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Need a winter jacket...suggestions please(7 posts)

Need a winter jacket...suggestions pleaseNorm
Nov 1, 2001 10:16 AM
I'm looking for a cold weather jacket that I can use into the 30s....any suggestions?
Burley makes a nice one.MB1
Nov 1, 2001 10:30 AM
About $110 from Licktons Cyclery on line. It is very well vented-really important in the cold and very good in rain too.
yup (nm)gtx
Nov 1, 2001 1:47 PM
Army Surplus (nm)Rusty McNasty
Nov 1, 2001 10:34 AM
Peal Izumi Barrier Jacket.Bobo
Nov 1, 2001 11:42 AM
Nov 2, 2001 7:17 AM
Owned by Ned Overend (I believe) out of Durango CO. I got a jacket from them a few years ago and its pretty much all I wear in the winter despite have two others. Its got panels on the front, but none on the arms or back. Has a high color and large pockets in back. The arms are thicker material that fit snugly, but will accomodate a long sleeve jersey underneath.

Personally, I get over-heated in a wind breaker type jacket. Especially my arms. I've got an expensive Pearl Izumi Gore-Tex type jacket, but I rarely wear it because its just too hot even with the pit zips unzipped. Another option you might want to consider is a vest over a thick jersey.

The key to cold weather riding is to keep your head warm. Get a balaclava. Sometimes I wear a cycling cap over the balaclava to keepp my head warm.
My way is...coonass
Nov 3, 2001 6:28 AM
to layer with arm warmers, CRAFT thermal shortsleeve undershirt, lightweight long sleeve jersey then if needed, I put on another jersey and the PI nylon vest w/mesh back. (ALL items HAVE to breathe). ASSOS arm warmers are rated to 25°F. (The ASSOS Gator jacket is supposed to be very functional, but pricey....but what else is new in cycling? :)