Jackets......so many choices

Almightydutch
Almightydutch Posts: 264
edited February 2010 in MTB buying advice
With the on set of wetter weather here i'm after a jacket. With so many out there its hard to pick one from off Tinterweb so could do with real life reviews of the two below and
any others which arent stupid expensive. I'd like to spend no more than £50 on one so any links provided would be greatly appreciated.


Altura Boulder (£30 online, can i go wrong)
Altura Crossmax (like the price - £20 online)
4 wheels bad
2 wheels good
1 wheel for fun

Comments

  • mrfmilo
    mrfmilo Posts: 2,250
    Altura Cropton

    Cheap, windproof - waterproof but not breathable, although that hasn't been a problem for me
  • bails87
    bails87 Posts: 12,998
    Ha, how many jackets fo they make!?

    I've got an Altura Nevis, which is fine.
    MTB/CX

    "As I said last time, it won't happen again."
  • bails, this is my exact point, how am i meant to choose which one.

    just to add, i'll only be wearing base layer underneath so please base on thaat combo.
    4 wheels bad
    2 wheels good
    1 wheel for fun
  • Altura Nevis Hi Vis.
    Waterproof, good price and fits well.
    When it was -8 I only wore the jacket and a winter jersey and was fine.
    Mongoose Tyax Super 2008 with just a few upgrades...
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,749
    This jacket gets rave reviews:
    C0708.jpg
    http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=C0708

    And is only £7.95 over your budget.

    Don't have one myself, but at that price I am mighty tempted.
    The lightweight Neutron, made for PBK by bike clobber specialist Polaris, puts in an excellent performance. Using Polaris' 2.5 layer Hydrovent Active fabric with a waterproof zip and expert taping, it keeps out even full-on cloudbursts - no water got in during hydrostatic testing either before or after washing. The fitted cut avoids flapping, you can fine-tune the fit of the neck, hem and cuffs on the go, and plenty of reflective print adds safety...
    Overall: A lightweight, packable, slim-fit water-shedding shell at a superb price.

    I use a Berghaus for commuting (Fantastic piece of kit), and have a dhb jacket for mountain biking, which was around £50.

    Cheers

    Dan
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • P1LTS
    P1LTS Posts: 82
    Daniel B wrote:
    This jacket gets rave reviews:
    C0708.jpg
    http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=C0708

    And is only £7.95 over your budget.

    Don't have one myself, but at that price I am mighty tempted.
    The lightweight Neutron, made for PBK by bike clobber specialist Polaris, puts in an excellent performance. Using Polaris' 2.5 layer Hydrovent Active fabric with a waterproof zip and expert taping, it keeps out even full-on cloudbursts - no water got in during hydrostatic testing either before or after washing. The fitted cut avoids flapping, you can fine-tune the fit of the neck, hem and cuffs on the go, and plenty of reflective print adds safety...
    Overall: A lightweight, packable, slim-fit water-shedding shell at a superb price.

    I use a Berghaus for commuting (Fantastic piece of kit), and have a dhb jacket for mountain biking, which was around £50.

    Cheers

    Dan

    I think you mean £57.95 :shock:
    2010 Spesh Stumpy Expert
    2011 Boardman Team
  • 7.95 over my budget of 50 smackeroos
    4 wheels bad
    2 wheels good
    1 wheel for fun
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,749
    or in fact with the code KIT10, now only £2.16 over your budget!

    I am very tempted now.
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • Kiblams
    Kiblams Posts: 2,423
    edited February 2010
    Daniel B wrote:
    This jacket gets rave reviews:
    C0708.jpg

    Yeah but you'll look like a sex pest wearing that :shock:
  • Cant say i'm liking the styling of it but at a shade over 50 squid i may have to get it
    4 wheels bad
    2 wheels good
    1 wheel for fun
  • blister pus
    blister pus Posts: 5,780
    I just wear a base layer under my Altura Nevis. If it's really cold I'll stick a short sleeved one over the long sleeved one. Haven't been cold or wet yet this Winterfest.
  • Yeah originally i was thinkin showerproof but now thinkin full on waterproof but not sure. Oh so many choices!!!
    4 wheels bad
    2 wheels good
    1 wheel for fun
  • supersonic
    supersonic Posts: 82,708
    Go for a waterproof breathable thin outer jacket - your warmth should come from mid layers ie fleeces.

    I use a golf jacket.
  • blister pus
    blister pus Posts: 5,780
    supersonic wrote:
    I use a fleece lined WW1 flying jacket and goggles. Biggles helmet too if it's too cold
  • Hmm not much in the way of reviews then.

    I might just go for the original Altura Boulder choice as i do like it and nice and cheap at 30 quid but not 100% as not sure if i'll need a dropped tail to keep my arse dry in the next few months
    4 wheels bad
    2 wheels good
    1 wheel for fun
  • Splottboy
    Splottboy Posts: 3,695
    I've got more jackets than Kate Moss...

    Last week saw a jacket, Regatta Terrace, reduced from £50 to £27.50.
    Isotex breathable fabric, light thermal lining, high collar, hidden hood. Waterproof front pocket ideal for a wallet, phone, small camera. 2 outside/1 internal pocket for Map/Mp3.
    Mrs said, "You can't leave it for that price." Well done, Luv!

    Slate Grey/Black, Ideal; for muddy N.Wales trail centres.Under 30 quid...what's NOT to like?!