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Topic - Budget waterproof jackets...?

OneLifeOneHeart - on 28 Oct 2012
I am very new to climbing (did only two days so far) and did a tour of various shops to find that I am not yet really able to afford the good jackets out there (in the GBP 250-400 range), not at this stage of my life where I just started earning my own money.

I kinda discussed with the store staff who explained in detail everything about climbing jacket (shell material, articulated armes/sleeves, abrasion-resistant, harness ergonomic etc), but still, I was wondering whether I should make a one-off good investment in a jacket that I will use forever, or spend less now, see how far and how often I will actually climb (am not 100% sure I will continue outdoor climbing, and may instead develop indoor which is more affordable for now).

Are there any brands or even non-brands you know of that have climbing jackets in the GBP 100-150 range?

And if I really must spend more than that, are there good jackets which I could use also in everyday life (in case I will not continue climbing so much)?

I would really appreciate your insights. I really like this activity, but am realizing it is slightly expensive for me.
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