Women’s windshirt recommendations

Discussion in 'Clothing & Footwear' started by Shewie, Feb 18, 2019.

  1. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    After a blustery few days in the Lakes I’d like to get SWMBO a windshirt for her upcoming birthday, any recommendations?

    Hood and full length zip a must
  2. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    NOT Paramo Fuera (-unless they have done a total re-design :cautious:)
    - heavy, wide boxy shape, zips on pockets are "wrong way up" so every thing falls out when opening :rolleyes:, and mine wetted out immediately/no rain resistance at all.
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2019
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  3. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    Having bought Mrs JKM a Montane one for Xmas, I can say that Montane sizing is either unthathomable or they are appallingly cut. I sent it back to sportshoes 3-4 times.
    Usually she is a small/medium or 10/12 but ended up in the largest size they did. XXL or uk18 or something silly.
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  4. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    I made the schoolboy error of letting her pick her own in a shop that stocks Arcteryx.

    From that point on.. Arcteryx was the benchmark.

    Not tight or owt but she has a better hard-shell than me.

    Tread carefully ;)
  5. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    Have found Sportshoes to be crap on all footwear bought from them, no matter which brand.
    Wifes a five in shoes and trainer but has to wear a 7 for any shoe from them :thumbsdown:...
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  6. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    @Shewie, only you know Mrs’ Shewies colour choices.
    Mrs’ ferret thought the colour choice from Montane etc were a bit err lacking. ( choose peppermint, pink or purple)
    Fair play! :)

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  7. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    I was just looking at the Patagucci offerings at ULOG and they have a Houdini in that Timmy Mallet print as it happens
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  8. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    And other nice Houdini colours on the Patagonia EU site.
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  9. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    She quite likes the teal with the orange zip so far
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  10. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Missus has a Rab wind jacket... Well. We had one each but I sold. Mine on.. Boreal? Light, breathable, hood and with prestud thingy accros the top of the chest so you can wear it with the zip down as a vent wiaht havin shoulders blown back like Saturday neet fever or the Fonz on a roll lol
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  11. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Rab Women's Vital Windshell Hoody
    Is the one I meant... Doh

  12. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    If your not worried about the last 20g I can recommend the decathlon £16 one. Size up, my do is 120g with good and zipped pockets. Good HH.
  13. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Gone for the Rab Vital instead of the Houdini, the fit looks a bit odd on the pictures though so we'll see what it's like when it arrives.
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  14. Gneiss Boots

    Gneiss Boots Summit Camper

    I was going through the same process for me on Saturday. The Rab Vital looked good (and before I then went for a Mtn Equipment one as I prefer smocks) due to price and pockets but I was concerned about its breathability. This came from reviews here https://www.outdoorgearlab.com/topics/clothing-mens/best-wind-breaker-jacket

    I'd be interested to know what you think once it arrives.
  15. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Hardly a good review when they used the vital for uphill bike climbs. Bike specific wind shirts have vented backs etc for just that reason.
    I had one and the wife still has one
  16. island

    island Summit Camper

    Massdrop Veil Wind Shell ($60) ?
    I'm trying to find a light/cheap wind jacket atm.
  17. island

    island Summit Camper

    Had a look at the Decathlon site - @Enzo - there are quite a few wind jackets, which one specifically did you mean? There is a women's FH500 Helium (ref: 8552999) <- that one?

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