Inov8 WINDSHELL WINDPROOF JACKET MEN'S

Discussion in 'Clothing & Footwear' started by Lamont-Cranston, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. Lamont-Cranston

    Lamont-Cranston Ultralighter

    Wondering if anyone has tried this or the previous iteration?
    https://www.inov-8.com/windshell-windproof-jacket-mens
    could only find a couple of reviews of the former version.
    Is it a pale imitation of the Berghaus Hyper variants I wonder?
    "Vented zones under arms and on back allows sweat to escape while at the same time rain is kept out thanks to jacket's durable water resistant fabric"-looking at the pic seems something going on.
    Furphy or likely 'trueish'.
    Love their runners!
  2. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    I’ve got the ATC windshell, not sure if it’s the same one? only used it a couple of times though so far, I’m still trying to kill off my old Litespeed.

    It’s a bit of a snug fit under the arms but the quantum works well for me, I think I paid £35 from sportsshoes
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  3. Lamont-Cranston

    Lamont-Cranston Ultralighter

    I believe yours is the previous version. This seems an 'improved' version.
  4. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Not sure if they’re just new colours?
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  5. Lamont-Cranston

    Lamont-Cranston Ultralighter

    I think you're right-just new colours and updated hood maybe?
  6. Baldy

    Baldy Thru Hiker

    Agree about the snug fit. I sent an xl back to sportshoes as too small.
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  7. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    I've got one, seen in the Norway pics. To. Echo others.. Arms are a funny fit, but I've got used to them now.
    Wets out slow... Then when it does... It's very wet.
    The different panel material, works well for venting. Hood is half decent. Thumb cuffs are 1st to wet through... To the point that I'm tempted to cut the cuffs off my Norrona alpha 60. They absorb more water than the rest of the jacket and take too long to dry. Active or not.
    The inov-8 does well at keeping a hard wind at bay, dries very quick.
    I've the full zip version. I'll be adding a chest press popper strap at some point.
    [​IMG]Inov8 windshell FZ by Bearded Bimbler, on Flickr
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  8. Lamont-Cranston

    Lamont-Cranston Ultralighter

    I saw your early pic with it on. Wondered if you might check in :thumbsup:
    You reckon you can really notice a difference in those more breathable panels? That's interesting. Does the air pass thru' more easily there?
    What temps are you using it in over there and what have you layered over if I might ask? Chest popper strap- what's that?
    Ta.
  9. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    @Lamont-Cranston
    It's too early to say yet, the tempretures I've worn it with have been quite mild, and it's only of its blowing a hoolie that I've worn it.
    Thanks to the pulse or an alpha, I rarely need it at the moment unless I'm. Static.

    I've worn it a fair few days under a brolly or a plastic poncho and have managed.
    The panels defiantly breathe well, and I've not experienced a noticeable cut of a sharp wind...so far.
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  10. Lamont-Cranston

    Lamont-Cranston Ultralighter

    Thanks, that is good to know.:thumbsup:
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