Recommend me a softshell
Willing to spend up to £100. I’m tall a skinny with long arms, a good fit is important for me so anything with long sleeves really. Mainly want it for keeping the wind off over the summer months when out on the bike, but will probably end up wearing it casually as well sometimes.
What would you go for?Posted 4 years ago
Well, I expected one or two responses so this is great, thanks everyone. 😀
The Haglofs Lizard does look good, and given the build of there stuff I shall be going and finding one of those to try on somewhere I think. I always forget Gore do clothing, so thats another good shout. Arc’teryx stuff is lovely as well, but as said out of the price range. Wish I could afford there kit.
When you say you want it to keep the wind off through the summer, are you sure about that? My Gore does me through the winter with not much underneath, not sure you’d need one through the summer.
I suppose this all depends on how you define the ‘summer’ given we live in the UK so I shall clarify. Basicly I just need something that will deal with light showers and keep the wind off.
I would just stick the GoreTex on but I find that I sweat a lot and it all just condenses inside faster than the membrane can deal with it. Naturally I wouldn’t expect the softshell to deal with extended or heavy rain, afterall this is what GoreTex is for.
Whatever I get will probably end up getting used when walking as well. I spend a lot of time in the Lake District and the Scottish highlands – unfortunately the rest of the family can’t keep up on when I’m on a bike 😉
I suppose my other issue with wearing GoreTex on the bike all the time is it’s relatively high maintenance. Can’t just chuck it in the wash with the rest of the kit, need to do it separately and then reproof etc.
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Ah! A Bath person, or an ex-Bath person?Posted 4 years agochrisdwSubscriber
I have an Outdoor Research Ferrosi jacket that I use for the summer. It’s really thin (not fragile, Had a good few offs in mine and just chuck it in the wash afterwards), really stretchy and has a hood too which is useful.
Best part is I picked it up from field and Trek for about £40. The new colour is £60 tho… http://bit.ly/ZzgrQ1
I am also tall and skinny and fit is perfick.Posted 4 years agowarpcowMember
I picked up a couple of Marmot Tempos (one with hood, one without) for about £40 each in the winter sales. Can’t say enough good things about them. Really breathable, and more water resistant than you’d expect too. The jacket (hoodless) one has slightly lighter material on the arms, which seems to regulate my temperature nicely. Despite being a sweaty bastard, I never feel like I’m overheating like I have with every Gore and Endura jacket I’ve had. Depending on what I have underneath I’ve happily used them from +10 to -10 degrees so far.Posted 4 years agocuriousyellowSubscriber
Pearl Izumi P.R.O, because you’re worth it!
I have the Select (used for commuting and MTB). I had the Elite before, but I sold it because I lost weight. It was pretty good too. Nice and long in the sleeves and toasty as a toasty thing and waterproof to boot!
The Elite is great, but the P.R.O is a better fit if you’re skinny.Posted 4 years ago
Just got back from Gi Outdoors, decided to try one of the dare2be ones matty456 recommended. For the price they certainly seem well made, and are extremely long. Seems to be a pretty good fit for me so I shall see how well this lasts.
Would rather have splashed out on a Haglofs or similar, but figured one of these has got to be worth a punt for the amount I just saved.
Thanks for the advice/suggestions everyone 😀Posted 4 years ago
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