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Author The Banker

On ferry
#1 | Posted: 13 Aug 2018 18:27 
We had a power cut today and as Lynn was working from home, and she can't do anything without the 'net, we decided to go for a walk whilst the electrickery was being restored.

Two miles into the four-and-a-bit traipse, it started to rain heavily and I was reminded of that bar on day two in Spain and the joy that being soaked to the skin doesn't bring... it also reminded me to enquire what coats you chaps have.

I like the compactness of my current coat, that the hood can be folded into the collar but the fact that it offers no weather protection at all anymore limits its usefulness as a Waterproof!

Author TeaBag

Back on the road
#2 | Posted: 14 Aug 2018 12:32 
I assume you took refuge in the nearest Fullers establishment?

Author The Banker

On ferry
#3 | Posted: 14 Aug 2018 14:28 
a frayed knot... were south of the river and well over a mile from the Red Lion... had stopped raining by the time we passed the Dove and the Mawson Arms!

Author admaraujo

Driving through town
#4 | Posted: 15 Aug 2018 22:39 
Well... today spotted a Salomon ultra trail lightweight jacket...

https://www.salomon.com/pt/product/bonatti-wp-jkt-m.html
Armadillo is in The Douro Valley and waiting for you.

Author Zippy

At petrol station
#5 | Posted: 16 Aug 2018 09:37 
Col, Happy to chat with you about this at some point, as I come from the outdoor clothing industry. You have to look at what you want for the primary use, then it's really a matter of cost, Gore products being more expensive, proprietary waterproof technologies being less expensive, for driving you don't need something that is hugely breathable as you aren't moving about a lot, most high end shells probably don't have folding hoods & have large helmet compatible hoods (for climbers) which act like a parachute, some cycling jackets can be good as they have a high neck & shorter body which is better for driving, I tend to use a soft shell when it's not raining to keep the wind out then I have a few different waterproof Jackets a mix of cycling, outdoor & lifestyle. I'd suggest going onto Snow & Rock, Cotswold Outdoor & Chain Reaction Cycles websites as a start. key features you need: Waterproof, Breathable, stowable hood
Westfield lives matter

Author Zippy

At petrol station
#6 | Posted: 16 Aug 2018 09:41 

Author Zippy

At petrol station
#7 | Posted: 16 Aug 2018 09:47 
But I think this is really what you are after:
https://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/p/vaude-mens-moab-rain-suit-N1114072.html?colour=94
Westfield lives matter

Author Zippy

At petrol station
#8 | Posted: 16 Aug 2018 09:59 
But as you are more of a classic customer I could see this working for you:

https://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/p/berghaus-mens-cornice-iii-jacket-A1113261.html?colo ur=108
Westfield lives matter

Author Eugene

Heading South
Male
#9 | Posted: 16 Aug 2018 10:49 

Author Eugene

Heading South
Male
#10 | Posted: 16 Aug 2018 11:18 | Edited by: Eugene 
I lied!
Those above are 'other' waterproofs I have...

Those used in Spain/Portugal are:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Keela-Stash-away-Jacket/dp/B002DPUFWS

And

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Keela-Stash-Away-Trousers-Black-Medium/dp/B00BCHDF9S
Eugene
Le Presidente

Author Manstein

Planning a blat
#11 | Posted: 16 Aug 2018 11:23 
Hello I'm new to the forum.

I use the car during the winter and have a Barbour Durham jacket for bad weather. Not as light or packable as more modern materials but very wind and waterproof. Admittedly not very breathable but for me not a problem when driving. I rarely carry passengers so it lives in the passenger footwell.

Author admaraujo

Driving through town
#12 | Posted: 16 Aug 2018 15:45 
I was wondering what aeroscreeners wear when the rain comes...
Armadillo is in The Douro Valley and waiting for you.

Author Zippy

At petrol station
#13 | Posted: 16 Aug 2018 15:52 
I would suggest that a jacket with a hood is no good for Aeroscreening or driving without sidescreens they tend to inflate like a parachute or uncontrollably flap around
Westfield lives matter

Author Eugene

Heading South
Male
#14 | Posted: 16 Aug 2018 15:55 
A hood can be useful when 'stopped', or just standing around in rain..
I just tuck the hood into the jacket when driving, if it is not stowed in the collar where it normally lives.
Eugene
Le Presidente

Author Zippy

At petrol station
#15 | Posted: 16 Aug 2018 15:58 
Eugene
me have no hair, me no care if head get wet up
Westfield lives matter

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