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Can anyone recomend a winter jacket?(7 posts)

Can anyone recomend a winter jacket?alansutton
Apr 24, 2003 10:22 AM
It's time to replace my winter wear. Since winter stuff is on sale, what's a good jacket for rain/cold? I've spent good money on GoreTex gear and I think it's just a waste of money. Thanks.
re: Can anyone recomend a winter jacket?M_Lou
Apr 24, 2003 10:33 AM
I have used the Pearl Izumi Kodiak Barrier Jacket to get me through this past New England winter. I have also used a Castelli fleece lined jacket (can't remember the model/name) Both have been effective in cold conditions, although the Pearl Izumi has been marginally warmer. The Pearl Izumi is cut roomier than the Castelli which could be a factor if you are going to be wearing layers.

Hope this helps.

PI Barrier Jacket...biknben
Apr 24, 2003 11:01 AM
The Barrier Jacket also got me through this past winter. It was too warm for anything above freezing for me. I rode in single digit temps and the jacket was fine. In single digits, I was wearing a base tank and long sleeve jersey under the jacket.

It was also very water repelant. I got cought in some light rain and it just beaded on the material. I doubt it is "Waterproof" but if it's cold enough for this jacket, it's more likely snowing than raining.

Performance and Colorado cyclist are both offering this jacket for $99. $50 off the regular price.
Apr 24, 2003 10:35 AM
Try here, pickings are slim, but deals are good.

I second the recommendation ofHorace Greeley
Apr 24, 2003 10:42 AM
probikekit if you can find something in your size. I'm not a big Euro kit fan, but also did not want to spend big money for a jacket. I picked up a jacket very cheap from probikekit. It's mad by Biemme, and has kept me very comfortable and dry in the range of 32-42 degrees with just a thin base layer underneath.
This is a good one -- not the latest version, but I think itbill
Apr 24, 2003 12:17 PM
is great (Cannondale Thermal Jacket, for the home audience.) I'm not sure I much used it too much below about 20, but at that temp I wore a sleeveless base, a sleeved base, nice tights (that come up pretty high in the back and belly), and the whole deal was pretty cozy. It also breathed well, without getting cold.
The difference between this version and the later version is that the newer version has armpit zips and a zipped rear pocket (I happen to like the three pockets this one has, like a jersey). I'm not sure of any other differences.
I've been happy with the Burleygtx
Apr 24, 2003 12:52 PM
It'll keep you dry and block wind. Layer however you want underneath.