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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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yokohamamamas [19 posts] 6 years ago
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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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kubed [9 posts] 6 years ago
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Have a look at the Endura Helium jacket. It performs really well and looks good too.

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Richthornton [81 posts] 6 years ago
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Thanks guys, I shall have a look at those, cheers.

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Jonty79 [26 posts] 6 years ago
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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

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andyfryer [9 posts] 6 years ago
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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.

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matrs [55 posts] 6 years ago
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Couple of the zips went on my Altura Attack jacket after only a handful of rides  14 , ever sine then I have spent the extra cash on Gore kit.

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jezzer [67 posts] 6 years ago
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Pleased with my Endura Flyte which I got for £90. Used both on and off road.

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mattsr [16 posts] 6 years ago
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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.

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Tony Farrelly [2893 posts] 6 years ago
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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  1

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James Warrener [1086 posts] 6 years ago
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I just got mine in the Edinburgh Bike Co Op sale... loving it.

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paulfg42 [392 posts] 6 years ago
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Gore is good. Waterproof and warm!