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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.

Marco
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.
http://www.probikekit.comK-Man
Apr 24, 2003 10:35 AM
Try here, pickings are slim, but deals are good.

KMan

http://www.probikekit.com/us/index.php?cat=Clothing%20%28Team%29&PHPSESSID=3363ef077ff8ff761874676855947820
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.
http://www.performancebike.com/shop/Profile.html?SKU=15767&Store=24
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.

http://www.lickbike.com/i3139150.htm