Is there an inexpensive ,highly breathable, showerproof jacket that packs down
releases the heat and sweat but keeps you fairly dry
Mutually exclusive really, depends which way you want to compromise. FWIW I tend to keep a small proper waterproof in my pack for when it's REALLY raining, and a windproof/showerproof (Endura Rebound) the rest of the time. IMO anything that's properly waterproof will be too hot to wear by default.Posted 7 years agoneninjaMember
I'm planning on getting a Montane Featherlite Smock – really light and packs to a really small size. Also checked on the Velocity DT and H20 jacket but they both seemed heavier and less breathable as they are more waterproof.
I suspect it would only really work in a shower but to be honest that's fine.
Haglofs make a similar smock too which might be worth a lookPosted 7 years agobuzz-lightyearMember
Montane pertex top . Bufalo windtop . Pertex is waterloving so rain drops break soak and evaporate before you get wet underneith. Sweat soaks in and evaporates quickly too. In steady rain it overloadsand you get damp though the hotter to get the better it works as you body heat drives the evaporationPosted 7 years agopoppaMember
I use one of these all year round as my outer layer:
Breathable, light, packs small enough for my camelback, and showerproof. In persistant, heavy rain you will eventually get soaked through though.
I can't really justify spending too much on a waterproof, as I tend to damage them quite quickly!Posted 7 years agoIAMember
skipped the text, but I love my montane featherlight velo longtime*.
Try for sizing tho, they come up big. E.g. I've a medium which fits perfectly (with a close fit, great over base layer + riding top max). And I'm 6'4", this is the only medium anything I own.
*edit based on above post. And it packs to the size of a man's scrotum. 😉 Handy, as you can stuff it into a jersey pocket.Posted 7 years agojoolsburgerMember
ive got some endura thing that has removable sleeves (one piece) I wear it as a gillet and put the sleeves back on if it rains. I never overheat in it and it's 100% waterproofPosted 7 years ago
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