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I had a look at the Volt but do not know anything about it in practice. It does have pit zips which will help ventilation.
You could try it and see how it feels when not raining and if too sweaty then consider a windproof.
I'd try several on for size and see what you like - also consider if you want a hood or not and whether you want some rain resistance as well or not.
Personally I like Paramo Fueras as they are hardwearing and will take a reasonable shower if you proof them. Also like Montane Featherlites for their packability but no hood and not as much water resistance if you decide to proof it.
Many more available though hence why I suggest trying for fit.
I am abit of a newbie, so please have abit of patience with me, but I'm wondering why you'd need a windshirt when you've just bought a Rab Volt...its a hardshell and made with pertex shield, so I though it would be enough without a wind shirt aswell? If you wer to get abit chilly, maybes a mircofleece underneith or a thicker base layer?
As guy said in the post above, the Montane litespeed is a classic, the Rab nimbus is decent and has a stow away hood.
I'm after a windshirt myself at the mo and i'm pritty sold on the Buffalo windshirt...as soon as payday comes...
Hope you find what your after mate.
its a hardshell and made with pertex shield, so I though it would be enough without a wind shirt aswell?
The thing is the hard shell will be a bit clammy when it's not raining, but if it's not raining and blowing a hoolie then a windshirt is just the thing. So it's not as well as the Volt, but when the Volt isn't needed.
I've worn the Volt in some atrocious rain and wind and so far its kept me dry. I did use the Grangers wash and proofer all in one for both my Rab Bergen Overtrousers and Volt jacket.
I wear a Rab Boreas pull on if it's a bit cold and this combination suits me fine. If it's colder I opt for the Vapour rise pull-on, with a thin base layer underneath.
I was walking in Dovedale today during some very windy weather and the Boreas and a base layer kept the wind off, especially with the hood up. Well done Rab.
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