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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"...

1508 user comment(s) below:-

Comments by Scotty on 25th January 2012 

Hi Suzy
The humble pakamac was really popular and sold thousands
PVC and nylon. I believe a company purchased
the name and tried to reintroduce it without success.
Probably due to breathable rainwear fabrics being made.
It's understandable that you don't wear them now as they
are not in fashion. I am in my early fifties so I may be
Around the same age as your ex. What material do you like the best
Nylon or PVC. It may be man thing but I prefer the PVC.. I bet you guessed that one easily. Are you having a good holiday? Anywhere nice.

Comments by beverley on 24th January 2012  

Just found i can get back to prog on pc. I am slowly getting into new world. Bev

Comments by Beverley on 24th January 2012  

Hi Alan and all. Tried to copy n paste address for rainmac but can,t do it. If you type in rainmac all one word should take you to it. If not i can paste it on e mail.
I am on

Another subject at 1830 bbc 2 there is prog about rainways.
In it tonight was short but lovley film clip of a woman in a plastic mackintosh from old days. Sadly did not have it recording so must now keep sharp look out for a repeat. Bev

Comments by Alan on 24th January 2012  

Hi Beverley. Thanks for your response,
Whats the full address of rainmacbev because I can`t seem to find it.Getting back to plastic macs being available I am not aware now of any retail outlet that sells them. So mail order is the only alternative, Regarding pvc-u-like I
Have know Gary and Julie almost since they first started and as I am only about an hour away I am allowed to collect
my orders and often purchase more after seeing them on the
shelves. I am sure you are aware that they don`t last forever they either tear or they become what I call dead thats when they lose all the aroma and sheen that matters,
Anyway like has been said many times before there is nothing like that new raincoat has you slip it on for the first time with its wonderful aroma and feel.

Comments by Beverley on 23rd January 2012  

Hi Alan have seen pvc u like. Have you seen rainmac Bev

Comments by Alan on 23rd January 2012  

Hi everyone. I have just come across this site because I was looking for a BBC broadcast sometime ago called the Pakamac years and ended up here. What a pleasent site to get like minded peoples experiences. I have been a staunch Plastic Pakamac fan since I was at school and have continued that desire to wear them ever since. I was a plastic pakamac fan because Nylon did not arrive properly until early 60s.though genuine Pakamacs are no longer available the nearest I can get to them is from A company called take look. I could go on for ever talking about pakamacs so anyone interested in chatting let me know. Thanks.

Comments by Beverley Male on 23rd January 2012 

why do some men like mackintoshes thats a big queston.
I have loved wearing them and seeing ladies wearing them since i was a boy. Now 68 started with love of pakamacs then when they sadly died out moved on to new type plastic and pvc. Now alas they have gone to. So just enjoy what few i see of any sort of mackintosh. Got some nice nylon ones place one pvc from rainmac i go out in those. Got plastic mackintoshes and rubber for in house. Love idea of someone making me wear a mackintosh. Guess thats a left over from school when most kids had to be forced to wear their mackintoshes. Liked to hear from anyone that was or is made to wear a mackintosh. Only true stories. Please Bev

Comments by Gareth on 23rd January 2012 

Hello Anna thats good to hear when I am in the capital I would love you both to have a coffee with me.

Comments by Anna on 22nd January 2012  

Hah, LOL

No just the son, I still have my navy blue one safe and sound!!

Comments by Gareth on 21st January 2012 

Hi Anna did you find any macs for your self in your Mums attic or has your son been just the lucky one .

Comments by Suzi on 20th January 2012  

Scotty, I still have the folding style macs that were bought for me but I don't know if they are genuine pakamacs. Until I read this, I didn't know that pakamac was a make. I thought it was just the word to describe the type of mac that folded up and could be carried in my bag. I'm in my thirties, my ex was much older which might explain his interest. I don't remember the macs that I grew to love being popular and it's probably for a similar reason that I didn't continue to wear them. When I return from my holiday, I must check them out. My ex bought me both plastic and nylon macs.

Comments by Scotty on 19th January 2012 

Hi Suzi, yes the fold up clear plastic rain hoods were called rain mates up here in Scotland. Do you still wear them and do you have any pakamac raincoats.
Your ex-husband was indeed a lucky fella and takes an interest in his mac interest.
I did confide in my ex wife and let her know of my love of plastic macs, this was possibly because I did wear a pakamac raincoat when younger as part of my school uniform and I loved it, however like you she thought they were frumpy too, so she never really took an active interest or indulged me. It would be nice to have a walk in the rain with a girl in hand both wearing macs, there is something magical when the rain is beating off a mac and you are perfectly dry. Oh to dream.

Comments by Gareth on 19th January 2012 

Hi Janice your late husband sounds very self centered If you had been my my wife I would have treated you with respect If you were wearing a mac or not maybe you will find someone else.

Comments by Janice on 18th January 2012  

Hello Suzy well my husband never took no notice of anything I was wearing all he ever wanted was his food golf and football I did not know some men are turned on by macs.

