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  • Premier Icon curiousyellow
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    Pearl Izumi PRO softshell may be what you’re looking for.

    steel4real
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    I think you can have all that EXCEPT the thumb loops !

    Alternatively I figure you’ve already found jackets with thumb loops and none of them meet all the other requirements ?

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    Scissors?

    bellefied
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    mrjmt – Member

    I’m looking for a jacket that is…
    Waterproof
    Goretex or just as breathable With thumb loops (the most important criteria)
    Slim cut with a drop back
    this is not really true – goretex is not breathable, or at least it doesn’t breathe as quickly as you can produce sweat when working hard so it becomes as wet inside as it is outside (assuming its raining).

    If you’re not working hard then goretex will do.

    I’ve just started using neoshell and it is by a long margin the best breathable waterproof I’ve ever used. Trouble is there aren’t that many jackets available in the new fabric.

    Sugoi does a bike specific one, but there has been criticism of its cut.

    Rab does a neo stretch jacket which is too bulky (in my opinion), they do a new lighter one called the Myriad, which might be good but I haven’t tried it (I don’t get on with the rab hood).

    I’ve got a marmot zion jacket that is best suited for the winter, so trying to get the marmot nabu which is supposed to be lighter.

    Montane have released the further faster jacket, which is built from neoshell and is specifically designed for fast moving activities, such as mountain marathons or trail running, but not sure whether the cut would suit biking.

    mrjmt
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    I’m looking for a jacket that is…
    Waterproof
    Goretex or just as breathable
    With thumb loops (the most important criteria)
    Slim cut with a drop back

    nickwatson
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    In my experience, you cannot get good breathability and fully waterproof. I tend to wear a lighweight wind protector until it gets really cold, then just accept that you’ll get sweaty (and warm) with a waterproof jacket.

    spando
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    inov8 raceshell

    Not Gore TeX but very very light.

    Why thumbloops? Hardshell or softshell? I don’t think i’ve ever seen a hardshell jacket with them and only a couple of softshells are seam taped so truly waterproof.

    I’ve just started using an Endura Flyte. I’m tall, thin, with long arms and few things fit me properly but this is an exception – sleeves are actually long enough when riding and body’s not too baggy. No pointless features (minimal pockets) and breathability seems pretty good.

    mrjmt
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    Current soft shell has thumb loops, my winter gloves all have quite large cuffs and the thumb loops keep the cuff of the jacket down. It’s very annoying when the jacket cuff comes above the glove cuff and you get a cold bit!
    Thumb loops solve the problem, Velcro cuffs never seem to work 100% as I’ve got very thin wrists.

    z1ppy
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    In my experience, you cannot get good breathability and fully waterproof

    Which is why I prefer (will only now buy) jacket’s with pitzips. My preferred winter jacket is a chip as chips decathlon walking softshell with pitzips, not in the least breathable. Much better than my (3 times) expensive eVent waterproof, bought when I couldn’t locate one with pitzips.

    Premier Icon hot_fiat
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    If you have your jacket above your gloves, when it rains, does the water not run down your jacket and straight into your nice warm dry winter gloves?

    mrjmt
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    No, jacket over gloves as in gloves inside jacket.
    Its when the sleeve rides up and come off the glove that you get cold (and wet hands).

    Premier Icon BadlyWiredDog
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    I’d simply add a couple of simple elastic thumb loops to the cuffs of your jacket, that way you get a much wider choice of garments – very few waterproof jackets have thumb-loops, Haglöfs Gram jacket is the only one I can think of offhand. It’s a bit of a Marmite feature, so not many brands bother.

    Premier Icon hot_fiat
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    Ah, you might need to look at ski gear shell jackets then. Quite a few of the American brands have inner cuffs made of lycra with thumb loops to keep wrists warm (actually there to keep powder out). The outer cuff is big enough to go over gloves. I’ve seen this on stuff from K2, TNF and Westbeach. Rare as hen’s teeth though: Waterproof, no insulation, cuff gaskets, presumably removable hood, cut suitable for cycling.

    Alternatively could you cut down some arm warmers and use a normal jacket?

    Again if hardshell worth a look at the Endura Venturi I know it has removable ‘inner cuffs’ but can’t remember if they have thumbloops. Really tough jacket but I thought too bulky (given waterproofs spend more time stuffed in a camelbak than they do being worn.)

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Goretex is not the best, it has the best marketing and legal dept.

    eVent is much better for cyclists as it contins tiny holes, which means it’s way more breathable in humid conditions, and also slightly less wind-resistant which cools down hot cyclists but still fends off the weather.

    Endura use their own fabric called PTFE I think which is allegedly even more breathable.

    I can’t imagine using a jacket over gloves though. You’re biking not going into space ffs.

    I can’t imagine using a jacket over gloves though. You’re biking not going into space ffs

    Not much point having waterproof gloves if your jacket pours water off the sleeves into them.

    Premier Icon stever
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    I can think of a few times when it’s been important to get your jacket and gloves and stuff absolutely right. I couldn’t give a toss about gear most of the time but in properly wild conditions it’s critical.

    bellefied
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    here’s an outdoors magic review of the further faster jacket – I know Jon goes biking and he seems to think it will work for this

    http://www.outdoorsmagic.com/gear-blog/future-stuff—montane-further-faster-scoop/10815.html

    doesn’t have loops but as BadlyWiredDog says, you can sew elastic loops in easily enough.

    crikey
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    Endura use their own fabric called PTFE

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polytetrafluoroethylene

    PTFE is just the stuff; it’s the same as plumbers tape. I suspect Endura are using it to describe a treatment that their fabric has undergone.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Not much point having waterproof gloves if your jacket pours water off the sleeves into them

    Don’t wear waterproof gloves then? Sometimes trying to stay dry is the worst thing you can do – staying warm is far easier.

    Having said that, I’ve never had water run down my sleeves into my gloves, but we’re all different.

    PTFE is just the stuff; it’s the same as plumbers tape. I suspect Endura are using it to describe a treatment that their fabric has undergone

    It’s non-stick and plumber’s tape yes, but it’s a plastic. I suspect their membrane is made from it, it’s what they call the jackets anyway.

    crikey
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    Ah, yes, you’re right, apologies.

    MarkLG
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    I’ve got the Haglofs Endo in one of the links above, although it’s the pullover rather than the jacket version.
    The sleeve openings aren’t adjustable and are big enough to go over a glove, so it won’t really do what you’re looking for.
    Having said that it’s a fantastic bit of kit. GoreTex Active is a lot more breathable than conventional GoreTex – I’ve got a Paclite shell which far too sweaty for biking in. If I’m wearing the Active one then most of the time I don’t even notice I’m wearing a waterproof. I went running in the rain for an hour on Monday with it fully zipped up and the hood up for most of the time and it was fine.

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Haglofs Endo
    Patagonia M10 (I think it was…)
    Salomon did one, don’t know the model.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    crikey – Member

    Ah, yes, you’re right, apologies.

    Print.. frame… wall…

    mojo5pro
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    If you work hard and sweat, then even with no top on you’re skin is wet..fact. So how can any material remove moisture away from the body so you remain dry whilst sweating 😯

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