New "Commuting" jacket

Hi guys,

As above. I haven't properly commuted for over ten years but start a new job tomorrow and I'm in the market... the last coat, which I still have and use regularly was a North Face, but I need a refresh D

Waterproof, windproof, comfort are my main requirements.

What's about?


  • rdrrdr Forumite
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    How far are you commuting? Cycling or office clothes? style of bike and Riding?
  • EmmiaEmmia Forumite
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    I'd be looking at North Face again, Didrickson (my current waterproof cosy winter jacket is a Didrickson) or perhaps Jack Wolfskin - are you walking or cycling as part of your commute? 
  • Nebulous2Nebulous2 Forumite
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    I’m assuming you are cycling and aren’t fully kitted out in Lycra. I have a short commute that I do in my work clothes and wear a very old Altura jacket which is still wind proof / waterproof. I like their night vision range with the reflective detailing. 

    I think you could do a lot worse than that. 

  • edited 22 December 2020 at 12:59AM
    KeithPKeithP Forumite
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    edited 22 December 2020 at 12:59AM
    This is the Public Transport and Cycling board.

    It would be good if the OP gave us some clue to whatever mode of transport they are proposing to use.

    Train, bus, bike or something else.
  • Apologies! Right, I'm walking approximately 5k steps (whatever that is in m/km) either way and well as a little bit of walking between buildings during the day.

  • You can’t go wrong with Altura and Endura. Both are exceptional brands, not cheap but you get what you pay for 
  • You can’t go wrong with Altura and Endura. Both are exceptional brands, not cheap but you get what you pay for 
    I know they do MTB jackets which aren't the same fit as road gear but not really the best for someone walking to work

  • Archie_DukeArchie_Duke Forumite
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    I’d be going for Jack Wolfskin if I was buying again. Last one I bought is the best weatherproof coat I’ve ever worn, has a zip-in fleece liner that’s good enough to wear as a separate item. Adjustment cords and tensioners all over it, absolutely brilliant.
  • edited 23 February 2021 at 11:31AM
    Indigo_and_VioletIndigo_and_Violet Forumite
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    edited 23 February 2021 at 11:31AM
    If it's for walking commute, I really like the Uniqlo Blocktech range. Soft-shell material, withstands the elements but is not obviously 'active wear', smart enough for meetings and comes in a nice range of colours. Lacks pit zips so not ideal for more vigorous riding/running/hiking but great for everyday mobility. 
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