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Ultra / Adventure racing
If it's raining I just get wet, but I've entered my first ultra and there's a compulsory kitlist that includes a waterproof jacket and trousers with taped seams. Any recommendations?
You can get a pair of cheap overtrousers - we have some for walking and they're less than £20 - it'd have to be ridiculously bad weather to want to wear them running though -I think it's more in case you get injured and need to keep warmer.
As to jackets - theres some lovely Gore Shakedry jackets that are highly breathable but expensive - and you wouldnt want to snag it or wear a backpack over it. Very light and flimsy.
Or something cheap and cheerful but it will be a bit boil in the bag. Waterproof and breathable is not easy.
Injured and cold should equal bivvy bag. Not waterproof trousers, seems excessive.
That'll probably be on the list too.
As this is compulsory kit then you do need to have them - but I'd just go with cheap as you say yourself - you normally just get wet when running.
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