Winter waterproof

errorist Posts: 169
edited September 2010 in Road buying advice
Can anyone recommend a good winter waterproof jacket for about £100?



  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Anything with pit-zips unless you like that 'boil-in-the-bag' feeling. Many prefer a decent windstopper jacket that keeps you warm whilst not building up a 'fug'.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • Scrumple
    Scrumple Posts: 2,665
    assos climajet if you want water proof and decent, though costs more.

    Most of the "proof" items tend to be heavy and sweaty, and you'll not use them much.
  • I can recommend the Pace 3x3 Event jacket. Waterproof and highly breathable.
    For the not so rainy days I just received today a Giordana Soft Shell for £43 (55% off) from the sale at Chainreaction. It looks like a nice piece of kit and has the WindTex windproof and water resistant stuff going on.
    Plenty of hard and soft shells on sale at Chainreaction, so may be worth a look.

  • I just bought a Craft jacket from Chain Reaction for £54 - came out reasonably well in reviews. Will report further once it's been put to the test.
    "A gentleman who goes by the name Upgrayedd. Which he spells thusly, with two D's, as he says, "for a double dose of this pimping."
  • the ground effect storm trooper is a good jacket, and folds into it's own pocket. It's also designed to keep you dry even in heavy downpours for a few hours.
  • how about if i want a buget water resist jacket?

    any good stuff?
  • sundog
    sundog Posts: 243
    wongccw wrote:
    how about if i want a buget water resist jacket?

    any good stuff?

    Aldi or Lidl when they do their specials?
    I like white bikes
  • I think aldi had a waterproof jacket, zip up thin material type. <£20.
    Say... That's a nice bike..
    Trax T700 with Lew Racing Pro VT-1 ;-)
  • I've had two Aldi softshells which were some of the best cycling clothing I've ever had. I bought the thin waterproof they do too, which unfortunately is really baggy and very unbreathable.

    Next time the softshells come up I'm definitely buying a few!
  • I've bought the following Aldi gear, ok for the money though

    Shorts, good but little loose around the thigh. Bulking up the thigh muscles is solution :-)
    Short sleeved jerseys, bit baggy around the stomach area.
    Mitts, great for £2.50
    Windproof gillet. Great one my of fav items
    Windproof cap, good for colder riding (too hot for cool nights) Another good buy
    Winter gloves, not really winter gloves, "a little bit cold" really when you need something more than mitts, but not full on multiple liner gloves. ok for £2 odd
    Winter bib and tights, again good for the money
    Winter jerseys, good too.
    Windproof jacket, good again.
    backpack with water tank

    So really not big complaints. "Could be better" of course but all that cost less than one Assos bit of clothing :-p

    Have Altura waterproofs, gloves, jacket, overshoes.
    Say... That's a nice bike..
    Trax T700 with Lew Racing Pro VT-1 ;-)