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wszrzalyw

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Recommend me a jacket please!
« on: 22:22:37, 07/12/17 »
Hi


Can I get some recommendations for a jacket? I want it to be:


1. Waterproof
2. Warm enough for walking during the night, but not too hot for walking during the day
3. Have pit zips
4. Be under 200


Thanks!

gunwharfman

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Re: Recommend me a jacket please!
« Reply #1 on: 09:22:14, 08/12/17 »
Sorry, what are pit zips?

photonut

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Re: Recommend me a jacket please!
« Reply #2 on: 09:56:14, 08/12/17 »
Under-arm (pit) zippers.... I think :)

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Re: Recommend me a jacket please!
« Reply #3 on: 11:06:18, 08/12/17 »
Hi


Can I get some recommendations for a jacket? I want it to be:


1. Waterproof
2. Warm enough for walking during the night, but not too hot for walking during the day
3. Have pit zips
4. Be under 200


Thanks!
Thats asking quite a lot for under 200... Most waterproof jackets are designed to have layers underneath to keep the walker warm e.g. fleece. A simple waterproof shell with pit zips for under 200 is achievable if you shop around. If you insist on some warmth from the jacket then maybe look at Paramo? They are warmer than a traditional shell and some people find them Ok in summer also (although I find them too warm).
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glovepuppet

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Re: Recommend me a jacket please!
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gunwharfman

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Re: Recommend me a jacket please!
« Reply #5 on: 14:31:52, 08/12/17 »
I have a Paramo Alta 2, but if I wanted a new jacket I wouldn't look at this type of anymore. Nowadays I prefer a single skin jacket (cheaper as well) I get and maintain my warmth by what I wear underneath. A couple or three layers, which I can slip on and off as my temperature goes up and down is my preference these days.. My Paramo is at its worst in the warmer months, the bit of exercise, an uphill section and I'm uncomfortable, in the colder months its not too bad. I tend to only use it now when I stroll into town or go to the pub.

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« Reply #6 on: 15:53:21, 08/12/17 »
Take a look here http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/ they are always discounting good quality items.
And have a great customer return policy.

Welsh Rambler

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Re: Recommend me a jacket please!
« Reply #7 on: 20:16:36, 09/12/17 »
Are these bots raising these questions or maybe jacket suppliers hoping for a few free plugs  :o


Regards Keith

wszrzalyw

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Re: Recommend me a jacket please!
« Reply #8 on: 20:36:34, 09/12/17 »
Manufacturers like Jack Wolfskin do some more insulated jackets for winter wear:

Maybe something there at the right price?


GP


Thanks, the troposphere seems to tick all the boxes so have gone for that from amazon for 130.

wszrzalyw

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« Reply #9 on: 20:42:15, 09/12/17 »
Are these bots raising these questions or maybe jacket suppliers hoping for a few free plugs  :o


Regards Keith


Neither, I'm just after some help.

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Re: Recommend me a jacket please!
« Reply #10 on: 08:30:08, 10/12/17 »
I would strongly recommend using the layering principle with a shell. Any "warm" jacket is likely not to be warm enough sometimes and too warm at other times. With layers, you can adjust.

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« Reply #11 on: 09:15:44, 10/12/17 »
Agreed.  It's simply not possible to find a jacket that will always cope with a complete walk under varying conditions, taking layers on and off is pretty much inevitable.  If there is such a jacket I haven't found one in over 40 years of serious walking.
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Re: Recommend me a jacket please!
« Reply #12 on: 14:16:28, 10/12/17 »
I can't see an answer to 2. Warm for night walking but not for day walking.


Too many variables - temp difference between night and day, the absolute temps in involved, how hard the terrains is, how hot you walk, whether you're carrying a pack and what you wear underneath. Only you could possibly work this out and that would take experience.


This is why people tend to wear layers unless it's a walk they know so well that they know from experience that a particular insulated jacket they own works well for it.

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Re: Recommend me a jacket please!
« Reply #13 on: 18:37:13, 10/12/17 »

Thanks, the troposphere seems to tick all the boxes so have gone for that from amazon for 130.


Glad to be of help - hope you get many happy trips out of it!  O0

Welsh Rambler

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Re: Recommend me a jacket please!
« Reply #14 on: 19:07:52, 10/12/17 »

Neither, I'm just after some help.
That's good to hear, I just thought your username had been generated by a computer.


Do let us know how you get on with the jacket because the Forum thrives on sharing knowledge and experiences.


Regards Keith