Lightweight Waterproof

airbusboy
airbusboy Posts: 231
edited March 2011 in Road buying advice
I'm looking at buying a v'lightweight waterproof (windproof) jacket; mainly after getting soaked and subsequently super-cold y'day. It needs to be small enough to fit in a back pocket or strapped under my saddle.

All suggestions are welcome.

ATB
'Ride hard for those who can't.....'

Comments

  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,496
    castelli's 'leggero' jacket is lovely, especially if you can find the pre-2011 model as they were being sold off at discount

    soft fabric, good zipper, very breathable plus vents to help moisture escape, scrunches up small without damage, takes maybe a quarter of a pocket

    it's windproof rather than waterproof, but i usually wear it even in the rain as with a full waterproof i find i just end up soaked anyway from the sweat

    castelli 'sottile' is waterproof, not quite as light as the leggero, but still only takles up part of a pocket

    unlike most waterproofs, the fabric is soft and slightly stretchy, so you can get a good fit and will not be driven insane by flapping/rustling
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • Monkeypump
    Monkeypump Posts: 1,528
    Altura Pocket Rocket.

    Good waterproofing, comes with a little net bag to scrunch it into, and can easily fit in a jersey pocket. It's at the no-frills end of the market I suspect (I don't buy Assos/Rapha/etc as they don't fit me), but it does the job for me.

    Pretty cheap too.
  • rc856
    rc856 Posts: 1,144
    Here are another two for you

    The Montane is more showerproof/windproof
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=11427

    The Altura is marked as being waterproof

    http://www.evanscycles.com/products/alt ... ery=altura
  • After a lot of changing around I have finally settled on this:

    http://www.westbrookcycles.co.uk/clothi ... ket-p93411

    It's a softshell, believe it or not, but around 100g. Twice as light as a Rapha stowaway. It's absolutely brilliant in the rain and, being a softshell, utterly windproof.
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  • derosa
    derosa Posts: 2,819
    After a lot of changing around I have finally settled on this:

    http://www.westbrookcycles.co.uk/clothi ... ket-p93411

    It's a softshell, believe it or not, but around 100g. Twice as light as a Rapha stowaway. It's absolutely brilliant in the rain and, being a softshell, utterly windproof.

    If a softshell, how warm is it? Spring/Autumn only?

    Big H

    May the road rise up to meet you.
    May the wind always be at your back.
  • derosa wrote:
    After a lot of changing around I have finally settled on this:

    http://www.westbrookcycles.co.uk/clothi ... ket-p93411

    It's a softshell, believe it or not, but around 100g. Twice as light as a Rapha stowaway. It's absolutely brilliant in the rain and, being a softshell, utterly windproof.

    If a softshell, how warm is it? Spring/Autumn only?

    It's very hard to describe! It's a softshell but literally about 1mm thick. So, made from the same stuff as the outer of a softshell. It's really brilliant at cutting out the wind but not insulating in any way. I even ran in it last week and, whilst I sweated a bit, far less than most coats!
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  • derosa
    derosa Posts: 2,819
    derosa wrote:
    After a lot of changing around I have finally settled on this:

    http://www.westbrookcycles.co.uk/clothi ... ket-p93411

    It's a softshell, believe it or not, but around 100g. Twice as light as a Rapha stowaway. It's absolutely brilliant in the rain and, being a softshell, utterly windproof.

    If a softshell, how warm is it? Spring/Autumn only?

    It's very hard to describe! It's a softshell but literally about 1mm thick. So, made from the same stuff as the outer of a softshell. It's really brilliant at cutting out the wind but not insulating in any way. I even ran in it last week and, whilst I sweated a bit, far less than most coats!

    Thanks mate - sounds fantastic.

    Big H

    May the road rise up to meet you.
    May the wind always be at your back.
  • It is, I'm thinking of getting the gilet to go with it.
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  • derosa
    derosa Posts: 2,819
    It is, I'm thinking of getting the gilet to go with it.

    Have ordered a jacket.
    They do a gilet as well? Oh dear - I like gilets :lol:

    Big H

    May the road rise up to meet you.
    May the wind always be at your back.
  • airbusboy
    airbusboy Posts: 231
    Cheers for the replies. It's helped narrow down the search.

    Regards
    'Ride hard for those who can't.....'
  • airbusboy
    airbusboy Posts: 231
    Cheers for the replies. It's helped narrow down the search.

    Regards
    'Ride hard for those who can't.....'
  • the_rover
    the_rover Posts: 402
    After a lot of changing around I have finally settled on this:

    http://www.westbrookcycles.co.uk/clothi ... ket-p93411

    It's a softshell, believe it or not, but around 100g. Twice as light as a Rapha stowaway. It's absolutely brilliant in the rain and, being a softshell, utterly windproof.

    Hi Chris.

    When you decide to sell it next week drop me a "pm"!! :lol::lol::lol:

    Guessing you got the red one? It looks good.

    The gore stuff I got from you is spot on though.

    Cheers Stuart.
  • bendertherobot
    bendertherobot Posts: 11,684
    LOL! Ta Stuart!

    Aye, the red one. Don't worry, this one's a keeper.

    Now, what size feet have you got? ;)
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