- Whats the dogs danglies these days in waterproof jackets??
I am only looking for a shell, and the only prerequisites are :-
1. its waterproof, might seem obvious but i have bought a very expensive jacket before that leaked like a t bag at the first sight of rain.
2. Light. I try not to head out if its gonna be howling down so will be in the pack mostly. All going well.
Not fussed on price but i do want it to work.Posted 4 years agotheonlywayisupMember
Bought an Endura Liminite II in yellow
I’ve found it to be waterproof and the arms are nice and long. I’d wanted to get an Altura Nightvision jacket, but the arm length was too short (and I’m no orangutan).
I did see someone with a white jacket recently and when my bike light hit them they lit up lick a light bulb. If I was buying again I’d consider a white jacket with lots of Scotchlite.Posted 4 years agoNobeerinthefridgeSubscriber
White jackets for MTB are a bloody nightmare to keep white. Been there.
Altura mayhem is really good at keeping the wet out, unless yer a sweaty bugger, in which case you’ll get wet inside anyway.
I don’t think a jacket exists that can put up with a Scottish autumnal ride, 15 degrees and pissing wet. Sweat or rain, you choose.Posted 4 years agopslingSubscriber
Mountain Hardwear Effusion – beautifully light, waterproof, breathable and packable though may not be hardwearing enough for roughty-toughty mtb’ing. Having said that, I’ve got a Gore jacket and a Gore smock that I’ve had for years (10+) that have given me great service 8)Posted 4 years agoButtscratcherMember
I bought a Mavic h20 about 2 years ago, used it a hell of a lot. Muddy rides, icy rides, summer rain.
Never leaked once, it has pit zips, foreamn vents and the most genius front zip vent.
It looks brand new after a wash, absolutely. Its brightly coloured, incredibly light and fits really close so it helps wick properly.
I can’t recommend it enough, or all the clothing for bikes I’ve bought this is the best and would replace it tomorrow with another if I needed to.
Bikeradar gave it 5 stars too.Posted 4 years agogravity-slaveMember
Not riding specific, but check out the Rab Myriad jacket. Uses Polartec NeoShell material. Waterproof, very breathable and around 400g.
Shrugs off downpours but breathable enough that I stay dry inside even when working really hard. Held up for 2 1/2 hours on Wed night.
Expensive! I got a price match plus 10%. Having ridden it I’d say it’s worth RRP!Posted 4 years agocultsdaveMember
I just bought one of these http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/shimano-accu-3d-gore-tex-paclite-rain-jacket/rp-prod112514Posted 4 years ago
Has not arrived yet so can’t comment on it but a Gore-Tex Jacket for £70 is not bad at all.cheshirecatSubscriber
I’ve got the Gore Fusion jacket, and in the best tradition of STW, I think it’s excellent. Completely waterproof, and seems to breath very well, despite having no pit zips.
I’ve used it for running when it’s been chucking it down and blowing a gale, and it was even pretty good for that.Posted 4 years agorickonSubscriber
seems to breath very well
No waterproof without pit zip, or vents will breath well if it gets very wet. Over time the waterproofing stops, so the water doesn’t bead – which means it gets saturated, so the breathability drops off. You need vents if you’re intending on using a jacket in bad weather, and you’re going to have a high output.
Otherwise, you’ll get condensation, and get wet from the inside.
Blergh!Posted 4 years agogravity-slaveMember
Isnt the Myriad meant for alpine stuff? So its has a high collar, which covers your mouth? Thatd annoy me.
It has a reasonably high collar that will pull over the mouth if required but very comfy to tuck under your chin for riding. The higher neck keeps the foulest weather out, which I wanted it for. I’m too warm and toasty to get annoyed 😉Posted 4 years ago
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