Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 26 to 50 of 50
  1. #26
    Time for a change. stapfam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
    My Bikes
    Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
    Posts
    19,915
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Started buying top coats when I realised that my usual wind/shower proofs don't work on the bike.

    Foul and wet and I have 3. The Goretex is completely waterproof but i have the 3 layer version that is heavy and does not fold down. A Berghaus waterand wind proof jacket that is lighter and just as waterproof. Then there is my "Polar" smock. Folds into a waist pouch- quite warm but 20 years old. The lining is flaking away so is waterproof in only a few places but a joy to wear.

    Shower proofs and they are only shower and wind proof. Have 2 cycling specific ones but rarely use them now as they have been improved on with better materials in lighter jackets that fold up easier.

    Lightweight waterproof jackets have replaced the showerproofs and they are yellow-looser fit and fold up. Best of these is a Karimor Hiking top coat that has pit and back vents and can be dry or warm--But not both together. Close the vents and I sweat up.

    And then the total Wind proofs made of Pertex. Very lightweight- completely windproof and breathes 95% of moisture away. Have 3 of these and are the jacket to start a ride on a cool morning or put in a pocket for when it cools down. Only problem with it is that it is not in any way waterproof.
    How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


    Spike Milligan

  2. #27
    Senior Member Steve Sawyer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Livonia, MI (suburban Detroit)
    My Bikes
    2013 Specialized Seceur Elite
    Posts
    505
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    the bold assertion that one can have a massive intellect or massive legs but not both


    Oh - you meant great as in STRONG - man, I'm in trouble then...

  3. #28
    Senior Member h2oxtc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Okanagan, BC
    My Bikes
    Cannondale; Jamis, Kona, Rocky Mntn
    Posts
    713
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It would be interesting to be able to ride / try several different jackets without having to buy them. I have the Gore Phantom jacket and love it - but then I'm a fair weather cyclist. If it's guaranteed to rain, I'm guaranteed to stay home.

  4. #29
    Senior Member Road Fan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Ann Arbor, MI
    My Bikes
    Terraferma 650b, Mondonico SL and ELOS, Masi Gran Criterium, Trek 610, Breezer Liberty, Georgena Terry Classic
    Posts
    11,200
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Sawyer View Post


    Oh - you meant great as in STRONG - man, I'm in trouble then...
    The IQ thread has a lot of people who are just too brilliant to have done well in school or succeeded wildly in professional careers --- logically, its likely that our legs all suck!

  5. #30
    Senior Member Road Fan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Ann Arbor, MI
    My Bikes
    Terraferma 650b, Mondonico SL and ELOS, Masi Gran Criterium, Trek 610, Breezer Liberty, Georgena Terry Classic
    Posts
    11,200
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ok, heading out to REI to see if I can get a Showers Pass Elite with my 20% discount!

    I have a Gill jacket that is nicely windproof and waterproof, has velcro cuffs and pit zips, but the fabric is not permeable and hence the body does not vent well. It has most of the rest, and good pockets - three front and one big integral fanny pack-like one in the back. Not a good tail.

    Thank you, Imelda!
    Last edited by Road Fan; 04-06-13 at 04:17 PM.

  6. #31
    Senior Member TromboneAl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Far, Far Northern California
    My Bikes
    1997 Specialized M2Pro
    Posts
    2,867
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I bought this jacket in 1992:

    CCRide 017.jpg CCRide 015.jpg

    It's a Novara from REI, and it will not die. It was orange when I bought it, but has changed to pink. Amazing quality. The zipper was jammed the other day and I thought I'd finally be able to buy a new jacket (in screaming yellow), but no such luck -- it fixed itself.

    The side zippered pockets have become indispensable, because the jersey pockets are accessible when the jacket is on, and I like to securely zipper important things in there.

    The jersey is also a Novara from REI, bought in the same year. It's as good as new.

    Is Novara stuff still super high quality?

