Gore-tex jacket, zip away hood, pit-zips?

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Gore-tex jacket, zip away hood, pit-zips?

Postby Johnnyboyjt » Fri 27 Dec, 2019 12:33 pm

Hi, looking to replace a decade old MD jacket. Absolute requirements as stated in the subject. Impossible to find! MD do the Cumulus,but it's paclite and I need 3 layer for Tassie. Macpac do one without pit-zips; Patagonia / Arcteryx , Mont don't so zip away hoods. Any help appreciated!
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Re: Gore-tex jacket, zip away hood, pit-zips?

Postby Joynz » Fri 27 Dec, 2019 11:47 pm

https://www.macpac.com.au/mens/jackets- ... 2&start=14

Not goretex, but 3 layer with rollaway hood and pit zips.
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Re: Gore-tex jacket, zip away hood, pit-zips?

Postby Lamont » Sat 28 Dec, 2019 7:24 am

Johnnyboyjt wrote:Hi, looking to replace a decade old MD jacket. Absolute requirements as stated in the subject. Impossible to find! MD do the Cumulus,but it's paclite and I need 3 layer for Tassie. Macpac do one without pit-zips; Patagonia / Arcteryx , Mont don't so zip away hoods. Any help appreciated!

What's a zip away hood?
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Re: Gore-tex jacket, zip away hood, pit-zips?

Postby Warin » Sat 28 Dec, 2019 1:10 pm

Lamont wrote:
Johnnyboyjt wrote:Hi, looking to replace a decade old MD jacket. Absolute requirements as stated in the subject. Impossible to find! MD do the Cumulus,but it's paclite and I need 3 layer for Tassie. Macpac do one without pit-zips; Patagonia / Arcteryx , Mont don't so zip away hoods. Any help appreciated!

What's a zip away hood?


A rain hood that attaches using an opening zipper to a rain jacket.

Should be easy enough to add pit zipps to a rain jacket that does not have them. 'Water proof zipps' are not really 'water proof' more 'water resistant'.
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Re: Gore-tex jacket, zip away hood, pit-zips?

Postby Johnnyboyjt » Sat 28 Dec, 2019 3:44 pm

My meaning of a zip-away hood is one that zips into its collar. I rarely use a hood, and when I'm biking, skiing etc - I don't like the hood flapping away gathering water and snow.
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Re: Gore-tex jacket, zip away hood, pit-zips?

Postby Johnnyboyjt » Sat 28 Dec, 2019 4:08 pm

Joynz wrote:https://www.macpac.com.au/mens/jackets-vests/rain-jackets/macpac-gauge-rain-jacket---mens/114710.html?cgid=mens-jackets_vests-rain_jackets#sz=12&start=14

Thanks - doesn't look like this is still available though?

Not goretex, but 3 layer with rollaway hood and pit zips.
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Re: Gore-tex jacket, zip away hood, pit-zips?

Postby Johnnyboyjt » Sat 28 Dec, 2019 4:20 pm

Warin wrote:
Lamont wrote:
Johnnyboyjt wrote:Hi, looking to replace a decade old MD jacket. Absolute requirements as stated in the subject. Impossible to find! MD do the Cumulus,but it's paclite and I need 3 layer for Tassie. Macpac do one without pit-zips; Patagonia / Arcteryx , Mont don't so zip away hoods. Any help appreciated!

What's a zip away hood?


A rain hood that attaches using an opening zipper to a rain jacket.

Should be easy enough to add pit zipps to a rain jacket that does not have them. 'Water proof zipps' are not really 'water proof' more 'water resistant'.


I have no idea how I'd go about adding pit zips - there are precious few repair shops these days specialising in outdoor gear. Mucking up pit-zips would make the jacket uncomfortable I think
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Re: Gore-tex jacket, zip away hood, pit-zips?

Postby Warin » Sat 28 Dec, 2019 7:18 pm

Someone has already done it before you. Some have even put it up on the web..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opCC2470QWQ
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Re: Gore-tex jacket, zip away hood, pit-zips?

