Cheaper Things Tuesday: Jackets, Jackets, Jackets…

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This week’s edition of CTT is a topically-tastic special edition that focuses purely on waterproof jackets. Decent jackets at decent discounts in a decent array of sizes*

*at time of writing anyway!

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Fox Men’s Ranger 2.5 Layer Water Jacket

Fox Men’s Ranger 2.5 Layer Water Jacket was £99.99, now £75.00

Product description: “10k waterproof, 3k breathable main body fabric. High visibility colourway. DWR finish sheds moisture, dirt, and debris. Drawcord, cinching at hem and elastic cuff. Helmet-compatible hood fits over most helmets. 2 x zippered front hand pockets. Fabric: 100% Polyester ripstop, 2.5-layer fabric.”

Gore Women’s Ambient Jacket

Gore Women’s Ambient Jacket was £129.99, now £81.97

Product description: “GORE-TEX INFINIUMTM technology – exceptionally breathable, water resistant and lightweight. GORE® WINDSTOPPER® technology – fully windproof. Cycling specific cut – lengthened sleeves and dropped tail. Stretch mesh panels – for ventilation and freedom of movement. Grip elastic at waist hem. Slim fit. Reflective detailing. Full length reversed zip with reflective detailing. Weight: 105g.”

Altura Women’s Nightvision Storm

Altura Women’s Nightvision Storm was £80.00, Go Outdoors Member’s price £49.97

Product description: “Fully waterproof and breathable. Taped seams. Silver reflective print. Relaxed fit. Fleece lined collar. Underarm and back vents. Chest and back pockets. 2 x hand pockets. Material: 100% polyester.”

Rockrider All-Mountain Waterproof Jacket

Rockrider All-Mountain Waterproof Jacket was £89.99, now £69.99

Product description: “Brush up to nature: The tightly woven fabric withstands abrasion. Waterproof: It has it all: material (10 000 mm), taped seams, water repellent zip. Breathability: 3-layer fabric with breathable membrane; RET = 6. Pockets: One waterproof zip-up pocket on the chest, with a phone- and key-holder. Compact design: The jacket folds down into its inside pocket so you can take it anywhere. Ventilation: Openings at the back and on the sides for ventilation.”

Altura Cave Women’s Softshell Cycling Hoodie

Altura Cave Women’s Softshell Cycling Hoodie was £75.00, now £56.25

Product description: “An easy to wear style, the Altura Cave Women’s Softshell Cycling Hoodie boasts a lightweight four way stretch fabric with a brushed back fleece inner for warmth and a durable water-repellent coating to keep you from getting soaked in a shower. There is extra protection from the elements from the integrated hood and two zipped side pockets for carrying essential belongings or warming hands when you are off the bike. This versatile top can be used as a mid or outer layer depending on the conditions and is also great for walking or running in cooler conditions.”

Fox Ranger Fire Jacket

Fox Ranger Fire Jacket was £160.00, now £99.00

Product description: “Three-layer shell with a tough, polyester exterior, internal membrane, and brushed fleece interior. Ergonomically located zippered hand pockets with an elastic interior pocket to keep your stuff in place. Drop tail for mountain-bike-specific performance. Three panel hood with adjustable draw cords for performance on and off the bike. Shell: 57% cotton, 43% polyester.”

Endura Hummvee Women’s Waterproof Jacket

Endura Hummvee Women’s Waterproof Jacket was £99.99, now £56.99

Product description: “Waterproof, breathable, 2-Layer fabric in a fully seam sealed construction with a fast wicking, dropped mesh liner for comfort. Ventilation from zipped underarm vents. Hood with concealed adjustment. Full length storm flap behind front zip. Zipped chest and front hand warmer pockets. Adjustable hem and Velcro® cuffs. Reflective trim.”

Altura Ridge Pertex Waterproof Mens Jacket

Altura Ridge Pertex Waterproof Mens Jacket was £150.00, now £87.99

Product description: “Pertex™ 2.5 layer waterproof, windproof, breathable fabric. Durable water repellant coating. Venting system to let hot air out. Adjustable helmet compatible hood. Elbow protection compatible. Elasticated cuff and cuff tab. Relaxed fit. 100% Nylon Mini Ripstop.”

Endura MT500 Waterproof Jacket II

Endura MT500 Waterproof Jacket II was £239.00, now £127.00

Product description: “Exceptionally breathable and durable ExoShell40DR 3-Layer waterproof fabric in a fully seam-sealed construction. 3D adjustable helmet hood. Water-repellent front zip with storm flap. Ventilation from large underarm two-way zipped vents extending onto back is compatible with backpacks. Front pockets doubling as vents, hidden internal pocket and sleeve lift pass pocket. Durable shoulders with silicone grip and ergonomically positioned stretch panels. Soft-touch lycra inner cuff for added comfort and protection. Reflective trims on hood, cuff and rear tail.”

