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Poppysdad
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Waterproof jacket

Postby Poppysdad » Sat Dec 15, 2012 21:18 pm

Hi guys could you recommend a good waterproof jacket for around £130 . Cheers Rob

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Re: Waterproof jacket

Postby omegas » Sat Dec 15, 2012 21:51 pm

what will you be using the jacket for ? apart from staying dry

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Re: Waterproof jacket

Postby Poppysdad » Sat Dec 15, 2012 22:37 pm

Commuting and weekend trails . Thanks Rob

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Re: Waterproof jacket

Postby Stu Coops » Sun Dec 16, 2012 08:12 am

For that kind of money the Endura Venturi is an awesome jacket i've had mine for 18 months, PTFE membrane is pretty much the same as eVent fabric but works better in my opinion and plenty of venting options.

Your going to get damp to wet when pushing on the pedals whatever you buy due to condensation but the more breathable you buy your in the damp region as oppossed to cheap jacket boil in the bag that makes it pointless even wearing it.
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Re: Waterproof jacket

Postby maringirl » Mon Dec 17, 2012 23:12 pm

Altura Night vision Evo - excellent

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Re: Waterproof jacket

Postby Mark909 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:50 pm

Not bike specific but paramo make waterproof and very breathable jackets.

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Re: Waterproof jacket

Postby Poppysdad » Thu Dec 20, 2012 20:45 pm

Thanks all is the altura mayhem any good ?

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Re: Waterproof jacket

Postby DanDax1990 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 21:05 pm

Can't fault my Night Vision Evo, Probably my best purchase mtb wise :)

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Re: Waterproof jacket

Postby jimmypippa » Fri Dec 21, 2012 21:22 pm

Stu Coops has it right about the breathability ( I can't comment on the particular material but eVent is pretty good).

High-spec fabrics (polartec neoshell, eVent, gore tex active shell, etc) are significantly better than cheaper materials.

However they still get swamped by my commute. Most of the time, whether cycling, running or hillwalking - all at similar levels of exertion, I tend to go for a thin pertex windproof and a baselayer as being more comfortable unless it is really chucking it down. Because I commute in all weather by bike (20,000 miles so far) I do have an eVent jacket because it is a lot more comfortable in heavy rain.


Off the bike I use paramo a lot, but it is warm (see here for a bikeradar review of thewomen's version of the Velez smock)


For full on winter or cold and wet, I find Paramo great and it lasts; over the last 20 years have been significantly drier in it than many friends in more conventional systems (gore tex etc). In fact the trousers are still the same pair and have seen heavy use, I last used them at the beginning of this month in Snowdonia. I did get a new jacket about 4-years ago as I wanted something lighter with more venting (the Velez).

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Re: Waterproof jacket

Postby Poppysdad » Sun Dec 23, 2012 15:41 pm

Thanks all so much to choose from so needed a bit of advice . Cheers again Rob

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Re: Waterproof jacket

Postby Dandelionclock30 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 18:55 pm

I've got the Paramo womens adventure smock light and its a fantastic piece of kit. I wear it on my bike, for walking etc. It is fantastic Jacket and I got it for £99.00, a hundred quid off!. It was from the paramo seconds shop on Ebay.I couldnt see anything wrong with it.
Plus its a bit longer in the back and covers that spot at the base of your spine that can get chilled through.I would recommend one for the winter/autumn riding with a base layer.It will be too hot in the summer.
Its also definatley waterpoof.

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Re: Waterproof jacket

Postby hopper1 » Tue Dec 25, 2012 16:04 pm

I have the road version of this
http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-track-bike/mavic-mavic-jackets-cycle-mavic-stratos-h2o-jacket/mavizjac245
Just a touch over what you asked, but at 1/2 price, I reckon it's a steal.
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Re: Waterproof jacket

Postby Mojo_666 » Tue Dec 25, 2012 20:50 pm

Endura flyte here, another ptfe jacket. I recommend merino base layers too, helps with the condensation effect.

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Re: Waterproof jacket

Postby jimmypippa » Fri Dec 28, 2012 18:18 pm

Dandelionclock30 wrote:I've got the Paramo womens adventure smock light and its a fantastic piece of kit. I wear it on my bike, for walking etc. It is fantastic Jacket and I got it for £99.00, a hundred quid off!. It was from the paramo seconds shop on Ebay.I couldnt see anything wrong with it.
Plus its a bit longer in the back and covers that spot at the base of your spine that can get chilled through.I would recommend one for the winter/autumn riding with a base layer.It will be too hot in the summer.
Its also definatley waterpoof.


You have nailed the problem I have with paramo, in that it is too hot for my bike most of the time.

The smocks do vent well and I have been bone dry in situations where my friends in expensive gortetex have been pretty damp.

I use mine as a windproof softshell that happens to be waterproof - you do need to think about what to wear with is as it adds about the equivalent of a 100-weight fleece insulation.

A good baselayer is also worthwhile. For the last year I have been using a Rab MeCo one that has pretty good odour control as well as decent wicking. Some do get unpleasantly smelly pretty quickly.

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Re: Waterproof jacket

Postby Poppysdad » Tue Jan 01, 2013 14:26 pm

Thanks all I went for the Mayhem jacket and it's great I would say its the best jacket I've had .


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