Does anyone know of a goretex jacket/gilet

flattythehurdler
flattythehurdler Posts: 2,314
edited September 2008 in Workshop
ie a goretex jacket with disposable sleeves??
Thanks
Dan

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  • sorry, detatchable
    Dan
  • cougie
    cougie Posts: 22,512
    Tee hee - you're made of money !
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 18,054
    gore phantom
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  • gore phantom

    It's not goretex - only windstopper.
    Carlsberg don't make cycle clothing, but if they did it would probably still not be as good as Assos
  • chuckcork
    chuckcork Posts: 1,471
    gore phantom

    It's not goretex - only windstopper.

    This was the cheapest one I could find myself. Just started using it, should be good enough for spring/autumn wear in rain, will find out soon enough: http://www.thetristore.com/view_product ... ike%20Wear
    'Twas Mulga Bill, from Eaglehawk, that caught the cycling craze....
  • Garry H
    Garry H Posts: 6,639
    ie a goretex jacket with disposable sleeves??
    Thanks

    I would doubt it. Water would probably get in through the sleeve attachment area, so I doubt they could make one whilst "guaranteeing to keep you dry" (Which is a load of cobblers anyway). Same with using it as a gilet. Which ponders the question, what use is a waterproof gilet, really?
  • What's cobblers about it? I in know way believe that Gore Tex is the best waterproof fabric, but their guarantee isn't cobblers. They have a satisfaction guarantee that plain and simply will refund you the cost of your purchase if you are not happy with it for any reason. That's pretty special and not cobblers, just many people do not realise it.
  • ie a goretex jacket with disposable sleeves??
    Thanks

    More breathable choices would be:

    I have one of these:

    http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/produ ... per_Jacket

    I'm using it as a gilet at the moment, with a lightweigt merino baselayer - no overheating issues or coldness at 10 - 14'C. Can withstand showers - but more importantly - it doesn't feel cold due to the Windstopper material.

    These look ok:

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/Cycle/7/Gore_ ... 360033304/
  • Garry H
    Garry H Posts: 6,639
    bikingscot wrote:
    What's cobblers about it? I in know way believe that Gore Tex is the best waterproof fabric, but their guarantee isn't cobblers. They have a satisfaction guarantee that plain and simply will refund you the cost of your purchase if you are not happy with it for any reason. That's pretty special and not cobblers, just many people do not realise it.

    Apologies I wasn't very clear, I meant it's cobblers that it will actually keep you dry in the relatively humid UK climate. No waterproof is breathable enough to do this. May keep rain out, but it also keeps sweat and condensation on the inside.
  • Garry H
    Garry H Posts: 6,639
    johnnyc71 wrote:
    ie a goretex jacket with disposable sleeves??
    Thanks

    More breathable choices would be:

    I have one of these:

    http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/produ ... per_Jacket

    I'm using it as a gilet at the moment, with a lightweigt merino baselayer - no overheating issues or coldness at 10 - 14'C. Can withstand showers - but more importantly - it doesn't feel cold due to the Windstopper material.

    These look ok:

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/Cycle/7/Gore_ ... 360033304/

    After years of mountaineering in Scotland, I've also come to the same conclusion. It's better to have something that will keep you relatively comfortable, even if you are wet. "Waterproofs" are emergency items for the foulest of wet weather.
  • Scrumple
    Scrumple Posts: 2,665
    Anyone know quite how the Gore Function II and the Phantom actually differ??
    They appear to be the same type of product (beyond colours).

    Does the Function have the short sleeves under the longer ones, like the Phantom? Looking at wiggle the descriptions are so similar (beyond little details like pockets). I'm after an overall style difference, not somebody pointing out every small detail !!

    EDIT: http://www.thegorestore.co.uk/windstopp ... c-186.html
    According to this site the Function is more for "off road" use. Doesn't really say why! Quite a good guide to all the range, and the uses though! Useful !
    I'd like the Xenon, but want the added extra versitility of the Phanton, which appears to be essentially he same sort of thing but with removable arms.
  • alfablue
    alfablue Posts: 8,497
    bikingscot wrote:
    What's cobblers about it? I in know way believe that Gore Tex is the best waterproof fabric, but their guarantee isn't cobblers. They have a satisfaction guarantee that plain and simply will refund you the cost of your purchase if you are not happy with it for any reason. That's pretty special and not cobblers, just many people do not realise it.

    Their guarantee is real, and they do honour it. I have had 4 Gore-Tex jacket over the last 10 years (not Gore branded) and when they have failed they have always refunded the full price even 2, 3 or 4 years on. No receipt needed. They also did the same on a pair of boots. The fact that they really do stand by this makes me think twice before considering any other fabric. So I have had 4 jackets in 10 years, but paid for only one.

    That said, the "keeping dry" is not about being able to breath all the sweat you can make, there are limits. They work better in winter.