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John




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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 4:00 pm    Post subject: Baby it's Cold Outside... Reply with quote

...and I need a jacket to see me through winter training. Here's my criteria:

1. Suitable for running, cycling and Adventure Racing
2. Waterproof
3. Breathable
4. 50 ish
5. Looks cool

anyone any ideas?
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Robert




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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Decathlon did an excellent winter jacket with a longer flap at the back to protect yer bottom. Gore tex, so breathable, and waterproof.

Got mine for 60 but can't remember the name - it was blue, if that's any help! Embarassed
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here here robert - got the very same jacket!!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys. I've just been on the Decathlon website but I couldn't find it. Anyone know what it's called?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

will have a look tonight - but decathlon is one off those places where you go in tonight and there is loads off gear and go at the weekend and there is nothing!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's by Biemme, an Italian cycle clothing company.

Here ya go - found it on their webiste:

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/ukstore/produit.asp?int_DeptId=25320&int_DeptPereId=33057&int_PfId=64537
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bin liner with hole for head and arms.
Cost, free from council
100% waterproof and windproof
venting can be custom made.
Either baggy or tight fit with the use of tape.
Easy wipe clean.
Choice of trendy 'bling' colours, black, green,yellow. More if you look around.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:52 am    Post subject: Re: Baby it's Cold Outside... Reply with quote

John wrote:
...and I need a jacket to see me through winter training. Here's my criteria:

1. Suitable for running, cycling and Adventure Racing
2. Waterproof
3. Breathable
4. 50 ish
5. Looks cool

anyone any ideas?


Waterproof, breathable and 50. You are going to struggle. Most cheaper jackets can have a quite high waterproof rating but the breath-ability will be average. The decathlon jackets in that price range will have a hh rating of 10K which will keep out heavy rain for a few hours. But eh breathability is RET=6 which is average (note Decathlon use RET scale as its easier to make it look better than an absolute value).

If you can stretch your budget further and they have your size, SportShoes.com currently have the Montane Minimus jacket with 40% off. This has the highest waterproof rating 20K and very good breathability of 25,000g/m2/25hrs

For running I tend not to bother with a waterproof (unless you are heading up into the fells then its sensible). No matter how good the jacket I sweat more than can escape and end up soaked. I just focus on keeping warm. Merino base layers are very good for this as they keep you warm when wet.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:20 am    Post subject: Re: Baby it's Cold Outside... Reply with quote

iwaters wrote:
John wrote:
...and I need a jacket to see me through winter training. Here's my criteria:

1. Suitable for running, cycling and Adventure Racing
2. Waterproof
3. Breathable
4. 50 ish
5. Looks cool

anyone any ideas?


Waterproof, breathable and 50. You are going to struggle. Most cheaper jackets can have a quite high waterproof rating but the breath-ability will be average. The decathlon jackets in that price range will have a hh rating of 10K which will keep out heavy rain for a few hours. But eh breathability is RET=6 which is average (note Decathlon use RET scale as its easier to make it look better than an absolute value).

If you can stretch your budget further and they have your size, SportShoes.com currently have the Montane Minimus jacket with 40% off. This has the highest waterproof rating 20K and very good breathability of 25,000g/m2/25hrs

For running I tend not to bother with a waterproof (unless you are heading up into the fells then its sensible). No matter how good the jacket I sweat more than can escape and end up soaked. I just focus on keeping warm. Merino base layers are very good for this as they keep you warm when wet.


Perhaps in 2004 you could've picked up breathable & waterproof for under 50 Wink .
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