Comments by Suzi on 18th January 2012  

Well Scotty, if my assumption that a Rainmate is a plastic rain hood, then you sound just like my ex. He was indeed putty in my hands.
If a lady loves their hubby, then this harmless indulgence can be really rewarding. I've just discovered this blog. I didn't realise there were still men out there interested in the subject of pakamacs.

Comments by Scotty on 17th January 2012 

You are spot on with your comments that we men
enjoy you girls wearing macs. I can say this for me that
I would be putty in your hands if you would model a mac and perhaps a matching rainmate. Sheer heaven!

Comments by Suzi on 17th January 2012  

Well Janice, my ex-husband just like the men here, loved his pakamacs and was forever buying me them. Once I agreed to wear them for him, I started to enjoy them too. I was really reluctant at first, I thought they were really frumpy but after a while I learned to love them too. I think it may have been his reaction to me in one!

I must start wearing them again.

Comments by Gareth on 16th January 2012 

Hi Anna and a happy new year to you to yes that was a bit of luck that will keep him going for a bit If you find any that will fit me let me know please.

Comments by Anna on 15th January 2012  

Hello Gareth

Yes, we had a stroke of good luck, when my mother was sorting through some stuff in her house, and we managed to find a few of my younger brother's old school macs in the attic. She'd forgotten they were there, but they fit perfectly, and had been well stored (no dampness or bugs) so are in immaculate condition. So one young man is now the proud new ownr of a lined gaberdene mackintosh, plus 2 pakamacs, one in navy and one beige

Thank you for enquiring, and Happy New Year


Comments by Gareth on 12th January 2012 

Anna did your sister ever help you find a shop that sold nylon macs.

Comments by Gareth on 9th January 2012 

Shona can you email me to tell me what happened to our mutual friend please.

Comments by Janice on 7th January 2012  

I nerver knew so many men liked macs my late husband did not care what I was wearing as long as he had his golf why do they excite some men ?

Comments by Gareth on 28th December 2011  

Hi Anna great to hear from you have you got your son a new mac yet I just seen some for £12.99 in a loacal market seems to be of good quality happy new year.

Comments by Anna on 24th December 2011  

Hello Gareth

Yes I'm still here and keeping well

Comments by Thomas on 14th December 2011  

I would like to wish all pac a mac fans a merry Christmas.

Comments by Gareth on 11th December 2011  

Hi Peter I got from the fashion centre in Llandudno Its a rainy days mac they were just makeing them for ladies but are trying a few for men try a market trader or a shop selling for both sexes they are very smart and the price is right . Also Its a bit soon but I would like to wish all mac lovers a very merry xmas and keep the comments comeing.

Comments by Peter on 9th December 2011  

Hi Gareth

Perhaps you could tell me who is selling nylon macs at that price..I was looking at one on a site...just umder £40.00

Comments by Gareth on 2nd December 2011  

After months of looking today I found a place that sells gents nylon macs He had about a dozen brand new macs for £9.99 each I bought a grey one.

Comments by Gareth on 17th November 2011  

Anna are you well you have gone silent email me to tell me you are well.

Comments by BRIAN HUMPHRIES on 7th November 2011 

So wonderful to hear that Shona has married, and I hope her partner enjoys Pakamacs and other rainwear as much as she does. Many congratulations!!

I have good new too, in that Susan Mackintosh has announced, in another internet location, that WE are an item. You can imagine how pleased and excited I am at this, and Sue, it is an absolute honour to be so close to you. We have both loved nylon and plastic Pakamacs all our lives, from schooldays onwards, we have both been involved with other rainwear enthusiasts, but we feel that we have now found the ultimate and lasting relationship, and it is an absolute joy to both of us.

Susan, I have almost finalised my latest letter, and I hope to "post" it later this week. Mmmmm, there's something for you to look forward to. In the meantime, happy macking, and that goes for all of you

Comments by Gareth on 5th November 2011  

Shona congratulations I heard you got married all the very best to you both.

Comments by Gareth on 1st November 2011  

Thank you Peter for the info but I will buy a new from rainmac.

Comments by PETER on 31st October 2011  

Hi Gareth

Just found a gents nylon mac on ebay...not sure if it is your size...colour

If it helps the ebay no is 310350240624

Comments by Gareth on 29th October 2011  

Thanks Peter I had a email from rainmac all the gents nylon macs in the sale have gone .

Comments by PETER on 27th October 2011  

Hi Gareth

As regards Rainmac...I am sure their shop is open to the general was in 2009 as I actually visited there too dry on various macs before I decided

Indeed if you are able too visit them you will be spoilt for choice and the customer service is second to none

Hope this helps

Comments by Gareth on 25th October 2011  

Hi Peter I do not live in Belgium I was just in europe for a break thanks for the info I have seen the site its just I like to go in a shop and try it on before I buy.

