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I have the jacket... its comfortable, keeps you dry and i thoroughly recommend it
Depends what style you like, really. Smocks feel more like shirts, jackets feel like coats.
I've got the jacket - I always prefer the full length zip so that you can get it on and off quickly. The extra weight isn't really an issue.
Very good to run in - I'll have it with me when I come to the L50, although I hope it'll stay in the pack rather than have to wear it! Unlikely!! Completely waterproof but very rather than extremely breathable. Stretches, and above all doesn't rustle.
I've also got the Cypher jacket but that does feel like a coat and only use it for walking. That one is extremely breathable. A very fine garment indeed.
I have the smock, absolutely love it, mega bit of kit, but I'd probably get the jacket if I had my time again as I think a full zip is better on balance (less faffing around)
Lots of Marmot Jackets available in Sports Pursuit website
The Inov-8 Raceshell smock looks good too. I know a couple of people with them. I went with a Montane Minimus when I saw them cheap. Not as rustle-free though.
I prefer the jacket style. Full zip (doesn't mess with the hair do (I know I'm vain). I wouldnt worry about any loss of waterproofing with the full length zip. The OMM stuff all seems to have this really cool zip design going on anyway that protects the zip opening. I got the OMM Kamleika Race Pants too, got a good deal from these chaps: http://www.aboveandbeyond.co.uk/OMM/list/f4. For me the OMM kit is like Ronseal, it does exactly what it says on the tin plus more in my experience.
Neither. I would totally avoid using OMM all together.
I purchased this jacket 3 weeks ago and the drawstring for the hood came loose from the inside stitching. As this was a cash purchase OMM have denied any help or support. This is the second OMM product that has been faulty (luckily I had a receipt for the first). I would look for alternative products for this kind of price I would expect top quality in terms of the garment and the customer service. OMM provide neither.
Going to put in a good word for smocks in general. I find them easier to deal with in poor conditions.