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Hey Guys

 

Years ago I bought a waterproof Salomon Jacket but the time has come to upgrade. Looking for a new waterproof but breathable jacket, will use it 80% for running and only occasionally for cycling as I don't usually cycling in the rain unless it is a race. 

 

Any recommendations ?

 

Thanks 

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If you want something properly waterproof, look at Pearl Izumi, nice rubber lining, speeds up weight loss and feels good against your chest, as told by a friend of course...

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Found gem of a site looking for a packable rain jacket - trailshed.co.za & went for a Mac in Sac. Good quality and price. Took it on a ride to test breathability and worked brilliantly as a wind breaker too. No rain test though although there are plenty of online reviews etc.

 

Trailshed also stocks this monster - ULTIMATE DIRECTION – ULTRA JACKET V2

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The Salomon La Cote FLex 2.5L has been my go to rain/bad weather adventure jacket for 3 years now. 

I loved my first one so much that I bought the later model after the old one was damaged from a heavy fall in Patagonia. The fabric was fine but the zip ripped open and broke. 

 

In this image I pair the jacket with a thermal baselayer and fleece. The jacket did a great job keeping out the wet and insulating the heat I was producing from the walk. When I was overheating on parts of our hike I opened the side flaps to make it more breathable. 

 

Pic taken on Perito Moreno Glacier, needless to say it was cold as ef! 

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The jacket also serves as my summer rain jacket. 

Pic taken in Amsterdam. 

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This jacket is not my cycling rain jacket though I used it a lot in Amsterdams torrential rains when I was working as a bike courier. 

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Only problem with buying expensive gear; when it gets torn or shredded(or worse stolen). No amount of waterproofing will quel the tears.

 

Thanks, I have been looking for one of these jackets for a while, but not prepared to spend R1900

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My opinion, for aerobic activities like cycling and running get a windproof water resistant jacket like an apple jacket. They are packable and work well as a breathable shell keeping you warm on cold days without causing too much sweating. Ask yourself, how often do you really need a waterproof jacket? Unless you make a point of going out in the rain (which most of us don't) why focus on waterproof.

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My opinion, for aerobic activities like cycling and running get a windproof water resistant jacket like an apple jacket. They are packable and work well as a breathable shell keeping you warm on cold days without causing too much sweating. Ask yourself, how often do you really need a waterproof jacket? Unless you make a point of going out in the rain (which most of us don't) why focus on waterproof.

Because when it randomly starts pissing with rain it feels amazing having a good quality waterproof jacket, nice and dry/warm inside and the heavens opening up outside. Also useful for when out hiking or just walking around the neighborhood.

 

I personally love being out in inclement weather so I see having a high quality waterproof jacket as vital. Kway make some nice breathable rain jackets, good quality, YKK zips, great fit and an awesome warranty.

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Because when it randomly starts pissing with rain it feels amazing having a good quality waterproof jacket, nice and dry/warm inside and the heavens opening up outside. Also useful for when out hiking or just walking around the neighborhood.

 

I personally love being out in inclement weather so I see having a high quality waterproof jacket as vital. Kway make some nice breathable rain jackets, good quality, YKK zips, great fit and an awesome warranty.

Don't get me wrong, I have a proper shell for bad weather. But I'd never use it when running or riding. I use it for bad weather when hiking etc. It doesn't pack small or light enough to stuff in a pocket.

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