Packable Waterproofs

by livb   August 18, 2011  

Hi

Can anyone recommend me a good packable waterproof, I have the aldi one at the mo and after 1 minute in rain the other week is was 100% soaked. Womens fit is preferable.

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I've found the Gore Bike wear Oxygen one really good. cut for road cycling very light and small pack sizeand stands up to a drenching. Can get a bit hot if you are riding really hard but the best compromise I've found.

posted by pudoz [16 posts]
18th August 2011 - 11:30

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anyone know any good ones slightly cheaper?

posted by livb [6 posts]
18th August 2011 - 16:45

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Have you tried just getting some re waterproofing treatment, Niikwax stuff is quite good, I use it every couple of weeks on my waterproof stuff in the winter, seems to keep them working

posted by mrkeith119 [86 posts]
18th August 2011 - 17:31

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DHB stuff from Wiggle is always pretty good value.
I have a commuter jacket from there that kept me dry today - not breathable but it has plenty of vents.

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posted by TheHatter [810 posts]
18th August 2011 - 19:34

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Have checked with the company and this is packable...

http://moremile.co.uk/product.asp?strParents=4070,4072&CAT_ID=4081&P_ID=...

Great price and runners I know say good quality.

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1245 posts]
18th August 2011 - 19:50

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I would strongly recommend something from the Montane range... I have one myself and it's usually good in fairly terrible weather for a good amount of time.

They start from £44.99 and any local bike shop worth visiting should be able to get one for you.

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posted by Municipal Waste [190 posts]
18th August 2011 - 20:54

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Thanks guys

posted by livb [6 posts]
19th August 2011 - 10:47

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Montane Velocity DT is always my recommendation when this question comes up. The RRP is a bit (ok a lot) steeper than the Featherlite stuff but it is a properly waterproof shell jacket and can often be had at a knock down price from online stores.

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posted by AdamML [72 posts]
19th August 2011 - 10:57

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I've got the Montane featherlite one, my wife's got the women's fit one. They're very packable and have worked well in heavy but short showers. We haven't been out in a sustained downpour, but I wouldn't expect it to stand up to all that much given the lightness and thinness. Good price as well, £42.50. It's here:
http://www.cyclestore.co.uk/productDetails.asp?productID=23415&categoryI...

posted by bikeylikey [164 posts]
20th August 2011 - 17:19

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