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    Goretex Jackets

    I donít have a decent waterproof jacket, so looking to buy a Goretex jacket.

    Donít want some boxy unflattering thing, and prefer a slimmer sleeker look. Probably looking more like street wear than a bearded hiker in the Cairngorms.

    Jacket will be used to ascend Kilimanjaro, or walks around the Surrey hills, one or the other.

    No restriction on price as Iím using a work well being allowance to purchase it (what is it with this well-being bollox, not that I sniff at free money), justifying it as fitness wear, and only pay my marginal tax rate for the jacket. Hence the more I pay, the more I save!

    Any recommendations please.

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    I've got a very nice Brandit M65 jacket (I had 3 one after the other, the other 2 were sold here shortly after arriving as I couldn't get the sizing right!)

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brandit-M-6...FLY?th=1&psc=1

    Great jacket for the money and I like the style (other colours if you think the olive is too much of a military look), but if someone else is footing the bill you may want to spend more - I was paying for mine, but it was still the nicest I found for double the money.

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    Iíve had a Gore Cycling jacket for over 15 years and itís great. No reason it wouldnít be suitable for hiking - Iíve worn it for that and golfing too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    I've got a very nice Brandit M65 jacket (I had 3 one after the other, the other 2 were sold here shortly after arriving as I couldn't get the sizing right!)

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brandit-M-6...FLY?th=1&psc=1

    Great jacket for the money and I like the style (other colours if you think the olive is too much of a military look), but if someone else is footing the bill you may want to spend more - I was paying for mine, but it was still the nicest I found for double the money.

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    OP stated Goretex.

    Had a few over the years - mostly down to fit/style TBH.

    My current fave is Patagonia, had Rab in the past - very good.
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    I like Gore products, have loads of cycling ones (both Gore and other brands using Goretex) but there are plenty of 2 layer and 2.5 layer fabrics out there that are up to the job. Marmot and Patagonia where where i went looking when buying my last everyday waterproof, ended up with a Marmot minimalist (goretex pac-lite) but a patagonia torrentshell would have done.
    you can pay a lot more for a jacket using gore-tex Pro but they are designed for people working a season in the mountains not walking a dog in Surrey, but this is a watch forum....
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    I like Montane or Rab stuff as it tends to be more ďtailoredĒ and you could do a lot worse than Craghoppers.

    https://www.craghoppers.com/mens/jac...e-tex-jackets/

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrSmith View Post
    you can pay a lot more for a jacket using gore-tex Pro but they are designed for people working a season in the mountains not walking a dog in Surrey, but this is a watch forum....
    I wouldnít dream of desk diving without my 300m sub.

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    Hard to beat Arc'teryx if money no object.

    https://arcteryx.com/gb/en/shop/jacket-finder/mens/

    Jack Wolfskin and Patagonia have good eco fabrics and credentials.

    Berghaus and the North Face are tried and trusted classics with plenty of choice.

    More hard core climber/snow gear would be Montane and Mountain Equipment.

    Personally, I think Arc'teryx will do it if you're looking to blow money. It's quality kit though.

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    Do like my Arc'teryx but as said not cheap and I donít pay full price yet still think twice, Craghoppers used to do some that were fairly smart.
    Iíd also look at some of the newer membranes such as those made by The North Face and Helly Hansen

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    I went with outdoor research for climbing kili, sized to fit layers underneath. Unless youíre doing anything technical, just go with whatever goretex or rainshell you fancy.

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    I have a great Nike ACG one. Misery Ridge is the style name. Really cool.

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    ARCTERYX beta ar or sv
    Top quality and quite slim fitting.
    3l gore tex pro. Fabric

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    Quote Originally Posted by lenlec View Post
    ARCTERYX beta ar or sv
    Top quality and quite slim fitting.
    3l gore tex pro. Fabric
    Been looking recently and seem to be out of stock everywhere.

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    All my walking gear is Terrex and I have this jacket but in black. https://www.adidas.co.uk/terrex-tech...et/HA5517.html. Great all year round with base layers in winter. Iím not sure what the difference goretex pro vs standard goretex is though

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    Arcteryx make some specific urban stuff. Patagonia always great kit as well.