Postby Johnnyboyjt » Sat 28 Dec, 2019 8:20 pm

Warin wrote:Someone has already done it before you. Some have even put it up on the web..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opCC2470QWQ


I want to buy one, not make one.
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Re: Gore-tex jacket, zip away hood, pit-zips?

Postby Nuts » Sun 29 Dec, 2019 12:17 pm

Find one? Rare beast i'd expect pit zips a feature more of high tech, roll hood of casual jackets?

If not- it would be much easier to add a tab to hold the rolled hood of a jacket with pit zips. I've done similar with a piece of light webbing and a simple/ single snap lock (one tiny hole that can be sealed before snapping)
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Re: Gore-tex jacket, zip away hood, pit-zips?

Postby Moondog55 » Sun 29 Dec, 2019 2:08 pm

It's actually a fairly common feature of ski jackets but in my limited experience ski jackets make bad bushwalking raincoats. That said if you don't mind the American UCP there are plenty of surplus L6 jackets on e-Bay, the US army L6 raincoat has all those features and the latest Gen 3 versions are reasonably light compared to the Gen1 issue; some are Gore Paklite even
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Re: Gore-tex jacket, zip away hood, pit-zips?

Postby Johnnyboyjt » Mon 30 Dec, 2019 9:56 am

Nuts wrote:Find one? Rare beast i'd expect pit zips a feature more of high tech, roll hood of casual jackets?

If not- it would be much easier to add a tab to hold the rolled hood of a jacket with pit zips. I've done similar with a piece of light webbing and a simple/ single snap lock (one tiny hole that can be sealed before snapping)


I think you are right. Any chance of a photo of what you have done before? I like the idea but not 100% sure of what you mean by a snap lock and the tiny hole set up! Thanks
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Re: Gore-tex jacket, zip away hood, pit-zips?

Postby Johnnyboyjt » Mon 30 Dec, 2019 10:22 am

Joynz wrote:https://www.macpac.com.au/mens/jackets-vests/rain-jackets/macpac-gauge-rain-jacket---mens/114710.html?cgid=mens-jackets_vests-rain_jackets#sz=12&start=14

Not goretex, but 3 layer with rollaway hood and pit zips.


unfortunately I don't think this is available any more
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Re: Gore-tex jacket, zip away hood, pit-zips?

Postby Nuts » Tue 31 Dec, 2019 2:10 pm

Those Jackets look like a bargain moondog.

I should have said 'Snap', rather than 'snap lock' (which would work as well if you wanted to sew a strap on).

The metal ones use a punch which may be the cheapest option: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/40pcs-Snap- ... 2749.l2649

So.. punch a snap (eg the male side) through, around the label somewhere/ inside below the collar and trap a strap of some sort with the snap. Put some sealant on the snap before closing it down Then put the alternate snap (eg. female side) on the end of the strap making the strap an appropriate length to hold the rolled up collar.

I've used 'similar' to pull a hood back further rather than a rolled up hood. I'll grab a pic if you are still (or more) confused?
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Re: Gore-tex jacket, zip away hood, pit-zips?

Postby Johnnyboyjt » Wed 01 Jan, 2020 12:58 pm

Nuts wrote:Those Jackets look like a bargain moondog.

I should have said 'Snap', rather than 'snap lock' (which would work as well if you wanted to sew a strap on).

The metal ones use a punch which may be the cheapest option: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/40pcs-Snap- ... 2749.l2649

So.. punch a snap (eg the male side) through, around the label somewhere/ inside below the collar and trap a strap of some sort with the snap. Put some sealant on the snap before closing it down Then put the alternate snap (eg. female side) on the end of the strap making the strap an appropriate length to hold the rolled up collar.

I've used 'similar' to pull a hood back further rather than a rolled up hood. I'll grab a pic if you are still (or more) confused?


Thanks Nuts, I think I understand. It's a good idea. But if you do have any photos I'd love to see them!
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