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    Jacket to run AND cycle in?

    I run and cycle in the dark and the wet. I am now doing more fell running.

    I require waterproof and hi-viz attire for the unpleasant commute to work (West Sheffield to Rotherham).
    I also require a light weight FR jacket with good waterproof and windproof qualities.

    There are several ways of approaching this but I wondered if anyone had come across a jacket that would serve the two purposes.

    A hiviz cycle jacket of choice appears to be:
    http://www.tredz.co.uk/.Altura-Night...acket_9954.htm
    But Perhaps not best suited to run in.

    And a good FR jacket:
    http://www.theomm.com/products/garments/kamleikaSmock
    Could be used to cycle but with a hiviz belt

    Not too keen to part with a lot of cash for 2 jackets, so any wise words welcome.

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    Re: Jacket to run AND cycle in

    Some races, particularly long ones, stipulate that jackets must have taped seams. The Altura would probably fail that kit check. The OMM smock would probably be a better all round choice.
    I use a Berghaus Paclite for both,
    http://www.simplyhike.co.uk/ProductD...?StockID=53201

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    Re: Jacket to run AND cycle in

    From the OMM range, I would suggest the Vail Run Ride Jacket would be best as its designed exactly for what you want to do.

    Its the same material as the Kamleika Jacket and Smock, with taped seams and a slightly longer tail suitable for biking and is also hoodless.

    Details of its spec can be seen here - http://www.theomm.com/archiveSite/do...t_Manualv1.pdf

    And if you wanted to but one.... take a look here - http://www.likeys.com/acatalog/Waterproof_-_Men.html

    The other one you might want to consider is the Marmot Rush Jacket on the same page.

    Cheers

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    Re: Jacket to run AND cycle in

    Quote Originally Posted by Littlefatwelshman View Post
    From the OMM range, I would suggest the Vail Run Ride Jacket would be best as its designed exactly for what you want to do.
    That has no hood so might fail the kit check at some races.

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    Re: Jacket to run AND cycle in

    nobbutt have a look at www.montane.co.uk they do some good stuff

    2 jackets I picked out depending on budget (there are lots more but both of these are taped and have hoods)

    firstly their Atomic DT which is waterproof to 10,000mm hydrostatic, weighs 240g and costs 100

    secondly their Event Halo Stretch which is waterproof to 30,000mm hydrostatic, has stretch material in it to make it more comfortable leaning on a bike and weighs 350g but costs 225

    personally I'd go for the second. if you cycle every day its completely waterproof and I find event fabric more breathable than goretex and the amount of use you'll get from it makes the cost justifiable if you have the dosh!

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    Re: Jacket to run AND cycle in

    I got this one.

    http://www.sportsshoes.com/product/M...erproof-jacket

    the Montane Velocity.

    It's suitable for both running and cycling, packs down small, is light and does what it says on the tin

    although I also have a Montane featherlite and an OMM kamlieka smock - seem to be collecting them like trainers

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    Re: Jacket to run AND cycle in

    Quote Originally Posted by emmilou View Post
    I got this one.

    http://www.sportsshoes.com/product/M...erproof-jacket

    the Montane Velocity.
    A good jacket but the same caveat applies as to the other jacket mentioned earlier. It does not have a hood so might not pass the kit check at some races.

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    Re: Jacket to run AND cycle in

    Quote Originally Posted by nobbut a lad View Post
    A good jacket but the same caveat applies as to the other jacket mentioned earlier. It does not have a hood so might not pass the kit check at some races.
    I'm sure mine has a hood?! I'll check later.

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    Re: Jacket to run AND cycle in

    I bought a cycling jacket earlier in the year, it is a gore paclite one and it is fab... then decided to enter the OMM and needed another waterproof jacket, with taped seems AND a hood!!!

    So I had to buy another expensive jacket, as the cycling one comes without the required hood. I bought the Haglofs LIM jacket, it is fantastic both for fell running and on the bike. I now dont use the bike one anymore. If only I had known about the hood issue for the OMM when I first bought the bike jacket...

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    Re: Jacket to run AND cycle in

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