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Old 04-05-14, 10:12 PM   #1
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Rain coat for aroun $60?

So I'm looking to pick up a cheap packable and breathable rain coat to stuff in my messenger bag for around $60. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm thinking about getting the O2 Rainwear Original Cycling Jacket. Any thoughts on it?
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Old 04-06-14, 04:34 AM   #2
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I have one of those with the hood. It's packable, but doesn't breathe all that well. First time I used it, I was just as wet from sweat after a 9 mile ride as I was from the rain.
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Old 04-06-14, 07:48 AM   #3
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I love my Marmot Precip jackets. I've got two. While not cycling specific, they've worked better than many more expensive cycling specific rain jackets I have had in the past. Here's a link. It appears they are in or near your price range these days. I got mine on sale at REI for around $30 each.

https://www.google.com/search?q=marm...w&ved=0CBkQsxg
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Old 04-06-14, 08:13 AM   #4
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Other than thrift stores/charity shops? on sale and 2nds are good ... sierra trading post does the latter ..
overstocks and discontinued replaced [by new model], and blems.

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Old 04-06-14, 08:27 AM   #5
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Breathable is not realistic. Just get something with pitzips. I bought a jacket at Performance that works great, but I still sweat.

Performance Ripstop Rain Jacket - Cycling Outerwear/Raingear
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Old 04-06-14, 11:20 AM   #6
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I bought a whole "frogg toggs" breathable rain suit from walmart for about $20. I never regret it.
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It's a bit more money, but I have the waterproof/breathable vented jacket from J&G:
Waterproof Breathable Jackets from People Who Really Know Waterproof Breathable Jackets!

I've had it for 5 or 6 years now, I wear it as a top layer all winter and whenever it's raining and cold, I've worn it hundreds of days so far and it's still totally fine.
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Breathable rain gear isn't cheap.
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