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Rain jackets

Sept. 6, 2016, 6:41 p.m.
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Contemplating getting all spendy and purchasing a 7mesh Revelation jacket. Anyone have one? Worth it? Cheaper, comparable alternatives(if any)?

Sept. 6, 2016, 8:09 p.m.
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I got given one for trail building.
I love it, and if I lost it, I would buy another one.

Sept. 6, 2016, 10:18 p.m.
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I got given one for trail building.
I love it, and if I lost it, I would buy another one.

Given the price that's quite an endorsement.

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Sept. 7, 2016, 8:43 a.m.
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I don't know about you guys, but for me, mountain biking in a brand new $500 jacket seems pretty risky to me - too easy to fall and scuff it up, get it dirty, etc. At the same time, I guess if you ride regularly in the winter then you might as well buy the right gear.

I have the $200 RF Chute Jacket - it isn't perfect but I'm also not as worried about scuffing it up.

Sept. 7, 2016, 12:17 p.m.
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Oh, and a couple of days after getting the jacket I crashed.

Ripped the back of the jacket - massive rip (pretty much the whole back). Any jacket would have been destroyed.

Brought it to 7mesh and they repaired it (free).
So yup - pretty sold. The jackets also is pretty compact so I can take it on any "iffy" weather day. It fits in my hip/fanny pack.

Sept. 7, 2016, 7:33 p.m.
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Thanks for the replies so far. This will be a jacket in hoping to be able to wear off the bike too, so knowing it can be used for things like trail building easily is a bonus.

I tried on an Arc'teryx Beta LT with the GoreTex Pro fabric and was impressed with the fit and feel of it. Definitely seems to be a durable membrane, which is key for such an expensive piece of kit.

Sept. 7, 2016, 8:42 p.m.
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I split a Gore Pro shell shoulder to shoulder across the back. Passed a dead tree on my toe side, it went under my back arm and ripped the jacket apart.

I've yet to see anyone besides industry peeps wearing 7mesh…

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ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

Sept. 7, 2016, 10:32 p.m.
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I've got at least a half dozen ski jackets that have multiple zip-in liners of various types and textures. Not sure which of them had it, but it was a water-resistant fleece with reinforced shoulders and elbows out of vinyl kinda material (HH maybe??). I can't wear it in pouring rain, but it works just fine in anything up to and including "periodic showers" and "wet" as it just dries fast; and even when it is wet, it's still warm.

Not ideal, but free. Which ramps up its "ideal" factor.

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Sept. 8, 2016, 8:20 a.m.
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I don't know about you guys, but for me, mountain biking in a brand new $500 jacket seems pretty risky to me - too easy to fall and scuff it up, get it dirty, etc. At the same time, I guess if you ride regularly in the winter then you might as well buy the right gear.

I have the $200 RF Chute Jacket - it isn't perfect but I'm also not as worried about scuffing it up.

Wife just picked up a RF Chute for $140 from Sport Junkies on Broadway. Brand new and they had lots of sizes available. Agree they aren't perfect, but a no brainer for the price.

Sept. 8, 2016, 8:43 a.m.
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http://www.pinkbike.com/news/winter-25-cold-weather-essentials-reviewed-2015.html

The Endura reviewed very favorably.

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Sept. 8, 2016, 8:44 a.m.
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I bought Polaris Jacket ( Brit cycling gear co), On CRC last fall for $80.00
Way better quality than the RF jackets. Waterproof, vented all that.

http://www.polaris-bikewear.co.uk/Granite-Waterproof-Mountain-Biking-Jacket-p/pol01-4979-p.htm

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Sept. 8, 2016, 9:23 a.m.
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Wife just picked up a RF Chute for $140 from Sport Junkies on Broadway. Brand new and they had lots of sizes available. Agree they aren't perfect, but a no brainer for the price.

Looked at these, every size but Large when I was there unfortunately. I feel like comparing there Chute with the 7mesh isn't really a fair comparison considering the price point and technologies involved though. I have a 10k/10k jacket now and it just isn't working for me, breathability-wise.

Sept. 8, 2016, 9:45 a.m.
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You guys need to stop shuttling and start pedaling! Jackets on the NS? It doesn't get cool here let alone cold, even if it's pouring and even if there's snow! I ride with a regular long sleeve single layer A* jersey all winter.

Sept. 8, 2016, 10 a.m.
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I have a Dakine Breaker jacket and it's awesome. It's light and keeps you dry, and folds up in to the front pocket to be easily packed away.

http://ca.dakine.com/p/bike/mens/jackets/breaker-jacket-16s

Sept. 8, 2016, 10:09 a.m.
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Just a couple of added notes.
The 7 mesh jacket for me is strictly for riding. I would destroy it for trail building. For trail building I pretty much use my old beat to shit jackets.

I am not sure I could afford the 7mesh jacket if I was buying one for riding. I love it, would love to have another one, but I am super cheap.

As far as industry - I am the farthest thing from it. I believe "athletes get the shwag, photographers get the credit, and trail builders get the shit." The shit being fines, anger, controversies etc. However, I have twice gotten gear from "industry" this is the second time and damn - it sure is nice getting gear.

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