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    FILA 'bonded' jacket for light rain?

    Today woot.com has FILA 'bonded' jackets for what seems a pretty good price.

    They say they have "Water and wind repellant bonded fabric". Here in San Diego, I get not many wet commuting days, and most of them are light 'spitting' rather than a true downpour, so I'm wondering whether this would work well?

    Anybody know about these jackets, what is 'bonded' (is water repellant based on the weave, or a chemical that will wear off?), would they fit badly on drop bars?

    CAVEAT: I fully understand this jacket is not waterPROOF; I am not looking for a true waterproof jacket, I am interested in this because it is cheap and it might boost my San diego stay-dry commuting percentage from 97% to 99%.

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    "Bonded" usually means a nylon windbreaker outer layer that is glued to a fleece inner layer. I have no experience with this jacket, but most general purpose jackets fit poorly when biking on drop bars.

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    How cold does it get there? Cause that looks like it wouldn't be too breathable. I could see that jacket in the low 30's,but anything warmer and I think you'd just sweat in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dynaryder View Post
    How cold does it get there? Cause that looks like it wouldn't be too breathable. I could see that jacket in the low 30's,but anything warmer and I think you'd just sweat in it.
    San Diego can once in a while get into the 30s around dawn, but only on the most crystal-clear nights. When it rains in the 'winter' it's probably more like 50.

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    YMMV,but I think that's gonna be too warm for you.

    If you just need to hold off light rain,there's a bunch of packable jackets made by all the cycle gear companies. Prolly get one cheap from REI,Performance,Nashbar,etc this Black Friday.

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