What's your emergency waterproof jacket
I have a Montane Singletrack which is a nicely made jacket. However I don’t know how waterproof it is because I sweat so much I suspect I am producing more moisture than the rain. It has been said many times, but however big the transpiration rate quoted by manufacturers, most humans produce far more moisture than the material can cope with. So at least it keeps me warm if damp.Posted 4 years agochum3Member
Wot FOG said – I consider a waterproof to be a warming layer, rather than a stay dry layer. Any sort of exercise and I’m wet inside, irrespective.
One of my fav bits of kit at the mo is my waterproof jacket with removable arms (forget the name). Perfect for cold winter riding where windchill is the main issue. Take arms off, undo zip a bit, so plenty of ventilation, and core stays warm.Posted 4 years agorocketmanMember
Trek Mates something or other £20 from TK Maxx. Packs down to the size of a wallet and although not actually waterproof it disperses rain quite well. Takes about 30 mins of steady rain to saturate it.
Have never felt the need for a full-on waterproof I don’t tend to ride all day in the rainPosted 4 years agoDanWMember
Mavic HC H20 for me. Stupidly expensive and perhaps doesn’t pack down quite as small as some of the others suggested but it will go in a jersey pocket, has lots of ventilation options and is more waterproof and breathable than anything else suggested so far I believe. I used it for Summer rain/ emergencies and also now through Winter for 4 hour rides absolutely teeming it down. Can’t see why not to if you can get over the cost 😕Posted 4 years ago
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