34 thoughts on “i need a good shell jacket, what are some non arc'teryx recs

  1. Anonymous says:

    TheNorthFace futurelight
    https://www.thenorthface.com/en-us/mens/mens-jackets-and-vests/mens-rainwear-c299284/mens-dryzzle-futurelight-jacket-pNF0A7QB2?color=KPI&utm_term&gad_source=1

  2. Anonymous says:

    if you want actual hiking gear not fashion oriented stuff:
    these are the best rain jackets on the market imo. handmade in the usa by a long distance hiker who was unhappy with mass market gear. currently the #1 rain jacket on the pacific crest trail gear survey other than frog toggs & generally considered to be best on the market by the community.
    https://timmermade.com/product/silpoly-rain-pullover-jacket/
    https://timmermade.com/product/megazip-silpoly/
    https://timmermade.com/product/mega-zip-pullover/
    columbia outdry is also pretty good, at least some varieties of it. looks kind of fugly though.
    if you want a fashionable jacket you can also go hiking in, dual purpose, honestly arcteryx outlier and those kinds of brands you’re probably already into are the way to go.

    • Anonymous says:

      looks great, unfortunately i am European so i importing this from the us would cost like 200 euro on top of an already expensive jacket. but still thanks for the suggestion, i would strongly consider buying this if i wasn’t europoor.

      • Anonymous says:

        yeah heck that noise
        americans get like 40,000 cottage brand hand made options for stuff like this… europeans have some but kinda get cucked on it (but you guys get way better milsurp)

      • Anonymous says:

        Literally buy some hydrophobic scotch guard type spray and spray your shit with it. It’s hecking rain, not hydrochloric acid. You don’t need le technikoool gore-texxx 9000k++

      • Anonymous says:

        Polartec Alpha was designed as a batting insulation, meant to be sewn between an inner and outer shell. The Alpha insulation provided loft and dead air space. The shells provided the structure and capped the air movement. Polartec Alpha Direct was later designed, again as batting insulation, but this time to be sewn to an outer shell. The Alpha Direct provides the inner surface along with the loft and dead air space while the outer shell provides the structure and caps the air movement. Since AD is designed this way, it has it’s own structure and against the skin durability. This led to the cottage industry building stand alone garments out of it, which is a good thing because it can now be used as part of a modular system. AD has one of the the highest warmth for the weight ratios when compared to other fleece products when capped with a shell. Without a shell it has almost no insulation value at all (unless the air is perfectly still and the user is perfectly still). This means that the wearer can pick a shell appropriate for the conditions, and then ventilate it accordingly. Since it has so little insulation when directly exposed, this eliminates the need for a second set of zippers on the inner layer. As long as the outer shell has adequate ventilation and/or breathability there is none needed on the inside, which further reduces overall weight.

        I was wondering if this was written by a chinaman but I think it was just written by a stupid.

  3. Anonymous says:

    lol ignore the amerifat with the akhtual hiking gear. get a jack wolfskin or a superdry. Expensive hiking brands are beyond stupid.

    • Anonymous says:

      which one would have been the better choice just depends on if he’s planning to mostly use it for hiking (where the trees & squirrels don’t care what you look like very much) or if its for mixed use (nice looking jacket you can also take hiking)
      & 100 bucks for a hand made in usa 1 man company rain jacket isn’t expensive. mass produced in china ones start at around there, you can get them on sale a bit cheaper but this stuff’s all made by 1 dude.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Any jackets just as good and in the same price range as Arcteryx? They have turned into a fashion brand in the public eye and I am insecure and want to look different.

    • Anonymous says:

      Some of the more premium hunting brands sell the same clothes in a similar price range but with additional camo patterns. I’m thinking of brands like Sitka. I think Filson also has similar products.

  5. Anonymous says:

    In the rare case that anyone is still interested I bought a “jack wolfskin bike commute mono jkt m” jacket. It was 50% of to 150 and I don’t have a lot of money so it seemed like a nice deal on a decent quality jacket.

    • Anonymous says:

      >asks for recommendations
      >listens to no one
      >buys the jacket he had in mind anyways
      Why do you do that? Should’ve went with the decathlon mh500 for 2/3 the price and same features

        • Anonymous says:

          Ofc they are thin, its a hardshell against rain. You need to layer underneath. Don’t buy that jack wolskin. Get the mh 500 and a fleece jacket. Saves weight and you can remove layers to control temperature

        • Anonymous says:

          It doesn’t get very cold here, just rainy and windy. And i it’s gets cold I’ll just wear more layers. The annoying thing about thick jackets is that they are bulky and sweaty.

          • Anonymous says:

            Ofc they are thin, its a hardshell against rain. You need to layer underneath. Don’t buy that jack wolskin. Get the mh 500 and a fleece jacket. Saves weight and you can remove layers to control temperature

            That kind of multilayer temp control is unnecessary for city conditions. The winters where I live are ~5-10°C and windy. A thick heavy jacket with one very light clothe underneath is comfy and more practical

  6. Anonymous says:

    guys what do you think about this Softshell. it’s from a greek local firm and costs 100 euros. I really like the design. it’s logoless too.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I recently got pic related (patagonia granite crest). Had a good sale and it’s made 100% from recycled fishing nets. It’s a soft shell/rain jacket, I’ve been using it also during pouring rain and it has stayed dry inside while giving very good breathability (never damp or hot inside). I did nikwax it straight away after I received it though.

      • Anonymous says:

        Nta but he just explained why he likes it. I think the better question is why fishing nets piss you off so much. Stepdad was a trawler man? Lost yr girl to an alaskan? Yr some sort of bottom dwelling scum eater?

        • Anonymous says:

          I want virgin oil if I’m paying a premium for it, not a tax writeoff that I then also pay for. Not to mention there is a 0% chance they have the level of control over the polymer production with recycled garbage versus virgin oil.

  8. Anonymous says:

    you guys got me thinking. i will go for:
    cheap af, not water proof only water-resistant but insulated while still fairly light. and stylish,

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