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New outdoor gear. 4341

No Life Club Posts: 1,804 I have a small selection of disparate tools
Re: New outdoor gear.
« Reply #30 on: September 09, 2018, 03:04:24 PM »
Thread from the dead . . .

I'm looking for a new waterproof jacket the lowe alpine I mentioned above has not lived up to my expectations unfortunately.

Any suggestions? Budget is say  €150 give or take

Sorry to hear that mate.  Where have you found it lacking?

waterproofness - i get nothing is waterproof, but as an example done a 10 mile hike in heavy mist the other day and was soaked through, given my previous experience of lowe alpines jackets disappointed in this one.

It is never too late to be what you might have been - George Eliot
Wielder of the Bow of Banishment. Admin Team Point Of No Return Posts: 30,801 El Presidente del Fan Club Micky D
Re: New outdoor gear.
« Reply #31 on: September 10, 2018, 01:27:18 AM »
Thread from the dead . . .

I'm looking for a new waterproof jacket the lowe alpine I mentioned above has not lived up to my expectations unfortunately.

Any suggestions? Budget is say  €150 give or take

Sorry to hear that mate.  Where have you found it lacking?

waterproofness - i get nothing is waterproof, but as an example done a 10 mile hike in heavy mist the other day and was soaked through, given my previous experience of lowe alpines jackets disappointed in this one.

OK that's pretty poor.  Any chance it'll take a re-proofing?  I'm reasonably happy with my Sprayway Peak as it's kept me mostly dry in some heavy, heavy rain.  As you say though; any breathable "waterproof" isn't 100%.  While the Peak is OK, I'd also prefer it a little longer in the back and it's a slightly odd fit in general.  Not bad for the money though.

No Life Club Posts: 2,251 This isn't me, but I'm just as dysfunctional
Re: New outdoor gear.
« Reply #32 on: September 15, 2018, 08:51:48 AM »
New trail shoes. Adidas Terrex.

If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck.
Wielder of the Bow of Banishment. Admin Team Point Of No Return Posts: 30,801 El Presidente del Fan Club Micky D
Re: New outdoor gear.
« Reply #33 on: September 15, 2018, 10:51:56 AM »
Very nice mate and not at all gaudy.  That's not always easy. :D

No Life Club Posts: 1,804 I have a small selection of disparate tools
Re: New outdoor gear.
« Reply #34 on: September 20, 2018, 05:46:02 PM »
those shoes look nice Millhouse, looking forward to your opinion of them after a few months/hikes.

So i invested in a new rainjacket, done some research and selected marmot minimalist, got a good price (<£100) from sportpursuit. Colour is a bit eck hence the lower price i guess but i care less about the colour, Got a medium which is a bit big but very comfy, no restrictions on movement.

Given the storms we're having here, and that I'm off work today decided I'd test it by doing a nice hillwalk with my puppies. There are no pictures it rained the whole 4 hours i was out pretty much.

In summary, the jacket held up pretty well, I was damp but not soaked through and at times the rain was heavy and windriven. I'm sure some of the damp was due to perspiration as well. It'll be getting heavy use over the winter so let's see how it holds up :tu:

It is never too late to be what you might have been - George Eliot
Wielder of the Bow of Banishment. Admin Team Point Of No Return Posts: 30,801 El Presidente del Fan Club Micky D
Re: New outdoor gear.
« Reply #35 on: September 20, 2018, 08:55:19 PM »
Sounds good eamo.  :tu:  That's very much the same style of jacket I tend to go for; simple shell with minimal extras (extras mean more seams to fail IMO).  Sounds like it performed just fine to me.  If anyone expects to be 100% dry all of the time hasn't tried Gore-Tex in driving Scottish/Irish rain. ;)

No Life Club Posts: 2,251 This isn't me, but I'm just as dysfunctional
Re: New outdoor gear.
« Reply #36 on: September 29, 2018, 03:07:52 PM »
Arcteryx Atom AR insulated jacket.

If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck.
Wielder of the Bow of Banishment. Admin Team Point Of No Return Posts: 30,801 El Presidente del Fan Club Micky D
Re: New outdoor gear.
« Reply #37 on: September 30, 2018, 08:51:28 PM »
Arcteryx Atom AR insulated jacket.

That looks like a cracker mate. :tu:  Definitely getting ready for winter.

No Life Club Posts: 1,804 I have a small selection of disparate tools
Re: New outdoor gear.
« Reply #38 on: September 30, 2018, 09:08:13 PM »
 :like:

It is never too late to be what you might have been - George Eliot
No Life Club Posts: 2,251 This isn't me, but I'm just as dysfunctional
Re: New outdoor gear.
« Reply #39 on: November 11, 2018, 01:06:25 AM »
Arcteryx Atom LT Hoody, insulated jacket.
« Last Edit: November 11, 2018, 01:07:37 AM by Millhouse »

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