Rain jacket, suggestions please

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Rain jacket, suggestions please

Postby GNU » Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:25 am

Hi everyone,

Looking to buy a packable rain jacket that I can store in my jersey pocket on those Melbourne days when the weather turns suddenly. Had a look at a few of my local stores and they didn't really have anything suited. I'm looking for a fitted road jacket (don't want it to be flapping in the wind or acting like a sail), the budget is $100 max. I'm probably a large, 34-36 inch waist with a 42 inch chest.

Thanks, Dan
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Re: Rain jacket, suggestions please

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Re: Rain jacket, suggestions please

Postby Mapomatic » Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:38 pm

Showers pass double century. Light, packs small, blocks wind and rain really well.

Bought mine off bicycling hub.
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Re: Rain jacket, suggestions please

Postby AUbicycles » Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:48 pm

I have a tineli Rainman which is over your budget though a very well made rainjacket that is quite slim and compact.
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Re: Rain jacket, suggestions please

Postby GNU » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:25 am

The Double Century looks great, but they only have them in XL. Which sadly is to large for me :( and not a fan of the transparent one. Had a quick look around and couldn't see anywhere else to purchase the double century....ideas?
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Re: Rain jacket, suggestions please

Postby Dac » Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:07 am

That Showers Pass Double Century is the last of the old model, which is why it is is cheap ( was about $120 full price, which was still a good deal, I've had two now)

The new model is call the Double Century EX, which at $160 stands for EXpensive I think . Double Century EX

If the old model XL would fit, snap it up as it's a bargain, but I think it's a little bulky to stuff in a back pocket. Don't know about the new model
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