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Old 11-25-13, 10:29 AM   #1
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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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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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