    If you can go without gore tex then Fjallraven.

    Iíve also looked at Frahm jackets but not bought one.

    Iíve work two Arcteryx gore tex jackets over the last 15 years, just always remember to reproof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
    Arcteryx make some specific urban stuff. Patagonia always great kit as well.

    If you can go without gore tex then Fjallraven.

    I’ve also looked at Frahm jackets but not bought one.

    I’ve work two Arcteryx gore tex jackets over the last 15 years, just always remember to reproof.
    Goretex should not be reproofed with any chemicals.

    https://www.gore-tex.com/en_uk/node/19751
    Last edited by Chris_in_the_UK; 1st December 2022 at 22:20. Reason: Typo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Been looking recently and seem to be out of stock everywhere.
    Thatís right mate. After one for my son
    Sold my last beta on tz.
    Regret it. Theyíve gone up £140 in price over the last year or so

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Been looking recently and seem to be out of stock everywhere.
    ARCTERYX have a few beta ar and sv in stock on there website at the mo Iíve just had a look

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    Second the Arc'teryx Beta AR, especially if you're looking for quality and spendy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lenlec View Post
    ARCTERYX have a few beta ar and sv in stock on there website at the mo Iíve just had a look
    Thanks but would really like ar and nothing in M. Thinking North Face now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Thanks but would really like ar and nothing in M. Thinking North Face now.
    North Face are not what they were - considered more of a fashion brand in terms of outdoor stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Thanks but would really like ar and nothing in M. Thinking North Face now.
    Have you tried the outlet pages for something? They had a 15% extra off for Black Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_the_UK View Post
    North Face are not what they were - considered more of a fashion brand in terms of outdoor stuff.
    Maybe things have moved on, but until recently too many urchins in TNF. Wouldn't surprise me if Arcteryx is already a urchin brand, having moved on from Canada Goose, Moncler, TNF etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_the_UK View Post
    Goretex should not be reproofed with any chemicals.

    https://www.gore-tex.com/en_uk/node/19751
    Have you actually read that link?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gore Tex
    When the factory applied treatment can no longer be reactivated by washing and drying, apply a new water-repellent treatmentóavailable as a pump-spray or a wash-in product. Following spray application, tumble dry your garment for 20 minutes.

    Do not apply water repellency treatment (DWR) to GORE‑TEX Active SHAKEDRYô garments. To restore their water repellency, simply wash and dry these jackets following the manufacturerís instructions.

    For most gore Tex garments the water repellent coating needs to be refreshed or replenished to allow the membrane to function, it cannot work if the outer layer is saturated. Shakedry is the exception.
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    I have a couple goretex Nanmamica jacketsÖ. Youíd be hard pressed to fine better quality

    https://m.thehipstore.co.uk/product/...B&gclsrc=aw.ds

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onelasttime View Post
    Hard to beat Arc'teryx if money no object.

    https://arcteryx.com/gb/en/shop/jacket-finder/mens/

    Jack Wolfskin and Patagonia have good eco fabrics and credentials.

    Berghaus and the North Face are tried and trusted classics with plenty of choice.

    More hard core climber/snow gear would be Montane and Mountain Equipment.

    Personally, I think Arc'teryx will do it if you're looking to blow money. It's quality kit though.
    This advice ^^^^^^^^^ all day long. I worked in the outdoor garment industry for a while and these are the names I would suggest and I also own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernestrome View Post
    Have you actually read that link?




    For most gore Tex garments the water repellent coating needs to be refreshed or replenished to allow the membrane to function, it cannot work if the outer layer is saturated. Shakedry is the exception.
    Recent news, Shakedry being discontinued due to Gores move to EPE based films. Fantastic product and would dearly like one but , £250/320 for a bike jacket is a bit salty.

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    Bought a Jottnar Odin jacket in their summer sale with 40% off RRP. If you hurry you can get one in their Black Friday sale with a not quite so generous 20% off.

