Gore Running Jacket

anyone got one of these

11 messages
13/02/2013 at 15:17
13/02/2013 at 16:12

there were some waterproof breathable jackets reviewed and tested in the Trail Running Mag recently and the best ones they reckoned were the Montane Minimus, and the Ron Hill Trail Tempest. round about £140 each although i have seen the Ronhill one on Amazon for under £120

13/02/2013 at 16:18

I've got a Gore Running Wear windstopper jacket (not the same one as listed) and also an older eVent jacket (made by Gill).  For running the windstopper seems to be the better compromise between waterproofing and breathability - I found the eVent jacket to warm and sweaty for running (admittedly it is a cycling jacket).  So I wouldn't buy a Gore-Tex jacket for running.




cougie    pirate
13/02/2013 at 16:20
I don't think goretex can cope well with the amount of sweat you'll make when running.
13/02/2013 at 18:45

I got the Mythos Goretex Active Jacket in flourescent yellow at Christmas, which i think is similar.  It is brilliant for running in, and I wear it now on every run (rain or no rain) for it's windproofness from 5K to 13 miles so far.  I've had no isses with sweat building up in it and it is very light yet very waterproof.  On the one occasion I got too hot it is comfy to run in unzipped.

13/02/2013 at 19:15

thats great guys, thanks for the info. i'll look into the montane and ron hill ones too

19/02/2013 at 03:10

I have this one - it's excellent, does the job of cutting out the wind and keeping off the rain.  It's unfeasibly light so much so if feels very strange to hold a jacket that doesn't seem to weigh anything. I've had mine for around 1 year and I've never regretted spending the money on it.  Despite its lightness, it seems to be built to last.


Regarding breathability, I've not experienced any problems with it, even when running in warmer weather.

19/02/2013 at 21:27

I have the first one that you linked to. It is a great lightweight jacket. Comfortable to run in, and smart enough to wear around and about. Very limited storage with the one pocket. Screws up really small to stow away if needed.

I would wear it in wet conditions / windy conditions on recovery runs, and long slow runs. If you are going to do anything speedy, then you will get wet / sweaty - you will steam cook from the inside. You might as well put it aside and stick a vest on. But day to day bimbling about, it is great

20/02/2013 at 10:43

I have a Gore Mythos Gortex jacket, I gave it to my mum though, while the jacket looks good it is far heavier and less breathable than the Montane Minimus! I'd save my money and just go with the latter it has the advantage of a hood too!

24/02/2013 at 19:39
Can't see why,light weight cheapo one with long sleeve helly Henson top under has got me though everything the weather can throw at me...your going to get wet whatever you use..

But then again Iam too tight to buy a goretex one..
06/03/2013 at 11:56

I see that sweatshop are having a sale starting on the 8th of March of new balance new gear, so their posh jacket instead of £60 will be £30 from the 8th of March.



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