/ Stretch waterproof jacker recommnedations please

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blurty - on 19 Sep 2013


I want a new shell; light, stretchy, breathable, waterproof.

Multi-use (MTB, Skiing, walking, climbing). (I have a bomb-proof heavy duty winter coat for Ice climbing already)

Suggestions/ recommnedations please......
highclimber - on 19 Sep 2013
In reply to blurty: Patagonia stretch element, though my version didn't have a snow pelmet but it wasn't too much a problem so long as you don't fall over!
scarface - on 19 Sep 2013
In reply to blurty:

Marmot Stretchman is the dogs and has won a few 'Best in test'.
iksander on 19 Sep 2013
In reply to blurty: You didn't list "durable" or "cheap", so maybe take a look at a Patagonia M10
Gazlynn - on 19 Sep 2013
In reply to blurty:

I was in the same boat as you a couple of years ago. Already got a bombproof proshell for winter and was looking for something a little lighter to wear when not winter climbing.

I plumbed for the Patagonia Stretch Ascent which I'm very happy with but I don't think they make anymore.

So I don't have any jacket recommendations but personally I would be looking at the 2.5 layer gortex type stuff rather than the 3 layer as you want something that will be different to your Ice climbing Jacket. There are loads of jackets about for you to choose.

I also found this quite interesting to read

http://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/rainwear.html

good luck

cheers

Gaz

blurty - on 19 Sep 2013
In reply to blurty:

Thanks everyone
Alex Ekins - on 19 Sep 2013
In reply to blurty:
Rab Stretch Neo is good
BnB - on 19 Sep 2013
In reply to Alex Ekins:
> (In reply to blurty)
> Rab Stretch Neo is good

if you like to rustle like a crisp packet
Alex Ekins - on 20 Sep 2013
In reply to BnB:
Mine doesn't rustle, you must be thinking of a different jacket.
Dan_S - on 20 Sep 2013
In reply to BnB:

The Neo jacket I have has a "softshell" like feel, it's not rustley at all

I'd recommend it to anyone, it's a great jacket.
thin bob on 20 Sep 2013
In reply to blurty:
Paramo Enduro.
http://www.paramo.co.uk/en-gb/garments/detail/?pgc=NIKWAXANALOGYJACKETENDUROMENS

Marmot..hasn't got a name in it, unfortunately, but it is stretchy, big pitzips, nice hood.
r0b - on 20 Sep 2013
In reply to blurty:

OMM Kamleika?
newhey - on 20 Sep 2013
In reply to blurty:

Another vote for Rab neo stretch. Forget goretex or event, it is the only breathable material that has ever worked for me. Not enormously stretchy, but enough to help movement a bit more.
mattrm - on 20 Sep 2013
In reply to thin bob:

Seems like a replacement for the aspira. What's it like heatwise? Is it actually close fitting?

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