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    Raincoat/Outer layer advice required

    Iím in the market for a new outerlayer raincoat .
    I want a lightweight outer coat that will fold up small ( my old one packed down into its own front pocket ).
    I dont want any bulk or excess weight , just a waterproof /windproof outer layer that is breathable if possible .
    Any suggestions ?
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    Sitka stormfront

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    The Mrs has some fancy waterproof golf stuff greg norman brand, weighs nothing and packs down to the size of a plastic bag waterproof, windproof and allows for a lot of movement. Quiet as well should be worth a look.

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    I got a hooded rain jacket from the Warehouse Active intent branded, weighs almost nothing and packs down small enough to fit in a pocket (not bad considering it's XXXL) it offers no thermal qualities at all but does keep the wind and light wet stuff out.
    Cost around $20 perfect for emergencies
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyb View Post
    I got a hooded rain jacket from the Warehouse Active intent branded, weighs almost nothing and packs down small enough to fit in a pocket (not bad considering it's XXXL) it offers no thermal qualities at all but does keep the wind and light wet stuff out.
    Cost around $20 perfect for emergencies
    sorry but that does not sound like good advice for in an emergency. Go sit in the cold rain for 8 hours or more and report back, that's an emergency
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    sorry but that does not sound like good advice for in an emergency. Go sit in the cold rain for 8 hours or more and report back, that's an emergency
    I wouldn't go out in the rain in it, you've taken it out of context.
    The op said he wanted lightweight that packs down small.
    This is something I take in case I get caught out in an unexpected shower or similar, it's light andpacks down small enough to fit in my pocket.
    I wouldn't count on it keeping me dry heading out into piss wet conditions or if I intended to be in the rain all day.
    This is just a it's small enough and light enogh that I can always carry it option.
    I used it the other day when I was tahr hunting whilst we were sitting glassing and it was fine as a wind barrier.
    As stated not ideal for all day wet conditions

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyb View Post
    I wouldn't go out in the rain in it, you've taken it out of context.
    The op said he wanted lightweight that packs down small.
    This is something I take in case I get caught out in an unexpected shower or similar, it's light andpacks down small enough to fit in my pocket.
    I wouldn't count on it keeping me dry heading out into piss wet conditions or if I intended to be in the rain all day.
    This is just a it's small enough and light enogh that I can always carry it option.
    I used it the other day when I was tahr hunting whilst we were sitting glassing and it was fine as a wind barrier.
    As stated not ideal for all day wet conditions
    He also stated waterproof so your $20 shower proof suggestion is most definitely not fit for purpose.

    The Stoney creek stowit jacket would be my first port of call, North face and macpac also have some good options.

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    Cool, I'll bear that in mind

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    Had a ground effect outer shell for a while and was happy wih it was designed for bike riding so pockets where all in the small of your back which was annoying with a pack on

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    Patagonia Torrentshell, I have one. Its awesome. Beats the pants off all the "hunting brand" garbage out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyb View Post
    I wouldn't go out in the rain in it, you've taken it out of context.
    The op said he wanted lightweight that packs down small.
    This is something I take in case I get caught out in an unexpected shower or similar, it's light andpacks down small enough to fit in my pocket.
    I wouldn't count on it keeping me dry heading out into piss wet conditions or if I intended to be in the rain all day.
    This is just a it's small enough and light enogh that I can always carry it option.
    I used it the other day when I was tahr hunting whilst we were sitting glassing and it was fine as a wind barrier.
    As stated not ideal for all day wet conditions
    I was in context, you just didn't read it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    I was in context, you just didn't read it
    Righto

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    Patagonia Torrentshell, I have one. Its awesome. Beats the pants off all the "hunting brand" garbage out there.
    Where from and how much?

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    I was looking for something similar, and ran across this: North Ridge Pack-Mate Jacket - Hunting and Outdoor Supplies.

    It hasn't arrived yet, so I cannot comment on how good it is, but the description seems good

 

 

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