- Karrimor Elite Alpiniste eVent Jacket
I am looking at this jacket,
Has anyone got one of these jackets that they use for biking, and what is their opinion of it.
Also, how do they size up, I am 5’8 / 10.5st and thinking of a medium or small.
I would go and try one in store, only none of my local stores have any in stock.Posted 5 years ago
I’d order one in and try it on if possible – the quality of Karrimor stuff is not what it used to be. If it’s being sold via Sports Direct, it will just be mass-produced stuff with the Karrimor label stuck on it.
£99 is a lot of wedge for any kind of clothing out of Sports Direct.Posted 5 years ago
Martinhutch: I thought the same as you, but looking at online reviews, this “maybe” a descent jacket. Karrimor appear to be trying to make some good higher end kit again (only a few item though, the majority is still cheap for a reason).Posted 5 years ago
I remember the KSB3 boots I used to have, as did every squaddie at the time. Cost me £90 at the time, which was alot of money for me to spend on a pair of boots then. However I wore them for 5 years before they fianlly retired, money well spent. I was gutted with the replacements, no near near the same quality.vanilla83Member
I’ve got one and think its fantastic; it worked wonderfully in the Himalayas and the Borneo rainforest in the middle of the monsoon rain. I can’t recommend it highly enough.
I’ve not used it for cycling though and don’t think I would. Not sure why tho!
I’m 6″2 and roughly same weight as you and I got a medium which is spot on. Its got long arms as well which are properly designed.
I couldn’t find a local shop with it in stock either so bought online. I ordered through SD (I think) but it came from Trek&Field (or the other way around); either way both are the same people but one was free postage and one wasn’t so check before ordering.Posted 5 years agoSannySubscriber
Got one. Really like it. The cut is alpine so no extended drop at the back for cycling but the hood accommodates a bike helmet and I really like the two large hand pockets and useful chest pocket.
The fabric is top notch and works as you would expect. The only thing that I would change is the elastic for the hood draw cord but that can be done with a wee bit of effort if you feel the need to change it.
Hey, it’s £89 for an Event jacket with a great hood. What’s not to like? 😀Posted 5 years ago
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