Waterproof Jacket Recommendations

I use Paramo hiking and snow shoeing in the Alps, near where I live. Ran Fiennes recommends Paramo, as do many other big names in the exploring world. However, some people don't get on with it.
No matter how much you sweat in Paramo gear, even in cold foggy weather at altitude, the inside of the clothing remains totally dry, there is no condensation at all.
Came off the moor at dark o'clock. On removing my rucksack, the wife spotted the steam rising from my back, as the heat escaped.
 
I , and many othes have one of these for sale
I've got a couple of different versions from my poor student days. The change I noticed is that my DPM jacket has the rank slide on a storm flap over the zip, the zip looks exposed on the new version.

Any issue with water leaching in through the zip?

It's no issue to me as my ones get loaned to kids for a weekend but I would have thought the new one would have pissed water inside in wind driven rain.
 

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cymraeg

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Our work jackets are keela and love them. Zip in out aoft shell completes it depending on what im doing/ time of year. Build quality quite good too
 

wheel

LE
Well the jury is still out. Cant decide on which one to go for. Berghaus Paclite 2.0 or Alpkit Argonaut.
Recent years Berghaus quality has fallen and I have yet to try any Alpkit but their reviews are all very good.

Berghause at go outdoors is £135 but onlt £95 at Cotswold. Alpkit Argonaut £85 so price wise not a lot in it.
 
Well the jury is still out. Cant decide on which one to go for. Berghaus Paclite 2.0 or Alpkit Argonaut.
Recent years Berghaus quality has fallen and I have yet to try any Alpkit but their reviews are all very good.

Berghause at go outdoors is £135 but onlt £95 at Cotswold. Alpkit Argonaut £85 so price wise not a lot in it.
Alpkit's customer service is bloody good. I was having a bit of a tidy and found one of their jackets that I bought about a year ago and never used. They told me to send it in and if it was still in decent nick they'd give me store credit.

Got an email this afternoon saying they've given me a full refund (£155) which has pretty much paid for the new sleeping bag I was going to order from them anyway.
 

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LE
Alpkit's customer service is bloody good. I was having a bit of a tidy and found one of their jackets that I bought about a year ago and never used. They told me to send it in and if it was still in decent nick they'd give me store credit.

Got an email this afternoon saying they've given me a full refund (£155) which has pretty much paid for the new sleeping bag I was going to order from them anyway.
I went for the Alpkit Argonaut. It kept me dry following the spine race a couple of weeks back , so far so good.
 
Great shortlist. I've read the whole article and found helpful. But what did you mean by walking trousers? are they different from other sports trousers? let me know!
 
Great shortlist. I've read the whole article and found helpful. But what did you mean by walking trousers? are they different from other sports trousers? let me know!
Not sure what other sports trousers you mean but I wouldn’t wear cricket whites.

I’ve got some montane terra pants. Quite dear but I’ve not found a better pair for the price. Windproof, vents, quick drying and hard-wearing. P
 
Not sure what other sports trousers you mean but I wouldn’t wear cricket whites.

I’ve got some montane terra pants. Quite dear but I’ve not found a better pair for the price. Windproof, vents, quick drying and hard-wearing. P
I'll be interested to see if you get a reply. That looks like an automated bot.
 
Not sure what other sports trousers you mean but I wouldn’t wear cricket whites.

I’ve got some montane terra pants. Quite dear but I’ve not found a better pair for the price. Windproof, vents, quick drying and hard-wearing. P
+1 for Montane Terras! I own 3 pairs and wear them six days a week and find them very comfortable and hard wearing. My oldest pair is about 5 years old and still going strong.

Be aware though they are sized on the small size so for comfort go for a size bigger than you usually do. Leg length seems to be as you would expect.
 

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