In this instalment of our staff picks blog series, we’re starting a new month and it’s a little wetter than we would hope. Luckily Lucy from our Bristol store has been in touch with her top 5 waterproof jackets.
Top 5 Waterproof Jackets by Lucy, Bristol store staff.
Lucy works as part of the store team in our Bristol store in the clothing section, but over time has worked with most departments in store. In her spare time Lucy enjoys camping, walking coastal paths, rowing and cycling.
We asked Lucy what her favourite 5 pieces were from our waterproof jacket range, and here is what she came back with:
1) Marmot Precip Jacket
Lucy says: “Clever piece by Marmot, a really good all round jacket which is breathable, fully waterproof and a comfortable fit, all for a very good price. It has features like pit zips and a fully adjustable hood.”
The new Precip jackets have really been doing quite well with reviewers, and for us at GO, we think it’s one of the best waterproof shells in it’s price bracket.
Retail Price: £85
Discount Card Price: £76.50
2) Rab Latok Alpine Jacket
Lucy says: “A classic mountaineering/climbing jacket. eVent membrane fabric which is incredibly breathable and comfortable to wear in all weathers. Climbing fit, high up chest pockets, waterproof zip. Very long lasting and durable jacket for mountain and hill use.”
The Latok Alpine continues to be one of Rab’s most popular pieces. The eVent fabric makes it a very breathable jacket for active use, but with most eVent pieces can take some care to maintain it’s waterproof properties.
Retail Price: £230
Discount Card Price: £207
3) Craghoppers Reaction Lite Jacket
Lucy says: “Very lightweight, comfortable, day to day waterproof jacket. Recommended for Duke of Edinburgh or similar expedition use, the reaction lite packs into it’s own pocket, which makes it great for carrying when not in use. Good quality waterproofing from Craghoppers. This comes at a good price as it can be comfortable in all seasons in quick changing weather.”
We’ve been seeing some great reviews for these jackets from customers since they have been recommended for DofE use, the best point being just how small they pack down, an ideal jacket for the bottom of your rucksack.
Retail Price: £70
Discount Card Price: £54.99
4) Sprayway Venus Jacket
Lucy says: “The Venus is a really good value GORE-TEX walking jacket. Comfortable, soft feel, with a longer longer cut. This jacket is good for hillwalking and rambling in cold and wet conditions. The GORE-TEX membrane means it should be a durable long lasting jacket.”
Retail Price: £130
Discount Card Price: £117
5) Berghaus Bowfell Jacket
Lucy says: “The Bowfell is a very good, all-round long lasting waterproof. Good for those who want a high quality walking jacket that can also be used for lighter walks or a general winter jacket to wear with layers. GORE-TEX lined, storm flaps over zips, low down pockets, features friendly to those wanting to keep dry with practical comfortable use.”
Retail Price: £150
Discount Card Price: £135
Please note: Staff pick top 5′s are personal choices and are in no particular order. Always buy outdoor equipment based around your needs.