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Suggestions for rainwear(8 posts)

Suggestions for rainwearrockymtnrider
Feb 14, 2003 4:23 AM
Hi,
I am in the market for rainwear that will be suitable for cycling. I don't have a lot of experience and was hoping to get a few suggestions. I have done a little searching and I am sure that I want a waterproof breathable (Gore-tex, Event, etc) shell that I can wear most of the year. I could layer things under it in the winter if I need to stay warm. Please give me your recomendations on specific jackets and what features to look for in a jacket. It would be nice to wear it off the bike as well.

Thanks
Shawn
re: Suggestions for rainwearpina
Feb 14, 2003 6:12 AM
Some of the stuff i use: (1) gore-tex etxe-ondo rain jacket for cold and wet or just cold (2) assos rain jacket for wet and warm, needs to be something you can carry in your back jersey pocket (3) assos clear rain jacket for when i ride and it is raining before i leave (3) giordana rain jacket (yellow) for high visibility and slightly cold and wet weather. For what you are looking for i suggest a lighter gore-tex jacket that fits such that you can layer underneath it. Sometimes i wear jersey and vest and when the rain starts i pull a light rain jacket out of my vest pocket. I think you would like a gore-tex jacket that also has the pockets like a jersey. I have some heavy vests that i wear over my jerseys and i really like the fact that i have those pockets on them. It makes it easier to pull stuff out on the fly, and i don't have to reach under the vest to get to stuff. A good vest (with pockets) and a rain jacket will go a long way toward taking you thru the year.
Is a hood important?rockymtnrider
Feb 14, 2003 11:48 AM
Some jackets have hoods and some don't. Is a hood important?
Shawn
Is a hood important?gtscottie
Feb 14, 2003 12:35 PM
You will be wearing a helmet anyway and you can get rain gear for your helmet. A hood in my opinion is not needed.
I have a jacket made by "Magic"PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Feb 14, 2003 7:48 AM
Its an italian clothing company and is a neoprene outter layer with fleece inner and has to be the most comfortable jacket I've every worn... very warm and completely waterproof. You can only wear it to at most about 10 degrees celsius though.

Nick
PodiumBound.ca
re: Suggestions for rainwearabelson
Feb 14, 2003 9:51 AM
I don't know how good Gortex would be year round. The gore-tex Jackets that I have had were too hot unless it was really cold out. You may want to consider a lighter rain jacket for warmer days (above 60 or so)
I like my Burley alotPdxMark
Feb 14, 2003 10:13 AM
http://www.burley.com/products/raingear/default.aspx

Breathable up top, with front and rear vents. A great jacket made in Eugene, Oregon.
re: Suggestions for rainweargtscottie
Feb 14, 2003 10:36 AM
I like my Bernoulli from MEC it has lots of vents to open up and is warm in those cold rains that I have to ride in around the Banff area.

http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=13783&bmUID=1045247632460