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Gore-tex Jacket


Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
6 Sep 2010 7:11PM
Any recommendation on Gore-tex jacket that doesn't cost an earth? All I have seen are well over 100, which is rather extortionate for me.

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KathyW e2
11 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
6 Sep 2010 7:17PM
Army surplus, 20. If you can live with the camo, just google DPM goretex jacket. Great for wildlife shooting Smile
Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
6 Sep 2010 7:20PM
hmmmm....not sure if I can live with that... LOL
Good idea though...LOL
justin c e2
11 4.6k 36 England
6 Sep 2010 7:20PM
I think you'll be hard pushed to find Goretex for under 100 Cole. You can easily pay 200, 300 and upwards for Goretex. You're obviously paying for the name and the 'supposed' breathability, which only works to a degree anyway and if that element is of primary importance then there are better options available, such as Event and Pro-Shell.

I use a Berghaus Goretex Paclite which cost 140, they do come up for around the 100 mark now and then. It's ideal if you want the lightest, smallest waterproof for occasional use, but it wouldn't be designed for day-in, day-out wearing and maximum durability.

If I want to stay bone dry, totally warm and cosy and 100% protected from all the elements then I wear a Deerhunter Montana 5 in 1 Jacket . It's within your budget and it's an outstanding jacket for 100 and so comfortable. I'd happily pay twice that. Of course, walking around looking like an Oak tree may not be your cup of tea TongueGrin

You could ask over on the Oudoors Magic forum for some suggestions or have a look at the list of retailers listed on their site, they often have sales on with plenty of good reductions on waterproof jackets.
Snapper e2
9 3.8k 3 United States Outlying Islands
6 Sep 2010 7:21PM
Does it have to be Goretex? You can get a North Face Resolve breathable jacket for a lot less than 100.
Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
6 Sep 2010 7:25PM
No, doesn't have to be Gore-tex.
As long as it is really waterproof.
I have a couple which says waterproof. But if it rains slightly heavy, the water will soak through.
Boyd e2
11 11.2k 11 Wales
6 Sep 2010 7:29PM
How about one of these for twenty quid ?
mohikan22 e2
10 2.3k 1 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2010 7:29PM
or as above army grade1 goretex camo jacket for 18.99. definatley on my bday list from the missus Grin
Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
6 Sep 2010 7:31PM
hmmmm....not into uniform, Boyd...Wink
LOL
Boyd e2
11 11.2k 11 Wales
6 Sep 2010 7:32PM
You could go out as Cheryl Coleslaw.
Smile
justin c e2
11 4.6k 36 England
6 Sep 2010 7:33PM

Quote:I have a couple which says waterproof. But if it rains slightly heavy, the water will soak through.


Perhaps they just need re-proofing. You need a wash-in re-proofer such as THIS
Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
6 Sep 2010 7:33PM
Is Cheryl a police woman? Smile
Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
6 Sep 2010 7:35PM
Oh, ok..... MTV.....LOL
KathyW e2
11 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
6 Sep 2010 7:46PM

Quote:I have a couple which says waterproof. But if it rains slightly heavy, the water will soak through.

Perhaps they just need re-proofing. You need a wash-in re-proofer such as THIS



The Nikwax is quite good, but I've found with the horse rugs that once you wash them, even if you re-proof them, they are never quite as waterproof again...
My favourite winter coat has a lovely covering of mud, horse grease, dog slobber, grass stains and cow poo, and this combination seems to have very good waterproofing qualities. It also repels all unwanted conversationalists when I'm out taking photos Smile
Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
6 Sep 2010 7:48PM
hehehe.... no thank you...Smile

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