With summers being as unpredictable as they are and plagued by regular spells of rain.
If you are engaging in any kind of outdoor activities, waterproof jackets are essential.
Trion Z has investigated the pros and cons of some of the hundreds of waterproof jackets saturating the market, and come up with our top three waterproof jackets for outdoor activities in the summer.
Altura Night Vision Evo
If you are a cyclist – professional or amateur – it is vital that you wear a quality waterproof jacket. Visibility and protection are essential components of cycling gear and it is within these realms that the Altura Night Vision Evo steps in. Being bright yellow and covered in reflective trims, cyclists can be seen when visibility becomes poor. This light weight jacket also comes equipped with a removable tab so that cyclists can attach cycle lights when riding at night. This waterproof jacket not only keeps out the rain, but it also has a drop tail rear hem which helps protect cyclists from back wheel spray.
The TZ verdict? Not bad for a reasonable £79.99
The Altura Night Vision Evo is available to purchase at cyclestore.co.uk.
Runners, naturally, require an ultra-lightweight Waterproof jacket for when running in the rain. The Marmot Essence is super lightweight and is fully seam-taped for maximum protection from the water, despite weighing next to nothing. Comprising a breathable Strata membrane and integrated cooling vents, the Marmot Essence will keep a runner’s temperature comfortable regardless of how strenuous and gruelling their run is. Another admirable asset of this super stylish waterproof jacket is its panelling in the arms, which has been designed to prevent the arms from irritatingly riding up whilst running.
The Marmot Essence costs £85 and is available at ultimateoutdoors.co.uk.
REI Kimtah Jacket with eVent Fabric
Being made from eVent fabric, this lightweight men’s waterproof is the ideal companion for active outdoors pursuits in the spring and summer, when the unpredictable weather is a concern. The eVent fabric unique membrane enables sweat to quickly escape on the outside meaning you are kept nice and dry on the inside. The jacket’s highly sophisticated Direct venting technology means that no matter how strenuous your activity, you are unlikely to overheat.
Not only is the REI Kimtah completely waterproof, but it is also windproof from winds up to 60 mph. Although jackets this sophisticated don’t come cheap and the REI Kimtah will cost you, $229.00 to be precise.
The REI Kimtah is available to buy at www.rei.com.
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