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Nevica jackets - any good

 Poster: A snowHead
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I know Nevica is owned by Sports Direct and that it's one of the cheaper brands of ski gear out there; but I was wondering if anyone has any recent experience of their clothes since they've been taken over by Sports Direct? There are older threads here about Nevica gear, but I wanted a more up to date assessment.

I ask because they have a Nevica Vail jacket on sale for £45; which I quite like the look of. I currently have a cheapo Dare2B Jacket which is doing me fine at the moment, but which doesn't have the zipped under arm vents or a lift pass pocket; both of which I quickly found out are handy to have.

I'm assuming that Nevica is a slight step up from Dare2B, albeit not a big one.

Lastly, I'm assuming that Mountain Warehouse brand is a step up again from Nevica. They also have one I like the look of.
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Awd
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Notwithstanding the quality of SD stuff just be aware if ordering on line of their returns policy. Last I looked, counterintuitively, you cant drop it back to one if the shops and you pay the postage (not unusual) but adds quite a bit to a cheap item if its wrong.
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The 20k D2B stuff is pretty good stuff. I'd opt for that over Nevica. Check the Portstewart place on eBay for clearance deals.
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@Awdbugga, it is not really true to say that SD took over Nevica, in the sense that the company existed with a manufacturing base. Paul Goldstein, the creator and owner of Nevica merely sold the brand to SD. In fact I picked up one of the jackets in a regular SD sale and bumped into Paul skiing in EK whilst wearing it and he was curious to have a look at what they were selling under the brand. In my view they are good value, perhaps on a par with Trespass, but i would not want to get caught in a storm.
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The top of range stuff is okay for general recreational use, and good value for money with the right features. I had (have) one of the Vail jackets and only stopped using it when I switched to a shell as I run hot.
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Dave of the Marmottes wrote:
The 20k D2B stuff is pretty good stuff. I'd opt for that over Nevica. Check the Portstewart place on eBay for clearance deals.

Dare2B have a nice 20k jacket on offer in their sale, with an additional 20% off at the moment, bringing it down to £56. Iíve seen it at their shop at the CF. Seems to be a well made jacket. Thatís another option I was contemplating.
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I ordered the 20k Dare2b Jacket in the end for £56. it was £180 when I first looked at it earlier in the year. Always pays to buy out of season and before they have just extra small and xxxlarge left. Toofy Grin
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@Awdbugga, Sensible move.
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Decathlon middle-upper ranges seems pretty good. Been in storms and was fine.

Canít say the same for my north face glove... Confused
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