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  • Reasonable waterproof without the £££
  • cynic-al
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    I tend to find waterproof jackets delaminate after a couple of years (yes, decent brands) and the DWR lasts no time. Being a Fairweather type, I tend to buy discounted branded for casual/walking/biking use, ideally with pit zips.

    Anything good going or should I have a different strategy?

    Enduraa Humvee looks good, nice cut (ie not potato sack)

    matt_outandabout
    Full Member

    and the DWR lasts no time

    The new ‘eco’ DWR’s are really poor, both when new and in durability.

    waterproof jackets delaminate after a couple of years

    I find that they both stop breathing as well and usually starry to leak at areas of high wear, but not delaminate. Are you washing correctly?

    We’ve a couple of Altura waterproof’s – a lumi one for commuting and a MTB one that have lasted well and fit nicely. Less breathable but durable.

    We’ve also got a Madison Stellar(?) old model which is superb. Really waterproof, a few features I scoffed at but now think are great such as magnetic drop hem and pit-zips on the wonk so accessible when in riding position. Really nice fit too. Was £40 in a sale.

    kimbers
    Full Member

    +1 Madison stuff

    Freewheel often have them on sale

    Mines a couple of years old and still good

    stevenmenmuir
    Free Member

    My Madison waterproof shorts have been good for the last two or three years. I wouldn’t buy Endura again but others swear by it.

    hainman
    Free Member

    Always been happy with my Forclaz decathlon waterproof jackets
    Really good value compared to bike stuff

    zerocool
    Full Member

    Decathlon stuff is usually pretty good.
    I have a very old Endura Event jacket that is battered but I just reproof the DWR for last 15 years. But I usually just wear a DWR soft shell or waterproof gillet nowadays. The Missus has a Berghaus Goretex Active jacket that’s still going strong after 5 years. But only wears it on bike park days.

    cynic-al
    Full Member

    Thank you everyone.

    In the end I bought a decathlon waterproof, it has beaded perfectly so far.

    scotroutes
    Full Member

    Missed this or I’d have suggested a Columbia Outdry. It doesn’t depend on DWR.

    thisisnotaspoon
    Full Member

    I was going to suggest decathlon too, bought one of their fairly basic windbreaker style waterpoofs for £13 in the sale and a £6 fleece to go under it for working outside and walking to work. It’s been really good, and less zips to fail.

    On the bike I’ve got a now ancient Race Face Atlas AM jacket for really shitty days. DWR has long since gone though. Washing and lightly tumble drying helps, but only for a few more rides at a time.

    cynic-al
    Full Member

    @scotroutes I already have one thanks – delaminated

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