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    Cheap Windproof

    I am in need of a replacement windproof for my Montane Featherlite, as all of the elastic has started to go in it after many years hard service.

    I want one as light and simple as possible, without a hood. The Montane was ideal, but I also want something as cheap as possible!

    Any suggestions anyone?

    thanks
    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumpy View Post
    I am in need of a replacement windproof for my Montane Featherlite, as all of the elastic has started to go in it after many years hard service.

    I want one as light and simple as possible, without a hood. The Montane was ideal, but I also want something as cheap as possible!

    Any suggestions anyone?

    thanks
    Dave
    I am happy with an Inov8 race elite 105 windshell. Packs down small into supplied bag and has thumb loops. various suppliers have them for around 55.
    One step beyond.

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    haven't tried either of these, but look good enough and are reasonable prices:

    https://www.alpkit.com/products/arro-mens

    http://www.howies.co.uk/mens/clothin...ml?colour=1042
    ....it's all downhill from here.

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    Good suggestions chaps - thanks. All 3 look pretty good. Never had anything from Howies, but definitely rate Alpkit kit! I like the look of the Inov-8 one, and with all of their stuff its a good design. Just a tad on the pricey side for a tight-wad like me :-)

    PS - prefer a smock ideally....

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    Omm sonic smock is good.
    Pete Bland has them for 45 and 33 on wiggle but limited sizes

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    Thanks Pete, will check that out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCOOT View Post
    I am happy with an Inov8 race elite 105 windshell. Packs down small into supplied bag and has thumb loops. various suppliers have them for around 55.
    Seconded. For 30 it's hard to beat:

    https://www.sportsshoes.com/product/...jacket-~-aw15/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jez Hellewell View Post
    Seconded. For 30 it's hard to beat:

    https://www.sportsshoes.com/product/...jacket-~-aw15/
    darn it - only x-small left!

    Shame, as I would have bought it for that price!

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    Howies winter sale http://www.howies.co.uk/mens/clothin...ml?colour=1042 25 for their windproofs.

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    Never tried it but North Eastern company and made in the NE.... does have a hood though.
    https://www.h18orr.com/collections/w...ndproof-jacket

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