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Windproof [if there is a such thing] jerseys(11 posts)

Windproof [if there is a such thing] jerseysGall
Mar 28, 2001 4:13 PM
Hello all...

I am looking for a long sleeve jersey that is windproof or semi windproof. i want one with the three handy dandy pocket in the rear.

my northface windbreaker jacket is nice but it doesnt have the handy dandy pockets and it flaps like hell in the wind. i want something that is semi tight but loose enough to put some layers under it....

hey its still a little cold here in PA!!!!

what do you all think i should look at?

re: Windproof [if there is a such thing] jerseysDT
Mar 28, 2001 7:15 PM
Here are a few...
Mar 28, 2001 11:56 PM
I have two Briko Duo jacket/jersies which have windstopper on the front of the body and also the fronts of the arms and tops of the shoulder area. The rest of the jersey is made of normal lycra and yes, they have three pockets in the back. They breathe well but keep the wind chill off your body.

Assos makes stuff with windstopper material but they're very expensive. I've haven't kept up with Castelli's offerings but they probably have something with windstopper. Pearl's Zephyr jacket is nice for warding off the windchill but I find it way too hot as it doesn't breathe that well. Another alternative maybe to just buy a nylon or windstopper gillet and use it with your ls jersey.

Not sure about Briko distribution in the US but you can order them from Parker International in the UK for about about $70, excluding shipping and customs. I've been able to buy them on sale for about £40 which includes 17.5% VAT.
Go For A Craft Undershirt --Greg Taylor
Mar 29, 2001 5:32 AM
I've got one with the windstopper panel up front. Not cheap, but you can use it under any jersey that you like. It doesn't cover your arms, but it keeps your core very warm.
re: Windproof [if there is a such thing] jerseysScottV
Mar 29, 2001 7:13 AM
Another option would be the armless shells with the vented backs. Sorry don't know what to call them. I have one. It's great for those early morning spring rides. When it warms up you just strip it off and stuff it in your back pocket. Mines made by Race Face.
re: Windproof [if there is a such thing] jerseysmuncher
Mar 29, 2001 8:02 AM
They are very good - they are on offer at - Specialized ones....
gore windstopperjunebride
Mar 29, 2001 8:26 AM
I don't own this, but i saw a sweet pearl vest that had a layer of windbloc fabric sandwiched between two soft fleecy/poly layers.

gore also makes a lightweight windbloc fabric - really nice, high-end stuff, and also very water repellent. marketed under the name "gore windstopper."
gore windstopperjp2
Mar 29, 2001 8:58 AM
doesn't do much to actually stop winf tho, more marketing than performance
Windproof Pearl VestScott B
Mar 29, 2001 3:32 PM
I have the PI vest that Junebride is talking about. The front is two layers of their "cloud 9" fabric sadnwiched around a windproof layer. The back is just the regular clound 9 material, designed, i think, to allow for better venting. It does work great, but there are no pockets in the rear. when I wear it over a regular jersey I still, obviously, have the jersey pockets for storage, but I can't reach into them while riding with the vest closed. So, if you're just lloking for windproof this is the ticket, but if you want to be able to grab your banana, or whatever, from the pocket while riding, then this doesn't quite fit the bill.
re: Windproof [if there is a such thing] jerseyscoonass
Mar 29, 2001 3:43 PM
I've found a jersey that serves me well: (a):L.L.Bean #KE35321 (Zip-T: $59.), or #KE35326 (Crewneck: $55.) but no rear pockets and available in 'Talls'. Breathable(tight-knit)nylon/polyester outer and brushed interior, and side panels of Spandex...has served me very well for rides in the low 30's....(that's my limit) they also offer (b): Zip-T of Goretex Windstopper Fleece, in an Athletic cut: $140 (I haven't tried this)....
Second the Pearlbianchi boy
Mar 30, 2001 5:27 AM
I recently got one of the Pearl vests and it is the best piece of cycling clothing I've gotten since a good pair of shorts. I wear it over my regular long-sleeve jersey and it's comfortable at temperatures between 50 and 65. Below 50, I wear a wind jacket. Above 65, and a jersey is warm enough for me.

If you're looking for a good price on a wind-proof team jersey, check out They have great prices on team jerseys, and the last time I looked had lots of long-sleeve and cold weather versions for less than usual prices. My sure you read their sizing guidelines as European jerseys run 2-3 sizes too small.