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Best lightweight packaway waterproof jacket
« on: 02:12:38, 25/11/17 »
Christmas is aproaching and been asked for what I'd like for Christmas!

I would like a packaway breathable waterproof jacket.

I read the Marmot Precip been mentioned. However, a lot of the reviews mention breathabilty issues. It would be a dealbreaker for me, as require venting, as run hot.


sussamb

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Re: Best lightweight packaway waterproof jacket
« Reply #1 on: 07:07:53, 25/11/17 »
I run hot too but most minimal waterproofs are likely to struggle in the breathability department.  Provided I'm not really pushing on I find the precipe acceptable.
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Pitboot

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Re: Best lightweight packaway waterproof jacket
« Reply #2 on: 07:40:48, 25/11/17 »
Alpkit Pulsar jacket. You don't know you are wearing it and it packs away to almost nothing. I love mine.

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Re: Best lightweight packaway waterproof jacket
« Reply #3 on: 12:46:54, 25/11/17 »
Christmas is aproaching and been asked for what I'd like for Christmas!

I would like a packaway breathable waterproof jacket.

I read the Marmot Precip been mentioned. However, a lot of the reviews mention breathabilty issues. It would be a dealbreaker for me, as require venting, as run hot.


I'm not sure if all Precip versions are the same but mine has pit zips which help. Also, the reviews that mention breathability issues are being a little unfair as the Precip is not made from breathable fabric anyway.

NeilC

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Re: Best lightweight packaway waterproof jacket
« Reply #4 on: 08:04:55, 26/11/17 »

I'm not sure if all Precip versions are the same but mine has pit zips which help. Also, the reviews that mention breathability issues are being a little unfair as the Precip is not made from breathable fabric anyway.


The Marmot Precip? That's breathable. It's NanoPro.

Forkbeard

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Re: Best lightweight packaway waterproof jacket
« Reply #5 on: 10:40:16, 26/11/17 »

The Marmot Precip? That's breathable. It's NanoPro.


Sorry, you're right it is. Must be the early onset of dementia :D

Alan Kilroy

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Re: Best lightweight packaway waterproof jacket
« Reply #6 on: 11:36:56, 26/11/17 »
I'll agree that the Precip is not breathable. Have one for a few months now, use it occasionally when walking to work, if it rains or is really blowing and cold, it's always in my 10 litre backpack anyway. Waterproof yes, good in a downpour, but don't expect it to dry, inside or out in a hurry :)


If I put it on and walk, for example, a mile, it'll be wet on the inside. End of. Hence mesh pockets, to ventilate. Arm pits, to ventilate.


Whereas, my Buffalo Windshirt (Pertex, in my hiking backpack), now, that's breathable 100%, no question.

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Re: Best lightweight packaway waterproof jacket
« Reply #7 on: 15:31:33, 02/12/17 »
Marmot Extreme or OR Helium 2 are the best after my research; pricey though.

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Re: Best lightweight packaway waterproof jacket
« Reply #8 on: 16:53:55, 02/12/17 »
The Montane Atomic Jacket, is a pretty good example of a very lightweight fully waterproof jacket, and compared to many of the competitors, 125 is decent value.
I tried one on in Cardiff, the other day, it felt good, and looked well made.
Shop around a bit, and i bet you could get it under a 100.

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Re: Best lightweight packaway waterproof jacket
« Reply #9 on: 17:31:50, 02/12/17 »
I'll second the Alpkit Pulsar, a solid jacket. Higher end, the Rab Flashpoint (200g)is ultralight and ultra-waterproof. It's also very expensive and breathability is questionable, but I adore mine.

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Re: Best lightweight packaway waterproof jacket
« Reply #10 on: 11:43:47, 03/12/17 »
I agree with Mr Kilroy. If the Precip does 'breathe' in any way, I'm sure its very minimal. I have one and its served me well.

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Re: Best lightweight packaway waterproof jacket
« Reply #11 on: 11:48:29, 03/12/17 »
I'm looking for a single skin, maybe two skin waterproof, full length zip and windproof jacket, with a hood, without velcro tightening sleeves and which is long enough to cover my bum. Any suggestions please.

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Re: Best lightweight packaway waterproof jacket
« Reply #12 on: 14:22:27, 03/12/17 »
What about one of the new style ponchos that have an expandable area for to comfortably cover a full rucksack. I use a poncho and to stop it flapping about on windy days have a bit of thin bungee to use as a belt just under the level of the rucksack waist band. I am thinking about getting one of the new style ones having seen a few on the Camino.
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Re: Best lightweight packaway waterproof jacket
« Reply #13 on: 14:49:57, 03/12/17 »
I have a Vaude poncho, do you know who else makes a good poncho?

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Re: Best lightweight packaway waterproof jacket
« Reply #14 on: 17:20:06, 03/12/17 »
I've got a Berghaus paclite I rate it highly