- What waterproof breathable mtb jacket for £100
Looking for a new waterproofPosted 3 years ago
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?TurnerGuyMember
Pace 3×3 Event :
bit of a racing fit.Posted 3 years agoduncancallumSubscriber
I’ve one of these
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 itPosted 3 years ago
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.Posted 3 years agojustatheoryMember
Riding mate has the Madison and it looks good. Bargain for £90!Posted 3 years agodufusdipMember
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 mtbPosted 3 years agoxherbivorexSubscriber
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.Posted 3 years agocheshirecatSubscriber
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.
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.Posted 3 years agojam boSubscriber
Less than favourable review of the keela SaxonPosted 3 years agokm79Member
Less than favourable review of the keela Saxon
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. ‘.Posted 3 years agostevedocMember
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_wPosted 3 years ago
Hi all thanks for all the info.Posted 3 years ago
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.
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