Troy Lee Designs Shuttle Cycling Jacket

Troy Lee Designs Shuttle Cycling Jacket was £100.00, now £60.00

Product description: “Lightweight, packable, wind-resistant jacket. Ripstop fabric. Ventilated under the arms and back panel. Reflective detailing on the back. Lower back zippered pocket with easy access. Drop-tail hem. Brushed inside neck collar.”

Leatt Women’s MTB Allmtn 2.0 Jacket

Leatt Women’s MTB Allmtn 2.0 Jacket was £119.99, now £54.00

Product description: “5.000mm/5.000g/m2 waterproof/breathable material with dirt, water and stain-resistant fabric coating. Ride Adaptive Hood (RAhD) – Over the helmet fit with stealth adjustments + over the chin for superior comfort and chin fold design for riding or casual fit. Magnetic hood system (Patent Pending). ClimbVent connector for pedalling with the jacket open. Two handwarmer pockets. Lightweight 360-degree stretch including stretch fit cuffs and hems. X-Flow mesh inner lining. Tailored fit. Reflective printing on the lower back. Folds into its own chest pocket.”

YO! These deals will expire!

Deals do not last forever. Stuff sells out. Retailers end promotions. Deals just… end. With that in mind, please check the date when this edition of Cheap Things Tuesday was published (it’s up at the top near the headline). If this edition was published a few days/weeks/months ago, chances are not every deal is going to still be live.

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  • Cheaper Things Tuesday: Jackets, Jackets, Jackets…
  • toby
    Full Member

    Can anyone point me to which of those options are safe for tumble drying at least for reproofing purposes? Going over waterproof gear with a hairdryer after it’s been through a reproofing wash seems to be one of those jobs that I’ve an irrational dislike of that seems disproportionate to the time / effort actually involved.

    Should I just tumble dry my current jacket anyway? It’s an Altura jacket and Endura reproofer…

    ETA: Heads up, the text link on the Rockrider All-Mountain Waterproof Jacket links to the one above at Go Outdoors (the teal lozenge link works though).

    matt_outandabout
    Full Member

    Is it just me, or are waterproof fabrics in most cycling gear lagging behind? It seems that 5k/5k or 10k/10k are ‘normal’ and others even worse. See the Fox 1st in this article that is 10k/3k. Yet most good outdoor brands are now significantly more breathable and more waterproof…?

    Also, why black, tarmac grey and petrol colours? Does no-one want to a) have some brightness and joy while riding and b) be more visible when on roads in the manky grey rain?

    That Altura Ridge looks good, shame about the colour.

    whatyadoinsucka
    Free Member

    i’d love a bright coloured jacket that washed well, i just got a fox lunar 2.5l in bright yellow, one trip to bpw and the jacket is mud stained in numerous places after a wash

    Merak
    Free Member

    Been watching alot of (Motocross) Enduro recently. How the hell do these guys get their kit clean?

    defblade
    Free Member

    Also, why black, tarmac grey and petrol colours? Does no-one want to a) have some brightness and joy while riding and b) be more visible when on roads in the manky grey rain?

    This. It’s hard enough finding everyday coats that aren’t blackblackblack (and I gave up on 2 out of my current 3), but cycling stuff should always have an eye (so to speak!) towards visibility. Not just an MTB problem, either – there is so much road specific stuff in black, too… but at least there’s usually a choice of something brighter there!

    LAT
    Full Member

    dark colours probably sell better than bright, so companies left with less old stock to shift.

    that said, i never understand why people ride on the road dressed in black then put a small flashing light on their helmets.

    cynic-al
    Full Member

    Totally agree re colours.

    Re fabrics surely the waterproofing isn’t so important (they are all “waterproof enough “?) It’s breathability that counts?

    And DWRs, can’t they make something lasting?

    I have bad experience with waterproofs, my last few (2, 2.5 layer) delaminated in a couple of years and I find the DWR lasts no time and I can never get it back well. Basically I don’t really ride in the rain now as it’s miserable (I sweat a lot). Any tips on this appreciated!

    matt_outandabout
    Full Member

    And DWRs, can’t they make something lasting?

    Not since we’ve moved to more environmentally friendly chemicals.

    Re fabrics surely the waterproofing isn’t so important (they are all “waterproof enough “?) It’s breathability that counts?

    I find that 10k is waterproof, but below that in heavy or driving rain, particularly if you’re active and moving, then it’s barely enough and less = wet.

    Breathability agree that things like vents and cut is more important than breathability. However, I noticed that higher/better Gore fabrics noticeably keep you drier on sweaty days.

    And RE colours: amazing how many cycling jackets don’t have a few reflective bits either.

    BadlyWiredDog
    Full Member

    Is it just me, or are waterproof fabrics in most cycling gear lagging behind?

    I’d agree that’s generally the case and not just with waterproof stuff, same right across the board compared to top-level outdoor clothing. There are exceptions, 7Mesh, Rapha, Gore, posher DHB, but mostly I think it’s a price thing, plus a lack of perceived demand for better stuff. Plus mountain biking in particular, is really hard on breathability / moisture vapour transfer in particular.

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