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Cold Weather Clothing(7 posts)

Cold Weather ClothingJetSpeed
Sep 21, 2003 4:28 PM
Can someone suggest to me a GOOD cold weather jacket/windbreaker? I hate to just blindly order
on-line. Also, a good website to find one?

Thanks!!
for training, commuting, or what?Spoiler
Sep 21, 2003 5:52 PM
Are you looking fore a jacket you can wear just for riding?
The this page
http://www.bicyclinghub.com/winsal.html
has some of the nicest windproof jackets available. I bought a team jacket similar to the Spanish National jacket and it's great. The problem is that it's a little flashy to wear off the bike.
Assos Gator Jacket...better than good..2melow
Sep 21, 2003 5:56 PM
http://www.coloradocyclist.com/common/products/viewfullimage_v2.cfm?CGRFNBR=407&File=/images/products/full/assxych02.jpg&Description=ASSOS%20Gator%20Jacket
I have one too...it's a serious piece of equipment.Gregory Taylor
Sep 21, 2003 6:05 PM
It was given to me as a gift, and it really a beautiful garment. I have the black one - hides dirt, grease, etc. better. It is also the warmest bike jacket out there, good for temps in the teens. It is a LOT of money, but then it is a LOT of jacket.
I use a PI Barrier jacket...biknben
Sep 22, 2003 5:15 AM
I used it for commuting through a bad winter last year. For me it was too warm when above freezing. I rode in the single digits with it and at least that part of my body was warm.

The retail for around $150 but can had for $100 or maybe less.
Ditto on the Assos stuff.eyebob
Sep 22, 2003 7:32 AM
Legendary warmth that's worth the price. I personally layer up a lot so I get away with lighter weight stuff, but every time i go out and It's cold, I never regret this jacket.

BT
re: Cold Weather ClothingMShaw
Sep 22, 2003 9:47 AM
How cold do you wanna go? For most of my riding I found a vest is perfect. Not hot enough that I start sweating (and get cold) but blocks the wind from your torso to keep you warm.

I have several different weights of arm warmers for different temp ranges. I have lycra, mid-weight fleeced, and heavier-weight fleeced for the really cold days.

Mike