What waterproof breathable mtb jacket for £100

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  • What waterproof breathable mtb jacket for £100
  • Looking for a new waterproof
    I have a mountain equipment Firefox in gore active shell but with all the mud and winter riding and washing it’s getting trashed.
    Resorted to an old paclite jacket it’s years old but a good old bit of kit starting to let in across the shoulders.
    What’s worth having anything on the sales
    Like pit vents and a pocket but not too fussy
    Is any of the Madison stuff worth buying?

    Premier Icon tom.nash
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    Either the Sweet Protection Air or the Keela Saxon; used both and both are bloody brilliant, just depends on what features you want. With a proper layering system underneath this is the max I have needed over two Scottish winters.

    Cheers Tom I wouldnt have thought of keela but that looks a good jacket for the money.

    Premier Icon alibongo001
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    I have found the Altura attack to be quite good – lasted a couple of years

    Premier Icon ceepers
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    Madison addict is really good

    Premier Icon duncancallum
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    I’ve one of these
    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/omm-kamleika-race-smock-ii/

    Missus got one for fell running n I’ve lusted after one so I got one at Xmas.

    It’s ace, light waterproof and is not all flappy. Pads down small too. I love it

    siloseven
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    madison addict 3 layer jacket is excellent

    Premier Icon jimmy
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    I’ve been looking for a while now since I lost mine. I like a nice simple jacket, no fussy pockets, a hood seems mostly irrelevant on the bike, not too athletic a fit but not too baggy. I think I’ve decided on an altura attack 180 (which might be new this season?) but yet to go try on for size.

    The keela saxon looks good for the money and reviews but doesn’t fit my criteria as well. I’ve been hovering over the button on that a few times.

    Premier Icon jimmy
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    That pace is one rear pocket shy of being perfect – loved the last event3 jacket I had (Gill)

    http://www.ukbikesdepot.com/m10b0s355p11962/MADISON_Addict_Waterproof_Jacket

    Riding mate has the Madison and it looks good. Bargain for £90!

    dufusdip
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    I’ve not got a huge experience as I had a goretex from 20 years ago that was a small fortune but was still a bit boil in the bag. Took a punt on this when it was first launched, so was a bit cheaper, but I have been impressed how much materials have come on. I use a merino layer underneath and it is superb and surprisingly waterproof despite the lack of taped seams. I have found I need a second layer when it gets down to freezing, but just another option. Think it was aimed at roadies, but works well on mtb

    Galibier

    Premier Icon dmorts
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    Madison Addict 3 Layer is great

    stuker
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    +1 for keela saxon…..love it. weighs next to nothing and works brilliantly. Previous jacket i had was a boil in bag job but the Saxon really is breathable. great fit as well

    TurnerGuy
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    That pace is one rear pocket shy of being perfect

    how many rear pockets are you after ?

    Premier Icon xherbivorex
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    i got a madison addict for this winter too, it’s not really what i’d call lightweight but it’s very waterproof and reasonable on the breathability (nice big chest/pit vent zips to allow air flow if it’s not chucking it down). i like having the option of the removable hood too.

    Premier Icon cheshirecat
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    I’ve just replaced the old version of this with the new version – the old one has a hole in the elbow from an off, which once repaired will be my MTB jacket (new one is for road only for now). Not many features, but nicely cut and a rear pocket. Ran in it yesterday, and the jacket was dry inside afterwards (I’m not a sweaty person though). I wouldn’t say it’s the most rugged fabric, so if you fall off a lot, I’d look elsewhere.

    Gore at Wiggle

    I did read that the OP has a GoreTex Active jacket already, but my old Gore jacket got washed many, many times and was fine until I put a hole in it.

    hora
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    Is the Addict breathable like a decent gortex or event? £100 is alot to spend otherwise.

    breathability (nice big chest/pit vent zips to allow air flow if it’s not chucking it down).

    ^^This!^^^

    Fabric is only a part of it. eVent is the best for breathability, but nothing beats good ventilation.

    Premier Icon dmorts
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    The Addict is breathable as far as I can tell. I find it very comfortable, no boil in the bag effect.

    Premier Icon nickc
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    Don’t overlook the Endura Helium, used mine on a rainy 3 hour walk last week and was bone dry when I got home. Lovely lightweight, and properly waterproof, and you can get them for about £85 if you hunt around

    shaungero
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    Another one for the Maddison Addict, great jacket

    km79
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    Less than favourable review of the keela Saxon

    http://www.fullysussed.co.uk/fully-sussed-news/keela-saxon-jacket-second-less-favourable-impressions

    Hard to take anything they say seriously when accompanied by shite like this ‘For a Scottish jacket, with all their blue-faced Braveheart cobblers this is not very impressive. ‘.

    stevedoc
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    No so much a cycle jacket but the Forclaz 400 from Decathlon is brilliant , my last one lasted years till this week when I broke the zip , replaced it Friday and went out today with it on in god aweful down pours , back to blighty and all dry as a bone , best £70 spent ever https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4gMKoHoO_w

    Hi all thanks for all the info.
    Looking at what’s available I think I going more in traditional loose fit rather than the slim cut more roadie style.
    I’m very tempted by the Madison or the keela
    Have read the review and although the jacket got damaged it didnt give a negative review of its water resistance or breatability
    My own gore active shell jacket has 2 holes both from fairly small encounters with the undergrowth or the ground. It’s a trade off I guess for very light fabric.
    The keela is available for £65 so probably worth a punt.

    Premier Icon YoKaiser
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    Good Singletrack Keela review if you hunt about.

    philfive
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    I’ve got a Hagloff L.I.M proof which is really good.

    Premier Icon iainc
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    The Madison Flux Superlite is pretty good and very breathable too

    1timmy1
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    I started a similar thread and ended up with the Madison Flux Superlite. Not had a chance to test it yet but the material feels really nice and it had pockets and pit vent holes. Got it for £77 from Denis Winter on Amazon.

    Premier Icon jimmy
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    Less than favourable review of the keela Saxon

    That’s really not a review.

    how many rear pockets are you after

    That’s in tick box terms. None would be ideal – the rear of a waterproof jacket isn’t the place fit a pocket IMO.

    Suggsey
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    I picked up a Berghaus Vapour a Storm jacket for £99 from thehutoutlet shop on eBay……thehut.com are selling exactly the same jacket through their main site/shop fir £138….. So only go via eBay!

    Can anyone who owns the Madison Addict tell me if they are generally long in the sleeve?

    I got monkey arms.

    Premier Icon grey
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    I have a Madison Flux superlight and it’s standing up well to Scottish rain and seems quite breathable.
    The Madison rep told me they don’t stand up well to crashes, but I’ve crashed four times in it so far and it’s fine 😀

    adsbatts89
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    Some of the Decathlon hiking outer shell jackets are really good. I paid £80 for mine and its spot on.

    Premier Icon ceepers
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    The addict is pretty short in the sleeves actually. It’s a fairly slim cut all over. Spent three hours in the pouring rain very comfortably in mine the other day

    beiciwr64
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    Trespass have some deals on at the moment on waterproof jackets.
    http://www.trespass.com/mens-walsenburg-03431
    Not exactly an mtb jacket,it has a hood and no rear pocket,quality is good.

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