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Old 06-10-21, 09:17 AM
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Looking for affordable rain jacket

Doesn't have to be bike specific, just work for cycling. Gore-tex etc not important, as persiration always outworks any kind of breathable membrane. I do appreciate venting though.

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Old 06-10-21, 09:22 AM
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I got this one to carry just in case. It got good reviews. I haven't used it yet.

https://www.amazon.com/O2-Rainwear-O.../dp/B00FSOSKZU

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Old 06-10-21, 01:43 PM
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Just saw this while looking at the jacket you posted.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0861...8KNFp13NParams

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Old 06-10-21, 03:13 PM
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If you're not looking for cycling specific, the Free Country brand has never let me down, even in an all day hard rain.
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Frogg Toggs makes very inexpensive and durable rain suits. I take them hiking and biking, usually carry a full set in the trunk incase the car breaks down.

They sell them at most sporting goods stores and Walmart.
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Old 06-10-21, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by stevel610 View Post
...perspiration always outworks any kind of breathable membrane. I do appreciate venting though.
So true... I really don't think there is a jacket that really works at any price. Either your getting soaked from the outside or your getting soaked from the inside...

"...every kind of rain there is. Little bitty stingin' rain...and big ol' fat rain. Rain that flew in sideways. And sometimes rain even seemed to come straight up from underneath. Shoot, it even rained at night...”

Umbrella on a bicycle, but that's another thread...

Originally Posted by stevel610 View Post
Now if ya could just sew in some arm pit zippers it would be perfect. I would order a larger size to fit over clothing.
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We used to carry a bunch of these clear PVC jackets in the support vehicle on bike tours, just in case of a downpour.

They don't breathe particularly well, but they will keep the rain off of you. And they are cheap!

New-Old-Stock TREK Cycling Rain Jacket • Long Sleeve • Clear PVC • SIze Medium
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Originally Posted by stevel610 View Post
Gore-tex etc not important, as persiration always outworks any kind of breathable membrane.
I really don't think that's true with modern technology. I have an intermediate price jacket (Altura Nevis) which is really very good at getting rid of perspiration. I have a friend who has a jacket made with eVent who tells me that it is just amazing. I have occasionally worn my Altura jacket as a windproof layer as on colder days it is very capable of keeping up with my rate of perspiration.
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It its above 65deg, I would rather be rained on.
If its below 55deg, I would rather wear a jacket and be wet from sweat.
In between, it changes each time because the grass is always greener.


I havent found a rain jacket that I love- they have always been bulky. But I also havent spent over $70 for a rain jacket.
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Originally Posted by jgwilliams View Post
I really don't think that's true with modern technology. I have an intermediate price jacket (Altura Nevis) which is really very good at getting rid of perspiration. I have a friend who has a jacket made with eVent who tells me that it is just amazing. I have occasionally worn my Altura jacket as a windproof layer as on colder days it is very capable of keeping up with my rate of perspiration.
Nylon mesh shirts on dry days don't keep up with my level of persiration😁. Thanks for your comment.
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Rapha makes some decent commuter-style rain jackets; if you are very small or large person, you can get a great sale price right now, too.
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Old 06-14-21, 01:07 AM
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J&G Cyclewear in Oregon has some options for you - https://www.bicycleclothing.com/company-history.html
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I got a real nice one from The North Face outlet store. Was originally $250! Was discounted down to like $50. Great jacket. Also picked up some rain pants at as well. Check out any outlet stores.
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