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Which Waterproof Jacket?
#1
As above, I have some man maths to spend on a new, long-term waterproof xc jacket.

Im a bit of an Endura fanboy now, as their stuff is very robust.

I had the staple Altura Nevis for a fair while, which simply rotted and fell apart with use.


Im all ears, whats everyone recommending at the moment?
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#2
get a cheap one, you'll be sweating like a P.I.G. in any of them, at least if it's cheap then you'll not be too fussed if / when you catch it on a bush. I wear a waterproof virtually everyday in Glasgow (honestly, I've worn my summer jacket for less that 2 weeks this year) even just to walk to work i can feel my pits begining to steam. I have pit zips which help, but it's over £120 of jacket and is superlightweight and it's still sweaty as Gary Glitter at 15:30
Keep it foolish...
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#3
Sound advice, I was looking to spend IRO of £100 -but then remembered the one I did have, did serve me well for a good few years I guess.

Therefore, bearing that in mind, Ive opted for the Altura Night Vision Evo.

Its a decent mid range price and offers all the usual taped seams, venting and pit zips etc.

Also comes with the worlds largest amount of reflective additions to it....

It was £69, which is a favourable number of mine, I also want to look like Tron.....

[media width=500]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWT-FxvGkPU&feature=related[/media]
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#4
good choice and a sensible figure, nightvision is a good bonus too.
Keep it foolish...
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#5
Best thing I ever did was give up on waterproof jackets. I use a Gillet and nothing more *. If its raining just MTFU and get wet! You're a sodding Mountain Biker man!  Wink

* aside from shorts, helmet, shoes etc
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#6
"Blackers" Wrote:Best thing I ever did was give up on waterproof jackets. I use a Gillet and nothing more *. If its raining just MTFU and get wet! You're a sodding Mountain Biker man!  Wink

* aside from shorts, helmet, shoes etc

Debatable Wink

I recall our gilet discussion at the bedge 12hr, you argue a very valid case.

Might look at an entry level one to see any differences.

If yours a waterproof one or what?
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#7
"BMJBOY" Wrote:Debatable Wink

I recall our gilet discussion at the bedge 12hr, you argue a very valid case.

Might look at an entry level one to see any differences.

If yours a waterproof one or what?
Mine is waterproof but its kind of irrelevant. I found I sweated more in a waterproof jacket meaning I was wet anyway. And hot! I ride in the winter with just one top and a gillet unless its stupid cold, in which case I sit and watch tv.
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#8
I have a windprood / waterproof gilet and it's very good, only the coldest days get through. Mine's karrimor or something similar, cost about £20 but might have been sale.
Keep it foolish...
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#9
I have a red Altura Night Vision Evo jacket. I brought it more for its reflective properties rather than its water proofness. It is very good quality. It is also a lot thicker/warmer than I though it would be, consequently I would say it is brilliant for winter riding (like I do for work), but I wouldn't recommend it for summer riding in the rain. A real light weight one is what you need for than, and the night vision certainly isn't that.
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#10
My thoughts from the road are the gillet; I love them!  My one is a yellow commuting one but the concept is the same - I find them more airy and breathable than a sleeved number.  Mine has detachable sleeves, which I've never used.  

When it rains my arms get wet...but they go brown in the sun.


....sweating like Glitter at 1530.....CLASSIC!!!!!Ha Ha Ha
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