Wet weather gear & sweat

Discussion in 'UK and Europe' started by kingsley, Oct 28, 2004.

  1. kingsley

    kingsley Guest

    I've been thinking about getting a decent rain jacket
    for a big tour next year. At the moment we use
    sub-$50/£17 netti electric-orange rain jackets.
    They tend to keep you warm (steamy?), but not dry.

    The reason I ask, is the consensus (not that there's much)
    on the Phreds bicycle touring list, is that the
    high-end gortex (et. al.) jackets can't vent the
    amount of sweat you generate while riding (especially
    towing kids + gear). So they reckon you may as well use a
    cheap, vented, riding jacket.

    Does anyone use a high-end rain jacket that's good
    for touring? I want something to make all-day-rain riding
    a little more comfortable. I have some 'Agu' gortex rain
    pants we bought in NL, and they're pretty good, but
    I think I sweat mostly from the top.