- Recommend me a do-it-all waterproof jacket.
It’s time to get myself a semi decent jacket and I want one that will do for everything: hillwalking, mtbing and daily commuting. It needs to okay in breathability.
I’m thinking of something that will pack down so just a shell type without lining as I can layer up underneath it. Budget – £120 ish.
I had a quick look around Go Outdoors yesterday. I was thinking of something along these lines maybe:Posted 4 years agohedmlMember
Ive just bought a Montane Atomic from Go Outdoors (price match with OutdoorGB website to save about £15). Good arm length and drop tail for riding. I had to go one size up but fit seems really good. Its Pertex but fully waterproof.Posted 4 years ago
Not really worn it in the rain so far but reviews seem good.RikMember
OMM Kamleika smock. Light, packable, stretchy, tough, great fit for biking/running/etc. Doesn’t have any dangly sh*te special features other than zip up front, holes for limbs/head, and a hood drawcord. Can be got for ~£100.
Lightly caught mine on a wild rose bush and put a 6 inch rip on the arm – first time I had worn it too. No issues ever with my 9 + year old paclite or event jackets.Posted 4 years agoBadlyWiredDogSubscriber
Pertex must have changed a bit. I used to have a smock type pertex windproof but it was just that, definitely not waterproof. Mind you it was about 15 years ago that I bought it.
Pertex is a brand, not a fabric, so they produce the original windproof stuff in various forms and weights plus wind-resistant, high-wicking stuff called Pertex Equilibrium and Shield which is fully waterproof and what the likes of Montane and Rab are using for their cheaper waterproof shells.Posted 4 years agotangMember
I got a rab event hooded jacket in the sale a couple of weeks ago for just over 100. Brilliant so far in the rain!Posted 4 years ago
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