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Rubberized Raincoat or Talma


Product Description

These rubberized rain coats are patterned off original examples and feature a fold down collar and two exterior patch pockets (as seen in original examples).  This coat is not a "copy" of any one rubberized raincoat of the period, but it is a combination of features found on original examples.  The coat is single breasted and has a 4 button closure with handsewn button holes.  There are no good reproductions of Goodyear rubber buttons available so our reproductions are available with black composite buttons that closely resemble period hard rubber buttons.  Original Goodyear hard rubber buttons are readily available on ebay and through The Button Baron if you would like to purchase original buttons for your raincoat.


As stated above, this coat is made from rubberized cloth.  The coat features sewn seams and not vulcanized seams, and therefore there will be some dampening around the top seams if the wearer is in a hard rain/downpour as the sewn seams make the rubberized cloth not completely waterproof.  I have worn this coat in heavy rains and there was a dampening of interior of the coat around the seams, but I was still much much drier than I would have been without the coat or with a poncho!  The coat also features a reinforced tail split to keep the split from ripping at the stress point (problem seen in some originals).


If your size is not in stock at the time of order, a wait of approximately 4-6 weeks will be necessary.  Please email for in stock sizes if you must have it quickly.



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  1. go-to coat for wet weather protection 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Jan 2019

    Simple and effective design - does exactly what it should. Being lighter and more wearable than heavier oil skin garments, this is my go-to coat for working in the rain and taking along if the weather looks doubtful. Size advice was perfect - many thanks.

  2. Excellent, functional recreation 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th May 2018

    I've had little to compare this to, as period raincoats of the 19th Century aren't that common. The quality of the "rubberized" cloth is very good, and supple. The construction is sound, and mirrors standard methods of the time period. Button holes are hand done very well. Buttons may be simulated gutta percha or other early "plastic", but I think I'll replace with original hard rubber versions, as I've seen these on other similar original garments. This will be used for late 19th Century Navy/Marine "living history" purposes, where ponchos were being replaced. Well worth the price.

  3. Rubberized Raincoat 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Mar 2016

    Excellant coat. Bought one a couple of sizes larger so I could wear my jacket and gear underneath. Fits super even without my gear. Would recommend this to anyone wanting to upgrade their kit. As always South Union Mills delivers the goods with quality and fast shipping.

  4. Excellent rain coat. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Dec 2015

    Excellent coat. Fit was just right. I may end up ordering the rain cape also. Highly recommend.

  5. Rubberized Raincoat 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Sep 2015

    Received my coat today ( no rain , yet )and am very pleased with the quality of workmanship and material used. It fits very well ,so , am glad I took your advice ! Will have to wait for some rain-soaked events (aren't they all !)to test it's field-use , but again, very pleased .

  6. Rubberized Raincoat Review 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Sep 2015

    Received my raincoat last week and am very please with the quality. Two items that are worthy of note:

    1) The black paint is starting to peel off the brass buttons.

    2) I think that you should consider making the sizes a bit larger to go over blouses and jackets etc.

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