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Waterproof and fits in Jersey Pocket ???

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by Oldlegs, 15 Aug 2007.

  1. Oldlegs

    Oldlegs Frogs are people too.

    Location:
    Norwich
    I am looking for a waterproof jacket for winter rides that turn out wet. Something that can sit in my jersey pocket and only come out when it starts raining and go back when it stops.
    After a lot of searching the only one i've found so far that will definately fit in a pocket is the Montane Featherlite H2O. Any comments on this one - like is it really waterproof.
    Any others to consider ?
    Budget up to £60 or £70 if its on Wiggle.
     
  2. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    I would highly recommend the Endura Superlite jacket which falls within your price range(ish ;)) using wiggle.

    I wore mine for the first time at the weekend for 14 hours in the rain. Kept me dry, kept me warm, no problem with overheating, no claminess on arms with S/S shirt, and it folded down much smaller than I expected on the very few occassions the rain stopped.

    It comes with a stuff sack which is far too big for it's smallest folded size - I managed to get it into my rear pocket along with some carb bars and a mobile phone.

    I have also ordered the Superlite trousers on the back of how good the jacket was.
     
  3. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    I ordered one of these a couple of months back. It is waterproof and impressively packable. It wasn't right for my needs though as I felt like it was too fragile, so I sent it back.

    But it sounds like it might be ideal for you. If you Froogle it you can get it pretty cheaply. I got mine mail order from some triathlon store in Londen.
     
  4. Hugo15

    Hugo15 Über Member

    Location:
    Stockton-on-Tees
  5. I've got the same Superlite jacket and its really waterproof and compact, I ve also got a Montane Featherlite. Size wise I prefer the Montane but for waterproofness I prefer the Endura, it adjusts really well too, so I pick and choose. For a recent tour of Donegal I took the Endura but for a ride on a drier day I'd carry the smaller Montane for emergency back up.
     
  6. gkerr4

    gkerr4 New Member

    Location:
    Blackpool
    is the crosslite really packable??

    I thought that the clear 'strada' jacket was altura's packable - this looks good though.
     
  7. Oldlegs

    Oldlegs Frogs are people too.

    Location:
    Norwich
    So it looks like the Montane then.

    I had a look at the two jerseys but they seem to bulky for an easy pocket pack -please post if you disagree. The transparent jobs look a bit too much like the "packamacks" of my youth. Oh the joys of a rainy seafront enveloped in billowing tacky plastic.

    Cheers
     
  8. Hugo15

    Hugo15 Über Member

    Location:
    Stockton-on-Tees
    is the crosslite really packable??

    I thought that the clear 'strada' jacket was altura's packable - this looks good though.[/QUOTE]

    Fits in my jersey pocket - I have made a small compression strap (well it's two bits of Velcro sewn together :o) which helps keep it packed down.
     
  9. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It! Staff Member

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Decathlon do some good ones - about £20 max. - Mines still brill after 2 years !
     
  10. Oldlegs

    Oldlegs Frogs are people too.

    Location:
    Norwich
    Ufortunately Decathlon like moterways never made it all the way to Norfolk;)