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Has anyone had a problem with Proviz running jackets?

After over 10 years running in cheap jackets I decided to treat myself to a Proviz jacket for Christmas but have found it impossible to run in as it makes my arms really sweaty irrespective of whether I wear a long or short sleeved technical shirt. The jacket arms cling to my skin and I get really cold as soon as I stop running.

I've contacted Proviz and they’ve refused to give me a refund as I’ve removed the tags and worn the jacket (not sure how I was meant to know about the problem without wearing it?!) Has anyone else had problems? I'm trying to work out whether mine is somehow faulty or whether other people have had similar problems.

Bit annoyed as this is by far the most expensive jacket I’ve bought but it's proved the least suitable for purpose.
 

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Any running jacket that is highly waterproof will also retain your own moisture in anything but the easiest running. I'd suggest you get a showerproof jacket that will repel light showers only, or even get by with a windstopper jacket for some conditions, and save the highly waterproof one for real downpours. This is a perennial question and not a fault as such with the jacket, I would suggest.
 

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I have a OMM kamleika that I use and suffer from the same sort of issue but it isn't too bad. As has been said, some jackets are really bad, the more waterproof they are the less breathable they can be. You always end up soaking, sometimes from sweat and other times from the rain.

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For me the Inov8 Ultrashell provides a happy medium and isn`t cripplingly expensive either.

It`s " heavy " shower proof, rather than fully waterproof ( if that makes sense ) and allows your body to breath at the same time, plus it`s so light you actually forget that you`ve got it on.
 
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