New jacket recommendations
My current “good” waterproof jacket, which is a North Face, is about to be relegated to a dog walking jacket as the zip has gone on that one. The good one also has a nice oil mark on it from a bike chain so I am looking for something new rather than just replacing the zip in the old smelly one. I want something that I can be seen in in reasonably polite company which is waterproof and moderately breathable. I am not planning trips to exotically cold places or serious climbing or anything of that nature. I am not really sure about budget but less spent is certainly better than more although I appreciate that to an extent you get what you pay for.Posted 2 years agoBadlyWiredDogSubscriber
Sportpursuit, where unsold waterproof jackets go to be sold off at half price. Given your requirements (‘I want something that I can be seen in in reasonably polite company which is waterproof and moderately breathable.’) some sort of Gore-Tex (other than the truly awful Paclite) that matches up to your aesthetic needs should do it.Posted 2 years agosuburbanreubenMember
I want something that I can be seen in in reasonably polite company which is waterproof and moderately breathable.
Do any of these recommendations actually fulfill this criteria? There seems to be a shortage of technical jackets that aren’t black with fluoro zips/ghastly colour combos/ over logoed up.Posted 2 years agoCountZeroMember
Jottnar Garm softshell?Posted 2 years ago
Perhaps on the high end of your budget, but a good-looking jacket with good technical features.
I just picked up a Mountain Equipment Valkyrie Goretex Proshell (the new one) from RoughGear for under £80 – down from £200+. If you don’t want uber robust, they had same jacket in different material and model name. Much better cut and material than anything I could see on sportpursuit.
Patagonia is superb, and lasts and lasts, but I found thier H2No standard not that breathable….we also just had a crap service from the new warranty arrangements – basically I was expected to post at my cost to Spain for repair, with a service fee of £20 to post it back…for one single pocket zip that has failed. They need to address that issue…Posted 2 years ago
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