Waterproof jacket recommendations (not for biking)
I’m looking for a new waterproof to wear hiking and spending lots of time outside in the pissing rain and snow over winter.
My budget is a bit crap though at just under £100 so are there any great bargains out there at the moment?
I wear a large so i can fit lots of layers underneath as required
over to the hive-mind 🙂Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
It’s amazing what you can find being sold online, I bought this jacket from a place called Rokit in London, who do ‘vintage’ clothing. I’ve bought a Pendleton wool shirt from them, and this one was listed in one of their regular email updates:
It’s US Airforce issue, Goretex, of a softer, less noisy type, with heavy Cordura panels on arms. It’s what’s called APEC, All-Purpose Environmental Camoflage, has a roll-away hood, loads of pockets, and it cost me £86, unworn, as far as I could tell. It’s a fantastic jacket, hidden drawstrings tucked away inside the lower patch-pockets to adjust it as well.Posted 4 years ago
I love it to bits for the money.
When you look at what a SuperDry showerproof jacket costs in a camo pattern, it’s a total bargain. Worth looking around the net for ex-military gear.
 Just found one a bit like it on Amazon for $104:
Mine was a bargain, I’ve just found several like it starting at $195!
Here you go, on eBay, for £64:
After having north face and tranemo for work (norwegian workwear) I bought a 29 quid waterproof regatta for work, looks smart and includes a removable fleece.
I work in all weathers and worked in hail and heavy rain/wind last week only with the outer on. Warm and dry when other lads were retreating inside. Wel worth the 30quid found on regatta outlet on ebay.Posted 4 years agospawnofyorkshireSubscriber
Thank you for the info, I ended up buying a Mountain Hardwear Plasmic Jacket for £60 from Cotswold Outdoor.
Used it in a couple of downpours so far and it’s very waterproof. Whilst it is breathable it feels a bit weird against the skin due to the material. It could do with a mesh liner I think, but if you’re layered up it’s great. Weighs naff all as well and the hood is well designed.
I had a really good look at the army jackets but really i wanted something very lightweight and waterproof to throw on top of lots of warm layers.
Thanks guysPosted 4 years ago
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