Waterproof Breathable Jacket
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Waterproof Breathable Jacket

Product Ref: 01941.   Military Style - New
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Further Information
Further Information
  • 100% waterproof and breathable
  • Ab-Tex tri-laminate 5000 material (equivalent to Gore-tex)
  • 5000mm hydrostatic head
  • Fully taped seams
  • Full length zip with velcro storm flap
  • Zipped access on chest to garments below
  • 2 hip pockets with zip fastenings and velcro flaps
  • Hood concealable in collar
  • Drawcords on hood and at waist
  • Windproof cuffs with velcro fastenings
  • Small suitable for approx 36" chest, arm length 26 inches, height 30 inches
  • Medium suitable for approx 40" chest, arm length 27 inches, height 31 inches
  • Large suitable for approx 44" chest, arm length 28 inches, height 32 inches
  • XL suitable for approx 48" chest, arm length 29 inches, height 33 inches
  • 2XL suitable for approx 52" chest, arm length 30 inches, height 34 inches
A superb value fully waterproof and breathable jacket. With all the features you would expect on a high quality jacket, but at a fraction of the price. Available from small to XXL in generous sizes. This has rapidly become one of our best sellers.
Ab-Tex is a waterproof/breathable coating that has been specially developed for garments by leading manufacturers of outdoor pursuits. Ab-Tex fabric ensures a very high level of waterproofing while maintaining an excellent breathability rating that will guarantee protection from most weather conditions and keep you warm, dry and comfortable. Ab-tex fabric works by uniting molecules from various compounds to form a membrane that allows moisture to evaporate while at the same time acting as an impenetrable barrier to rain.
Read the Waterproof Breathable Jacket product review.
Please note: This item has now been replaced by product 3543.
Q & A's
Q & A's
Q: Can you tell me the weight of a Large sized jacket please?
A: It is approx 750g.
Q: My chest size is 51". Going by your guide it would seem that a size XXL would fit. What is the arm pit to arm pit size of the XXL?
A: Armpit to armpit on a 2XL jacket measures approx. 28 inches.
Q: Does it come in olive / green colour?
A: This jacket comes in olive green, black, DPM and hmtc colours
Q: Hello, how are the arm lengths of these measured? (From and to) As I have very long arms and want to be sure that this will fit.
A: Arm lengths are measured from the armpit to the very end of the cuff.
Q: Is the hood wired
A: No it isn't.
Q: How can you be sure this item is 100 percent water proof?
A: From tests conducted by the manufacturer and from personal experience climbing in the Scottish Highlands!
Q: I have a 46 inch chest, which size would be suitable?
A: The closest size to match a 46" chest would be a large size which should suit up to approximately a 48" chest.
Q: 1.What is the diffrence with Ab-tex and Gor-tex. 2.If there is no diffrence why is gor-tex more expensive. 3.Is there a diffrence in dimensions between the soldier 95 gor-tex and the waterproof breathable jacket
A: Ab-tex and Gore-tex are both brand names owned by different companies, but the material they produce is based on the same technology so is waterproof and breathable. Both these jackets and the Soldier 95 ones come up big and are similarly sized.
Q: Is this jacket lightweight as i am a landscape gardener and i perspire a lot?
A: Yes it is quite lightweight.
Q: Does this jacket have a drawcord at the hem?
A: Yes, this jacket has an elasticated drawcord on the hem.
Q: Is the hood in the collar as substantial as the rest of the jacket, and does it come down low over the forehead?
A: Yes, it's the same material as the rest of the jacket, and it is a good size so would come down over the forehead.
Q: I wanted to know if the jacket has a lining or not (for rainy & cold rides on a scooter). Also interested in the trousers, I wonder if it is suppposed to be worn on its own or if it is an "over trouser" thing.
A: Both jacket and trousers are unlined and are designed to be worn over other layers of clothing.
Q: I want to carry this jacket on my bike does it pack down small? Also can I take it that the 2XL is 56 inch chest.
A: A 2XL jacket packs down to approximately 23 x 10 x 10cm. The armpit-to-armpit measurements given are the absolute maximum exterior measurements so they would be suitable for a chest slightly smaller than that. It is best to measure a jacket you already own to compare.
Q: How noisy is this jacket? i'm thinking of using it for shooting, so need it to be quiet.
A: It is quite a soft material and so relatively quiet. It is certainly quieter than a lot of waterproof jackets, including the British Army issue ones.
Reviews (any views expressed are solely those of the reviewer)
Not 100% waterproof
Bought the jacket and trousers earlier on in the year, and with the good summer weather not really tested it until today. Went to watch my grandson play football and there was quite a heavy shower that probably lasted about 20 minutes. The result was my shirt was wet down both sides..after taking my jacket off I could see that the rain had soaked through in at least two places, plus the pockets. So unless the jacket was faulty in some way, why is it being advertised as 100% waterproof. But i suppose you only get what you pay for, and 40.00 is not that expensive. I have yet to wear the trousers in a heavy shower, but not holding out much hope of keeping dry if the jacket is anything to go by. Based on my experience, I would not recommend this product and have now been put off purchasing any other clothing made with this fabric..
Pros: Good sizing, fits well, looks go
Cons: Not 100% waterproof.
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: No
Reviewed by M WARREN in Cheshire
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