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Just about to buy a Jacket that fits Centurian and Lakeland spec and fancy the Nike Terra Kiger Jacket.
Is this suitable and is it any good?
Dunno i think they offer a few colours.
taped seams is the minimum for most events including the lakeland
cant see anything on the review that says taped seams so i would check that out before buying..
Very snazzy but I doubt that would pass muster having done L100 and 50 a few years back the checks were as thorough as any. No mention of taped seams or that it is even waterproof.
Check out stuff from OMM, Montane, inov8, other well known outdoor brands...
You needn't pay the earth, though there isn't as much last season stuff around the £50 mark these days as a few years ago I just found this which claims full waterproof - http://www.sportsshoes.com/product/ron1428/ronhill-trail-typhoon-running-smock-jacket/
Opinions vary as to what's the best jacket outside the really expensive stuff, but I've got an OMM kamleika smock from years ago that has passed every kit check I've ever done and more importantly when called into action keeps the rain off even on some pretty long days out in it. Remember its not just a 'tick in the box' for kit check. Chance are at Lakeland you might need it as they have more frequent bad weather in those parts than nearly anywhere - more rain, strong and cold winds. At Lakeland 100 one year when I was in full body waterproofs and thermal layers underneath as wind and rain combo made it very wet and cold).
Montane minimus works for us as well
Err as far as I can see it's not waterproof.... That's a slight hitch in a waterproof jacket
It does appear to be a fashion jacket rather than a running jacket.......but I might be wrong...
The jacket aside, the Terra Kiger shoe looks an ok 'mild' trail shoe (and snazzy to boot if that's important), guess it may get some attention from people moving attention over from the road. But I've never heard of it till now, which says something about their success in cracking market of established trail runners over here. Also, Adidas and a few other big players have had a popular budget off-road shoe out for years so Nike are playing catch-up on their biggest rivals. I suspect if you look at the composition of the foot cover of most uk and euro trail/ultra races the big boys may be a bit behind more trail-born brands.
Although that jacket may not be up to standard I have a pair of the Nike Zoom Wildhorse trail shoes and couldn`t reccomend them enough. I wouldnt use them in very muddy conditions but in the off-road marathon and 50k I did over the summer they were great. Am keeping my eye out for another couple of pairs as think they would suit my South Downs 50 attempt next April.
millsy - Ive been thinking about a 50 miler. So far marathon is my focus but I'm wondering to what extent the ultra training helps/hinders your marathon work. Is it a switch of focus for you or just adding a bit of variety?
So if I get translation right (or looked at right google results) terra kiger translates to something like "earth (wild-)horse". Just when I was thinking it was a silly name for a shoe and maybe somebody had spelt it wrong on pre-launch memo and should be 'kerra tiger'.....
....I'll get my coat
p.s. I'm with millsy on the ultra effect on marathon training.