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Waterproof Breathable Jacket

£40.00     Product Ref: 01941.   Military Style - NewMilitary Style - New
(10 reviews)

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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Please note: This item has now been replaced by product 3543.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)
Excellent Jacket
Very pleased with this Jacket, totally waterproof but well ventilated, and if you've ever had a similar coat you'll know how hot you get in them. I have had goretex jackets for 7 times the price that weren't as good as this
Pros: Looks pretty cool, Good hood, Big pockets, Ventilated , WATERPROOF !!
Cons: You won't sneak up on anyone
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Chris Harrison in Manchester

Bought it during a thunderstorm and it didnt let me down !
Pros: Warm, Fully waterproof
Cons: Hood could be bigger
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Daniel W in Wolverhampton

It doesn't rain when I wear it !
I needed a fairly lightweight jacket that is waterproof and which does not sweat me too much inside. I use the jacket for hunting and for that purpose I do find it to be a bit "rustly" when I move. I have no complaints other than that and the fact that it never seems to rain when I wear it !
Pros: Not ultra expensive, Non sweaty, Lightweight
Cons: A bit
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Bill Thayne in Livingston ....Scotland

Stay dry
I am a scaffolder so always out in the rain, bought this jacket to try out as tried lots before hand and all turned out rubbish. First time worn in heavy rain all day was completly dry, rain ran off me like water off a ducks back thought finally a jacket that works, but the second time worn in heavy rain all day i got wet!!! Do i have to treat jacket after every use??
Pros: none
Cons: none
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Follow-up by Meanandgreen: Sorry to hear that Gary, there should be no need to treat the jacket at all. It's breathable too so any sweat vapour should have escaped. Is it possible the collar wasn't fastened fully or the zips partially undone? We've not had any other reports like yours about this product and indeed we use these jackets ourselves and have experienced no problems.
Reviewed by Gary in Bristol england

Does exactly what it says on the lid!
After much wandering on the internet, I stumbled across a video review on YouTube of this exact waterproof jacket. Exactly what I wanted for a wild camping expedition in "sunny" Scotland. I can promise you that this is as waterproof as any of the top end gear, and for the weight is priceless -
Pros: Well designed zips for inners, Windproof, Large pockets, Lightweight, Waterproof
Cons: Mystery velcro on hood!
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Flashjunky in Cheshire

Good waterproof jacket thats actually waterproof unlike others , nice quality material. keeps wind out too. use every day. bought this as fed up of getting soaked at outdoor events all summer, wish i'd got it earlier
Pros: Light, Waterproof, Windproof
Cons: none
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Curly in Birmingham

The Best Classic Style Waterproof
Hipsters spend a fortune on jackets about as stylish and half as good from places like Oi Polloi. I searched for ages to find something like this. It's as effective as, say, a North Face but reasonably priced and with a simple classic design. It has what you need and nothing more: the right number of pockets, fasteners and adjusters. The green logo-free traditional-cut jacket is waterproof, breathable, lightweight, packs up easily. It can still feel a little sticky on a rainy summer day, just as Gore-Tex is imperfect in this regard too. A small feels large but then not as large as a small Alpha M-65 feels. That's two nit-picks. It's perfect over a Snugpak Softie in the cold. It's overall the best jacket of its kind you'll find.
Pros: Packs away easily, Breathable, Lightweight, Waterproof, Simple classic design
Cons: About as breathable as Gore-Tex
Sizing: Feels large
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Rayson in Bristol

Excellent value for money
I bought the jacket and trouser suit.It is totally waterproof, and has been exposed to continuous heavy Scottish rain, the hood is substantial, and well sized (you can wear a bene hat under it. The jacket is roomy, as are the bottoms, although they are difficult to get on over boots. I often wear a snugpak jacket underneath as an insulating layer and this is comfortable. I'm a 42-44 inch chest and find the large jacket perfect, a 34inch waist with 30 inch inside leg and the medium sized over trouser are great apart from getting them on and off over boots. I have had them a year now and they are pretty manky cos I am afraid to wash them incase I affect the waterproofing, and now the right sleeve of the jacket has sustained a 1 inch tear as a result of some rough play with my German Shepherd Dog. A great jacket, and over trouser suit worth the money.
Pros: Folds compactly, Comfortable, Light weight, Waterproof
Cons: none
Sizing: Feels large
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Dave in Fife

Doesn't Make you sweat
I bought this jacket as I go hiking a lot. When I started to get hot, I noticed I wasn't sweating as much as I normally do. It's a light jacket and very handy
Pros: Doesn't make you sweat as much
Cons: A small was still a bit big
Sizing: Feels large
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Max in London

Totally waterproof
I bought a black one of these for when I go hill walking in Scotland. It packs down quite well so I tend to start off the walk with it stowed away inside my rucksack. But, being Scotland, I usually end up needing it before too long! The jacket is quite comfortable to wear, doesn't make too much of an annoying rustle, and most importantly does keep you totally dry.
Pros: Hood folds away in collar, Packs down well, Good waterproof material
Cons: none
Sizing: Feels large
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by JollyRoger in Co.Durham, UK

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