I'm sure that jacket will keep you warm and dry. Until you sweat and make yourself wet from the inside. My jacket cost me around £15. Barely use it. Simple base layer(aldi £10) under any usual top and a pair of gloves keeps me warm enough in all but the very worst.Really love this Odlo top but £150
Not as bad a cyclists though. Amazes me how much those guys spend on kit. On my cycle commute to work I regularly pass guys who are sat on thousands of pounds of carbon fibre. Some of their helmets cost more than my 35 year old bike.More Mile do decent enough running jackets for as little as £10 in sales. As Adibear said, you sharp get wet from the inside anyway. Makes me laugh these days, some people have to have all the gear to go for a run, trainers, calf socks/tights, base layer, waterproof, gps watch, running hat and gloves, camelback etc etc
Last time I wore a jacket for running, the sweat pooled in the elbows, and it ran in a stream down my forearms. Horrible and really unfomfortable. I've never worn it again.I'm sure that jacket will keep you warm and dry. Until you sweat and make yourself wet from the inside.
Proof that Mileta has a crappy marketing department you mean.Mileta used to make running jackets for Nike. The jackets were silver grey with blue upper across the upper half. They also made their own Mileta jackets from the same material but with the colours reversed
blue base with silver grey upper. I knew the MD well and he said the Nike jackets outsold Mileta by about 5 to 1 in his factory shop event though the Mileta one was priced at less than 2/3 the price of the Nike one. Proof there are a lot of label snobs out there
Then yeah, if they're side by side for easy comparison, and are identical in style, quality and function then I agree with you 100%.Not really - the jackets were side by side in the shop - it meant some idiots were quite prepared to pay a premium price for a 'label'
Guilty as charged!Not as bad a cyclists though. Amazes me how much those guys spend on kit. On my cycle commute to work I regularly pass guys who are sat on thousands of pounds of carbon fibre. Some of their helmets cost more than my 35 year old bike.
+1 :tup:I like, prefer even, to buy brand names. There's a noticeable difference in quality of material and in performance - especially when it comes to outdoor activities. They wick better, they dry quicker, they smell less, they keep their shape for longer, wash easier etc etc etc. The list of why an Adidas compression shirt costing twice as much as an Aldi/Hofer one is long, very long.
Call me a poser if you want but when I buy, I want value for my money and that's not something that I find very often in budget shops.
Totally agree with this - I think a lot of people who write off all running jackets as useless have never tried a really good one. I have a Gore Running Wear jacket made with Gore-tex Active fabric, and it works great in the rain. Allows sweat to wick and keeps you warm and dry.Lots of the time people post that waterproof jackets are pointless, they are for some types of runner but to some of us they are excellent. Cheap waterproof jackets however often don't breathe well and you end up like a boil in the bag kipper.