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    I have a couple of si gore tex pieces - fashionable and functional as seen below

    https://www.pockets.co.uk/14727-aw22...d&siteid=74409

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    I have a Berghaus goretex jacket that I am very happy with. I think you quickly get into diminishing returns/paying for a name above that price point, unless you have very specialised needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_the_UK View Post
    Goretex should not be reproofed with any chemicals.

    https://www.gore-tex.com/en_uk/node/19751
    I think that only applies to shake dry, older products need to be done after they stop beading or become saturated easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watchstudent View Post
    I have a Berghaus goretex jacket that I am very happy with. I think you quickly get into diminishing returns/paying for a name above that price point, unless you have very specialised needs.
    I did try a Berghaus jacket on but the sleeve length was designed for gorillas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noTAGlove View Post
    I did try a Berghaus jacket on but the sleeve length was designed for gorillas.
    The jackets designed for climbing all have longer arms?.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_the_UK View Post
    The jackets designed for climbing all have longer arms?.
    What, people actually wear them for outdoor pursuits!

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    Jottnar and Arcteryx would fit the bill, PHD if you fancy going custom.


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    Quote Originally Posted by R0bertb00th View Post
    I have a couple of si gore tex pieces - fashionable and functional as seen below

    https://www.pockets.co.uk/14727-aw22...d&siteid=74409
    Fashion is clearly debatable lol.

    Look likes something worn in the desert on the first Star Wars!

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    Mountain Equipment for me. Have a couple of them including this one, great jacket.

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    Arcteryx is completely overpriced.

    I only buy Rab gear and have done for a number of years, you canít go wrong with Rab.


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    Goretex Jackets

    Quote Originally Posted by Mj2k View Post
    Fashion is clearly debatable lol.

    Look likes something worn in the desert on the first Star Wars!
    I have something of a jacket fettish everything from sno peak, belstaff, Burberry, Canada Goose, stone island, tan, north face, moncler etc and a varirey of gore tex as part of that collection which was just one of the links I was sharing, I also have the same piece in red and black plus an older si stealth long as shown and a short version stealth plus the new Belstaff tech master which is brilliant - so if it rains Iíve plenty of choice to stay dry and have plenty of options what to choose

    Ill add if we all liked the same thing it would be pretty boring

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    Take a look at Kjus products

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    Quote Originally Posted by R0bertb00th View Post
    I have something of a jacket fettish everything from sno peak, belstaff, stone island, moncler and a varirey of gore tex as part of that which was just one I was sharing I also have the same piece in red and black plus an older si stealth long as shown and a short version stealth plus the new Belstaff tech master which is brilliant - so if it rains I‚‚ā¨‚ĄĘll stay dry and hqave plenty of options what to choose

    Ill add if we all liked the same thing it would be pretty boring

    PS let me see yours so I can mock you accordingly








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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan Drago View Post
    Youíre a trendy old fella Rob !


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    Quote Originally Posted by R0bertb00th View Post
    I have something of a jacket fettish
    I do not have such a fetish.

    I own a Squeamish for a commute if itís wet.

    I have a Rab gilet, and one with arms.

    I did purchase and briefly own for 2hrs a huge CG Parker, before realising that as someone who never feels the cold & doesnít sell drugs on a cold street corner Iíd always be carrying the bloody thing.

    Iíd love a warm coat, but Iím usually the fool in a shirt or carrying their jumper in the middle of winter as itís too hot. My wife loves a thick coat, she will be out in her parker quilted jacket for a walk with me and my hoodie zip is already undone mid winter & im too warm.

    The parker was meant as a commute coat. No way Iím earth I could have gone from platform to train to underground without heat exhaustion wearing it!

    Now cold hands and some thin gloves I can wear whilst working from home - any knowledge here would be great! I have some woollen fingerless that sort of do a job, but I look like an extra from Oliver. They are also too bulky!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mj2k View Post
    I do not have such a fetish.

    I own a Squeamish for a commute if itís wet.

