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Breathability non-existent! Disappointing.
on 22 May 2016
I've had this jacket for a few months now so here's some quick feedback:
Waterproof - absolutely. Can't complain and it does what it says on the tin. The hood isn't the snuggest of fits but I'm not too worried about that for the price.
Breathable - very disappointed. I wore it this weekend over my 'under armour' tshirt and after half an hours fast walking, the jacket was soaked on the inside, so much so that condensation was running down the inside of the sleeves and dripping off the ends of my fingers! It had been lightly raining and was @17 degrees. I don't sweat too much. I ended up removing the jacket and surviving th showers in my t-shirt.
Fit - it comes up quite large. I'm 6 foot with a 44 inch chest and this still feels big.
Summary - I'm pretty disappointed as I thought I'd done all the homework I needed to. This is a good casual jacket but in no way a 'technical' jacket as it claims to be. The breathability is pretty much absent and there are no additional vents to help. I guess that is reflected in the price. I'll keep this as a spare and shop around for something else being reminded of the saying 'buy cheap, buy twice'.