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Old 09-14-12, 02:17 AM   #1
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Anyone know of a good 3XL men's vest for fall/winter bicycling?

I am preparing for fall & winter bicycling. I'm 4 months into my first year of bicycle commuting and am hooked and love it.

After reading some great posts on the Commuting and Winter Cycling forum areas, I think I want to try a light vest over a polyester longsleeve compression t-shirt as a layered approach. Windbreaker jacket over compression shirt when colder. My problem is that I can't find any vests in my size.

I'm looking for a 3XL vest. Something to keep the wind off my core but be breathable. Anybody have any suggestions?
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Old 09-14-12, 04:23 AM   #2
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Hey Springfield, I live in Bloomington — so I'm familiar with the weather!
Two recommendations.
Sierra Trading Post is usually a good bargain and they have a Columbia 3XL vest:
http://www.sierratradingpost.com/col...colorFamily=01

Another good source for 3XL sizes (jackets, but no vests right now) is one of the BF advertisers:
http://store.aerotechdesigns.com/bigandtajaan.html

Happy commuting in the Land of Lincoln,
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Old 09-14-12, 04:34 AM   #3
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I always find the nicest vests at Gordmans , when I buy new , or Goodwill for used
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Old 09-14-12, 01:10 PM   #4
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Hey Springfield, I live in Bloomington — so I'm familiar with the weather!
Two recommendations.
Sierra Trading Post is usually a good bargain and they have a Columbia 3XL vest:
http://www.sierratradingpost.com/col...colorFamily=01

Another good source for 3XL sizes (jackets, but no vests right now) is one of the BF advertisers:
http://store.aerotechdesigns.com/bigandtajaan.html

Happy commuting in the Land of Lincoln,
Thanks! Great to hear from fellow Illinoisians!

I looked over the ATD website last night hoping for a vest, but you are right, they don't have one currently offered. I have some bike shorts and jerseys from them that are excellent. Hopefully they will offer a vest at some point, so I can get one and use it for layering. I am thinking about getting one of their windbreakers in 3XL too, but was really hoping for a vest.

That Columbia vest might do the trick. Thanks for the link.

Also, thanks for the other post too. We have a Goodwill a mile from our house and keep our eyes out for stuff that will fit, but fitting someone my size is always the exception rather than the rule.

Thanks! If anybody else has other suggestions too, I am all 'ears'...
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Go here: http://www.bicycleclothing.com/index.html

I have heard great things about this company and plan to buy some stuff this year.
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JCPenneys carries a good range of clothing for the big men in sizes to 6X.

I buy all my clothing there finding the quality to be superior in every way and a great value for the dollar spent.

100% of my shopping at Pennys is done online so it's easy to buy from them.

http://www.jcpenney.com/dotcom/index.jsp
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