New Jacket Required. Advice sought.

by Richthornton   January 11, 2011  

HI, I'm looking to get a new jacket and I'm seeking a bit of help. I'll use it mainly for a short commute in wet weather. It doesn't need to be particularly warm: waterproof and to a certain extent breathable are more important. And I'd like to not feel like a complete tool if I was wearing it off the bike.
Under £100 preferably.
Can anybody suggest something suitable?
Thanks.
Rich

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Gore bike wear do a paclite Goretex jacket. Reflective details but you can get it in "off the bike friendly" black. Completely waterproof.
Or Rapha jacket second hand on ebay (I picked up one for £80).

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posted by yokohamamamas [19 posts]
11th January 2011 - 23:25

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Have a look at the Endura Helium jacket. It performs really well and looks good too.

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posted by kubed [9 posts]
12th January 2011 - 10:42

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Thanks guys, I shall have a look at those, cheers.

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posted by Richthornton [99 posts]
13th January 2011 - 10:43

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For a short commute look at the Endura Gridlock jacket. I find it very waterproof although not that breathable but that doesnt really matter for me on my short commute of 5 miles.

£40 - £55 ish

posted by Jonty79 [29 posts]
13th January 2011 - 11:08

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My Altura Night Vision jacket has done me good service for around 2000 miles of commuting but is starting to show signs that it needs replacing.

My ride is 11 miles each way, and the jacket as been nicely waterproof for rides of that length. It's very warm, though, so if you're naturally warm-blooded, you might find it a bit much.

posted by andyfryer [10 posts]
15th January 2011 - 7:40

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Couple of the zips went on my Altura Attack jacket after only a handful of rides Angry , ever sine then I have spent the extra cash on Gore kit.

All the gear but no idea

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posted by matrs [60 posts]
15th January 2011 - 11:51

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Pleased with my Endura Flyte which I got for £90. Used both on and off road.

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posted by jezzer [62 posts]
15th January 2011 - 19:30

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The zip went on my Endura night vision jacket after about a month's use, which is a bit of a dissapointment, to put it mildly.

posted by mattsr [17 posts]
16th January 2011 - 9:46

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My Endura Illuminite has held up well though, and depite the fact that it has a light in the tail - it looks okay off the bike. My wife would let me know if it didn't Smile

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4132 posts]
18th January 2011 - 16:18

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I just got mine in the Edinburgh Bike Co Op sale... loving it.

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1221 posts]
18th January 2011 - 16:22

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Gore is good. Waterproof and warm!

posted by paulfg42 [372 posts]
27th January 2011 - 18:40

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