Comments by PETER on 24th October 2011  

Hi Gareth...haven"t been this site for a few weeks so apologies for delay in helping you out with your quest for a supplier of mens nylons macs

One such supplier is RAINMAC situated here in the UK...I see you live in Belguim..I feel sure they deliver outside the UK but underestandably postage charges may be high

The price I think was and still is £39.00 for the nylon mac but they are as far as I am concerned good quality compared with the more "flimsy" ones that used to be available

Look at the RAINMAC site...see what you think...Good Luck!

Comments by Gareth on 12th October 2011 

Are there any menswear shops that sell nylon macs I am in Belgium at the moment and no joy here Anna whats your sister say.

Comments by Gareth on 10th October 2011  

Anna get in touch with me personally I want to ask you something

Comments by Anna on 8th October 2011  

Gareth - I've just seen your email, so it seems I need to go bak to the drawing board



Comments by Anna on 6th October 2011  

Gareth, I'll see what I can find out, and speak to my sister soon. She doesnt live in Shrewsnury itself, but travels there 3 or 4 times a year from her rural home. She mentioned a traditional outfitters there that sells them, but of course, she could be mistaken


Comments by Gareth on 6th October 2011 

Thank you John Paul I did ring that shop they have not sold them for a long time I did ring a few others in North Wales but the same tale no demand so lets hope your sister knows of one Anna no pressure

Comments by Gareth on 5th October 2011 

Anna will you email me please when your sister tells which shop sells gents macs or they will be all gone and thank you John Paul I will ring that shop Its wonderfull how when you buy a mac they fold it up so neat I could nerver do it as good.

Comments by Susie on 5th October 2011  

Commiserations John-Paul. If it's not too obvious, set up a search on Ebay for 'pakamac' and have it regularly email you with updates. It might be a good time of year to look on Ebay, what with Xmas approaching.

Comments by John-Paul on 4th October 2011  

Anna and Gareth .... I live in Shrewsbury and I really cannot think of an outfitter that might sell you Nylon macs.Your sister, Anna, might have been thinking of Halon which is a very traditional Gents Outfitters but I am almost 100% certain they do not sell Nylon macs anymore - I guess a phone call to Halon would sort it out ? 01743 344804.
In the mean time I have had a total disaster!!.
I have had my lap-top stolen and in my lap-top bag was my wonderful black plastic Genuine Pakamac!!. The great irony is that I had been wearing it - and parading down the Kings Road in an unexpected downpour - with a whole raft of "looks" and quizical stares....
I got to The Bluebird Cafe ( my destination), and had taken off the wet mac and hastily folded away into my lap-top bag. The thief lifted my bag off the back of the chair I had momentarly vacated... nobody noticed or saw who the theif was. The Police were called, details taken. Bizarely the(young) Officer insisted upon puting "pac-a-mac" type raincoat - despite the fact that I had clearly said PAKAMAC!!.
So NO lap-top ( which fortunatly I only really use as an access tool) BUT my beloved Plastic Pakamac too!!. I am bereft!!.
If anyone out there has one they could spare - or see's one PLEASE contact me.
I need a LARGE, SMOOTH black/dark grey PLASTIC "Genuine Pakamac". I really hope somebody can help!!.
I've set up a hotmail account for contact - so, if you can help, PLEASE contact me on I cant tell you how much I miss it!!.

Comments by Gareth on 4th October 2011 

Hello Sarah the shop is called Clares and is on Mostyn St It is very good it has ladieswear and menswear a very nice restaurant I have had many a nice meal there its also got a floor that sells kitchen things and suitcases the nylon macs are Rainy Days let me know how you get on I thought the Lilac colour mac was really nice there details are on the web look forward to hearing from you.

Comments by Sarah on 3rd October 2011  

Gareth.Please can you give us the details of the shop in Llandudno that sold the nylon macs.I might like to go and pay them a visit. I wonder if you went into the shop and what it was like.


Comments by Gareth on 2nd October 2011  tiger1935@hotmail 

Hi Anna I do not live to far from Shrewsbury I have never heard that I did get a showerproof one from there navy blue in colour about five years ago i hope you will let me know what you get there is a shop in Llandudno i was there Friday It had plenty of ladies nylon macs in a range of colours but nothing for men I like to try something on before I purchase It thats why I not keen to buy on line keep me informed please .

Comments by Anna on 2nd October 2011  

Gareth - My pleasure. I need to find an alternative supplier though, I like to keep one in reserve in case of damage or loss. My son would prefer something more modern, but he needs something smart and traditional in my opinion. I'm told by my sister that there's an outfitters in Shrewsbury that sells them, so I may take my son there when I visit her soon

Comments by Gareth on 1st October 2011 

Hello Anna thank you for the info I have been and bought one a long time ago from there the shop on Duke St you mean is it I had forgotten all about it I do not come down to the capital very much the army and navy stores used to sell them too but they seem to have gone a bit to hot for macs this week the mac from Calders was grey in coulor I supose they have gone as well thanks for your help