    Now cold hands and some thin gloves I can wear whilst working from home - any knowledge here would be great! I have some woollen fingerless that sort of do a job, but I look like an extra from Oliver. They are also too bulky!
    Have you considered Silk gloves eg Decathlon, about £8 pair. Not silky at all, just like a pair of thin cotton gloves but toasty warm , here you go I found the link

    https://www.decathlon.co.uk/p/adult-...ck/_/R-p-14734

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mj2k View Post
    I do not have such a fetish.

    I own a Squeamish for a commute if itís wet.

    I have a Rab gilet, and one with arms.

    I did purchase and briefly own for 2hrs a huge CG Parker, before realising that as someone who never feels the cold & doesnít sell drugs on a cold street corner Iíd always be carrying the bloody thing.

    Iíd love a warm coat, but Iím usually the fool in a shirt or carrying their jumper in the middle of winter as itís too hot. My wife loves a thick coat, she will be out in her parker quilted jacket for a walk with me and my hoodie zip is already undone mid winter & im too warm.

    The parker was meant as a commute coat. No way Iím earth I could have gone from platform to train to underground without heat exhaustion wearing it!

    Now cold hands and some thin gloves I can wear whilst working from home - any knowledge here would be great! I have some woollen fingerless that sort of do a job, but I look like an extra from Oliver. They are also too bulky!
    Most of mine are fashion items but do the job as well, Iíll also share that just because I own a cg Iím not selling drugs either as you allude too

    I also fish and camp a lot and have a Rab, Snugpak and buffalo kit for warmth all of which is ace and made for the job and I pair that with some old skool army ponchos that you can get from most army surplus if you can find some and treat with Nikwax regularly that will do the same job as any gore tex piece

    As for gloves - Sealskinz are great or if you do suffer Iíd highly recommend the zippo hand warmers a bit of a faff but last for ages and stowed away in a pocket youíll be amazed how much difference they make


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    Quote Originally Posted by higham5 View Post
    Have you considered Silk gloves eg Decathlon, about £8 pair. Not silky at all, just like a pair of thin cotton gloves but toasty warm , here you go I found the link

    https://www.decathlon.co.uk/p/adult-...ck/_/R-p-14734

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    Cheers Steve, will order and try some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R0bertb00th View Post
    Most of mine are fashion items but do the job as well, Iíll also share that just because I own a cg Iím not selling drugs either as you allude too

    I also fish and camp a lot and have a Rab, Snugpak and buffalo kit for warmth all of which is ace and made for the job and I pair that with some old skool army ponchos that you can get from most army surplus if you can find some and treat with Nikwax regularly that will do the same job as any gore tex piece

    As for gloves - Sealskinz are great or if you do suffer Iíd highly recommend the zippo hand warmers a bit of a faff but last for ages and stowed away in a pocket youíll be amazed how much difference they make


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    I did my DOE Gold with a poncho and old school German army boots. Would loved to have tried it with modern things!

    Should have been more specific on gloves - was more for working and typing at home vs outdoors! Iíve used some sealskinz before and they have been great.

    Zippo hand warmers are things Iíve always looked at, but for some reason I canít get past them opening & setting my nylon gilet alight whilst wearing it. I blame my mother for that concern based on asking Santa for a similar type of thing as a child.

    CG dog was a low blow, apologies !

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    Quote Originally Posted by noTAGlove View Post
    Maybe things have moved on, but until recently too many urchins in TNF. Wouldn't surprise me if Arcteryx is already a urchin brand, having moved on from Canada Goose, Moncler, TNF etc.

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    You want veilance if money no object, made by Arcíteryx but more urban in design and without obvious branding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougair View Post
    You want veilance if money no object, made by Arcíteryx but more urban in design and without obvious branding.
    The front of the necks and hoods do have their clear DNA. Some of the other stuff is sort of a weird position Iím not sure I can work out.

    The monitor cost for example seems to lack any form or shape. As for the down vest, it looks positively awkward; perhaps the model isnít doing it any favours there, who knows. I know I wonít need to be that warm! Amazing prices again though, wow!!

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