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Breathable Waterproof jacket - fast paced hiking/humid environment


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Hi Guys,

I’d welcome some advice!

I live in the South of Portugal where I try to stay pretty fit including a lot of fast-paced hiking. 

It’s been an extremely bad winter for rain & likely to extend like this into the new year & I’m looking for a jacket that is very waterproof, breathable & lightweight that performs in heavy rain & quite humid conditions. 

So far, a lot of the jackets that I have had are full of condensation within minutes, soaking the wicking layers, so breathability/ventilation is absolutely key.

I like the look of the ARC'TERYX - Zeta SL but it’s lack of pit zips concerns me for steaming up. Does anyone have any recommendations? Note: it’s a pretty mild climate here even in mid-winter so heat retention is really not important.

Budget €200-€300.

Appreciate your thoughts!



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