.

P.s my new email is:

Comments by Susan on 27th March 2020

Iíd love to hear more about your new Pakamac, Hugh. I think it may have been the one I was going to bid on but couldnít be around as the auction was ending.

Comments by Beverly mr on 27th March 2020 

sun is out but going to shop soon will be wearing my navy nylon MACKINTOSH.Time home now working and resting in MACKINTOSHES.

Comments by Hugh on 26th March 2020 

Disappointed, this morning, with the Royal mail, whose driver chose to leave me a card, instructing me to go to the sorting office for the package which he should have left for me. He didn't even knock.

Anyway my latest ebay purchase, a navy blue nylon mackintosh, a Pakamac original, still in its packaging, will now have to be redelivered on Saturday. Thankfully, I have several other mackintoshes to keep me entertained'till the. Be nice to talk 'mackintosh' with any of you, and soon.

Comments by Beverly mr on 14th March 2020  macnhood62@mail com 

doing my house work this morning rustling in my navy blue nylon pakamac.

Comments by Beverly mr on 1st March 2020 

I am spending morning wearing my pink plastic mackintosh it is very long and shiny. the belt is tight the hood is up. sun is out just taken some pix in garden with mackintosh on curtsy to all Beverly.

Comments by Beverly mr on 28th February 2020 

what is in word. plastic mac pakamac mackintosh all depends on what you called it when first loved it . myself just love the word mackintosh. would love to hear a woman say i wear a plastic mac or pakamac. or love rainwear. however if the same women said i love to wear my plastic mackintosh and hood i would melt. Bev.

Comments by Hugh on 27th February 2020 

Thank you Old Friend. Glad someone got my point. I, too, agree with you.

Comments by Old friend on 26th February 2020  

Hugh you are correct the word mackintosh is exciting far better than waterproof and when it's said by a lady is really is.

Comments by Susan on 17th February 2020

Thanks Hugh. Men's plastic Pakamacs are the same. People who know me will be aware that I've started buying men's plastic Pakamacs and like you say Hugh about nylon Pakamacs, some have pocket slits, some just pockets and some no pockets at all.

I just received delivery of a man's Quelrayn nylon mac and was delighted to see that it had pockets and a slit to reach inside the mac. It's an instant favourite.

Comments by Hugh on 15th February 2020 

Some do, Susan, others don't. Some even come without a pocket, just the opening and the outline of the pocket.
I have all the above!

Comments by Old friend on 15th February 2020  

Hi Susan I had one years ago from Army and Navy stores think the make was Empire but don't qout me.

Comments by Susan on 14th February 2020

Did menís nylon Pakamacs have those pocket slits giving access inside to trouser pockets, like the plastic Pakamacs did? Iíve not noticed any on menís nylon macs before.

Comments by Plastic Pakamac on 12th February 2020 

Please don't be upset, but I so prefer the word Pakamac, for that was what I was brought up with, Pakamac plastic rainwear that is, and so would use the word Pakamac,or even mac, or raincoat, sorry.

Comments by Hugh on 11th February 2020 

I do, of course, have my tongue firmly in my cheeck when ask if you will join me in a movement to restore the use of the word 'mackintosh', when referring to any form of rainwear. I lament the loss of its use. I am not referring to Mackintosh the brand (with the upper case 'M') but rather, mackintosh' as a generic term for rainwear.

Or is it me that is obsessed with the word?

Comments by Old friend on 2nd February 2020  

Hi Susan your macs on social media and are fantastic.

Comments by Brian Humphries on 28th January 2020 

Susan, you are famous, and so you should be.

Comments by Susan on 19th January 2020

There's a ladies red 1960s Pakamac raincoat currently on sale on eBay that caught my attention because of the internal label. The coat is a "miss pakamac" raincoat. I didn't realise Pakamac used that label, a surprise to me because I use "miss pakamac" for my username for my Flickr account.

Comments by Beverly mr on 14th December 2019 

just got a lovely pink ankle length plastic mackintosh from e bay love it have on in the house every morning just do not want to take it off.

Comments by Jack on 30th November 2019  

There are very few "mackintosh" wearers because there are very few manufacturers in business. I know of only about 3 in the UK such as Weathervain and Hamilton Classics and one other whose name escapes me.

So instead there are these people who wear thigh length, if you are lucky, garments so there are folks who have a "Wet Knee" fetish.

And I do not understand wet knees. LOL.

Comments by Susan on 25th November 2019

I donít think that traditional nylon macs are available anymore, Frank. Apart from used ones on eBay and maybe the occasional unworn one, we may have witnessed the end of these lovely garments.

Comments by Jeff on 24th November 2019  

Just been out walking the dogs this morning in the rain so I wore my nylon rainmac. I was a bit disappointed that it had a slight leak on one of the seems. However, having just treated the mac with a waterproofing spray I am amazed with the results.....the mac is crisp again and with a silky finish !!!!

Comments by Frank Barnard on 11th November 2019  

Excellent post by Susan but who in the UK sells nylon Macs these days

Comments by Susan on 6th November 2019

I have always said that a thin nylon pakamac can keep you warm Beverley. I know from experience of wearing them in all weathers, especially through the autumn, winter and spring. Maybe if they are older and have lost all proofing do they become less wind proof and sodden in heavy rain. Maybe itís the lovely warm glow that I feel inside when Iím wearing one. I wouldnít go out in anything else other than, of course, a plastic one.

Comments by Beverly mr on 1st November 2019 

always keep warm when i am in mackintosh.

Comments by Frank Barnard on 31st October 2019  

Beverley be carefull you don't catch a chill😀😝😝

Comments by Beverly mr on 26th October 2019 

going to do house work this morning. so have on thin navy pakamac over undies.

Comments by Beverly mr on 24th October 2019 

tried to contact pakamac direct but can't get e mail to open. anyone can contact me on

Comments by Brian Humphries on 22nd October 2019 

I think rainwear enthusiasm is really coming into its own now, and I like to think that we lucky ones, who knew and wore the original Pakamacs, started it all. As always, best wishes to all our regulars.

Comments by Plastic Pakamac on 21st October 2019 

I too so like wearing genuine Pakamac raincoats along with plastic pants, with conventional clothing of course, and have no problems about what others may think.
After all it is just a raincoat, albeit a rather nice one, and over many years no one has ever blinked an eye about my attire. So please do contact me if interested in my special liking for plastic.
Plastic Pakamac

Comments by Beverly mr on 15th October 2019 

At present i have on seethru blue plastic mackintosh with hood and belt. Later i will be out wearing nylon mackintosh for all outside time today.

Comments by Beverly mr on 12th October 2019 

now well into what i call mackintosh season. In season wear a mackintosh for all outdoor time. In house this morning doing my housework wearing my girdle knickers and petticoat under my thin navy blue pakamac . MMMM that shhrart noise from my pakamac as i move about.