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chapak goretex 35

inaperfectworldinaperfectworld Posts: 362
edited June 2007 in Road beginners
just been looking at an old thread on waterproofs and saw a vote for this jacket bought at decathlon from france. it is priced at euro35; For goretex??? what's going on and is this a summer jacket for the sort of weather we're getting now

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  • horizonhorizon Posts: 572
    Any Goretex will be overwhelmed at the moment. its too warm. The few reviews I've seen of Chapak have all been good. I suspect its cheaper because its not a name brand here, where massive mark ups are the norm. Mike Dyason sells it in the UK: www.mikedyason.com although I suspect not at that price!

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  • tatanabtatanab Posts: 1,283
    Mike Dyason used to import Chapak waterproofs, but has not had any listed for a few years now. I bought my last Chapak Goretex top from XXcycles in Toulouse. Very quick delivery so I would recommend them. http://www.xxcycle.com/php/boutique/pag ... om=ACCUEIL
  • Jonathan McpJonathan Mcp Posts: 2,472
    I've got a Cahapk goretex, from decthlon in France. Had it 3 or 4 years now, used it road & MTB riding. Its quite a soft, light fabric used, seams are taped as any gore tex jacket needs to be, doesn't have a hood & is very no frills, but a superb VFM piece of kit.

    But I've not seem them since in decathlon in france, the UK branches never seemed to have them anyway, besides they are a pounds:euro kind of place. if it costs 10 euro in france, it will (often) be œ10 here.

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  • horizonhorizon Posts: 572
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by tatanab</i>

    Mike Dyason used to import Chapak waterproofs, but has not had any listed for a few years now. <hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote">

    There is a full range listed on his website, which appears to be current as it refers to 2007.

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