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Cheap "pack away" coat?

Postby SE43 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 17:40 pm

Wanting a cheap coat for cycling and if it rains I can whip it out of my jersey pocket and put it on, but without breaking the bank, preferably one designed for cycling. Anyone have one?
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Re: Cheap "pack away" coat?

Postby Ride hard » Tue Oct 29, 2013 18:49 pm

I bought a Madsion Stratos for around £32 that does the job perfectly. I'm not sure if that fits your idea of cheap though.
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Re: Cheap "pack away" coat?

Postby SE43 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 19:17 pm

Ride hard wrote:I bought a Madsion Stratos for around £32 that does the job perfectly. I'm not sure if that fits your idea of cheap though.


It's on the right ballpark. I saw someone link an halfords one a while ago for £14 I think but unsure if it would be small enough packed down to fit in the jersey. I will take a look at the Madison Stratos though, thank you.
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Re: Cheap "pack away" coat?

Postby Mad_Malx » Tue Oct 29, 2013 19:42 pm

Or buy three from Aldi for the same total price next time they are doing cycling stuff.

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Re: Cheap "pack away" coat?

Postby SE43 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 19:46 pm

Mad_Malx wrote:Or buy three from Aldi for the same total price next time they are doing cycling stuff.


Are they the pack away type? I was thinking of this, I believe the next date for the cycling stuff is 21st November at Aldi.
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Re: Cheap "pack away" coat?

Postby Mad_Malx » Tue Oct 29, 2013 20:01 pm

SE43 wrote:
Mad_Malx wrote:Or buy three from Aldi for the same total price next time they are doing cycling stuff.


Are they the pack away type? I was thinking of this, I believe the next date for the cycling stuff is 21st November at Aldi.


They do two sorts - one is more substantial commuter (never tried this one but looks good for price). The other is packaway for about £12-15 and is VERY similar in look, size, weight and performance to a Montane featherlight (about £40 I think) I had previously. Perfect for sticking in your back pocket. It has a good back vent, and keeps the showers off. Like pretty much anything else I have tried under £60 (I haven't been higher) it will seep in sustained rain and you'll get sweaty in mild weather.
I don't know which is in their next sale though - they might only do the lightweight ones in the spring.

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Re: Cheap "pack away" coat?

Postby speedo » Tue Oct 29, 2013 20:15 pm

Go for a ENDURA PAKAJAK retailing for around £40
It packs down really small enough to fit in your back pocket with space for other items
Had mine since they first came out around 2 years ago - recommended to many

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Re: Cheap "pack away" coat?

Postby Iand-83 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 20:30 pm

speedo wrote:Go for a ENDURA PAKAJAK retailing for around £40
It packs down really small enough to fit in your back pocket with space for other items
Had mine since they first came out around 2 years ago - recommended to many


+1 for the Endura pakajak, got mine from Chain Reaction for £38, used it for the first time today, commuting home nice fit and reflective detail plus the under arm vents are a nice touch. Not used it in the wet yet though.

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Re: Cheap "pack away" coat?

Postby SE43 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 20:57 pm

Mad_Malx wrote:
SE43 wrote:
Mad_Malx wrote:Or buy three from Aldi for the same total price next time they are doing cycling stuff.


Are they the pack away type? I was thinking of this, I believe the next date for the cycling stuff is 21st November at Aldi.


They do two sorts - one is more substantial commuter (never tried this one but looks good for price). The other is packaway for about £12-15 and is VERY similar in look, size, weight and performance to a Montane featherlight (about £40 I think) I had previously. Perfect for sticking in your back pocket. It has a good back vent, and keeps the showers off. Like pretty much anything else I have tried under £60 (I haven't been higher) it will seep in sustained rain and you'll get sweaty in mild weather.
I don't know which is in their next sale though - they might only do the lightweight ones in the spring.


Yeah that would be fine for what I need it for. Think I'll wait out for one of those then.
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Re: Cheap "pack away" coat?

Postby Graeme Jones » Tue Oct 29, 2013 21:20 pm

Got a paka jak it does the job but not breathable so don't layer up too heavy underneath

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Re: Cheap "pack away" coat?

Postby Gunnsie » Tue Oct 29, 2013 22:15 pm

SE43 wrote:
Ride hard wrote:I bought a Madsion Stratos for around £32 that does the job perfectly. I'm not sure if that fits your idea of cheap though.


It's on the right ballpark. I saw someone link an halfords one a while ago for £14 I think but unsure if it would be small enough packed down to fit in the jersey. I will take a look at the Madison Stratos though, thank you.


This one?? http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_948607_langId_-1_categoryId_273966

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Re: Cheap "pack away" coat?

Postby SE43 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 22:20 pm

Gunnsie wrote:
SE43 wrote:
Ride hard wrote:I bought a Madsion Stratos for around £32 that does the job perfectly. I'm not sure if that fits your idea of cheap though.


It's on the right ballpark. I saw someone link an halfords one a while ago for £14 I think but unsure if it would be small enough packed down to fit in the jersey. I will take a look at the Madison Stratos though, thank you.


This one?? http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_948607_langId_-1_categoryId_273966


That is the one exactly, thank you, will take a look at this.
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Re: Cheap "pack away" coat?

Postby dave in swansea » Tue Oct 29, 2013 22:28 pm

Have a look at Polaris RBS. They have both jacket and gillet which are windproof and breathable. There is no point in going waterproof as you will sweat so much. About £30 or so, and fit into a rear pocket. Also are hi-vis which is no bad thing in the rain. Available in Go Outdoors if you like to look and touch before you buy.

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Re: Cheap "pack away" coat?

Postby doolie » Wed Oct 30, 2013 14:35 pm

My cheap Aldi waterproof jacket took me through last winter with just a baselayer. Suprisingly good VFM. It's my go-to jacket for mucky weather and has held up well, a bit thicker than the ultralight/packajak type. Was around £20 as i recall

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Re: Cheap "pack away" coat?

Postby Philly8mt » Wed Oct 30, 2013 20:09 pm

Just got a Santini one of EBay for less than a tenner ... Result :D

Purchased my lad one from Decathlon ... It's ridiculously light and packs away into it's own pocket for £29.99
Once folded away it's probably no bigger than ya testicles!
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Re: Cheap "pack away" coat?

Postby antonyfromoz » Wed Oct 30, 2013 23:09 pm

I was in my local Halfords today and they were selling all Craft and Sportful clothing for half price - I picked up on of the Reflex 2 jackets for £14. It folds up into a small pocket and would be about the size of a coke can but this can be compressed further or squashed inside a pocket etc if desired. Halfords had some other, thinner jackets there too and the half price took a lot of them well under £40.00.

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Re: Cheap "pack away" coat?

Postby Mickyg88 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 23:14 pm

Might make me an oldie, but what about a pacamac.... Just a thought.


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