    My only other jacket, is a Performance Bike version of this:



    which I wore yesterday, and was impressed once again. It doesn't breath, but vents all along the bottom of the sleeve cut down on condensation. It has ripped, though, and my packing tape repairs didn't hold, so I'll either bribe the wife to sew on some new velcro, or buy a new one.
    Last edited by TromboneAl; 04-06-13 at 08:23 PM.
    My Book: Drive, Ride, Repeat: The Mostly-True Account of a Cross-Country Car and Bicycle Adventure

  7. #32
    Seat Sniffer Biker395's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    SoCal
    My Bikes
    2008 Scott CR1 Pro; 2006 Schwinn Fastback Pro and 2001 Fasback Comp; 2003 Univega Alpina 700; 2000 Schwinn Super Sport
    Posts
    2,649
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The jacket maven has another cycling jacket review.

    I've been intrigued with the Showers Pass ProTech ST for a while. Since I could think of little else I wanted for Xmas, my family obliged.



    Interesting jacket. It's clear, and the material is gossamer thin. I used it last Saturday in some breezy chilly weather, and people immediately started referring to it as the "shower curtain."

    It's light and easily packable in a rear jersey pocket or a seat bag. It includes mesh lined rear pocket, and the jacket can be turned inside out and stuffed into that pocket, thus protecting it somewhat when shoving it into your seat bag.

    The material is supposedly the least breathable of Showers Pass' jackets, but I found it very comfortable, and didn't feel damp in it, despite the fact that we were climbing. Maybe it was colder than I thought. lol

    The cuffs are velcroed. That is a really nice feature, as open cuffs can really ventilate a jacket if you need it.

    The front zipper is a two way zipper. Also really nice, as unzipping from the bottom allows more air flow through the jacket when you need it. Unlike the Showers Pass Elite and Double Century, the zipper is not waterproof. That means that it is probably less desirable as a rain jacket, but on the other hand, the zipper is much easier to operate with one hand. IMHO, that's huge, as you can quickly and easily move it to modulate air flow as desired without stopping or slowing down.

    Also, unlike the Elite and Double Century, there are no pit zips. I usually really like pit zips, but in a jacket as light as this one, I think leaving them out was a good decision. They would have added to the bulk, and I frankly found that they weren't necessary.

    I really liked it. It was windproof enough to be warm on the descent from Crystal Lake, and versatile and breathable enough to be comfortable without being damp while climbing to the top. I haven't had a chance to use it in the rain yet, but I think this will be the go-to jacket for shorter rides where a chance of fog, rain, or drizzle is in the offing.
    Proud parent of a happy inner child ...
    www.photo395.com

  8. #33
    USMC Veteran qcpmsame's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Pensacola, Florida
    Posts
    7,195
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nice jacket, Vic, it looks like it would be a good one for my area, too. I received a similar jacket for Christmas of 2012 it is a Pearl Izumi, PRO Lite model that looks exactly like yours, the same sheer appearance and light weight fabric. I like the roll it up and slide it away on a jersey pocket aspect a lot when I warm up into a ride, as you said. Hope you enjoy yours as much as I have mine.

    Bill
    "I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me" Philippians 4:13

    "We can't control that we have Parkinson's, but we can control how we live with Parkinson's" Davis Phinney

  9. #34
    Senior Member Mobile 155's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    So Cal
    My Bikes
    91 Klein Quantum Road Bike,2011 CF Specialized Tarmac road bike. 2013 Haro FL Comp 29er MTB.
    Posts
    2,470
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My favorite. It is a convertable that turns into a vest with magnetic snaps for the removable cape. http://www.cannondale.com/morphis-jacket-22529
    Life is like riding a bicycle - in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving. ~Albert Einstein.

  10. #35
    Has opinion, will express
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    13,029
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have at least 11 jackets of various kinds, with MEC being the most prolific in both rain and wind versions. A lighter weight rain jacket is my GroundEffects one with hood from New Zealand.

    Pit zips have become mandatory for me for rain jackets.
    Dream. Dare. Do.

  11. #36
    Senior Member Jim from Boston's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    3,220
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
    ...The cuffs are velcroed. That is a really nice feature, as open cuffs can really ventilate a jacket if you need it...
    On the other hand, to further seal the cuffs and close any gap that might occur between my gloves and the (elastic) cuffs of my rain/windproof jacket, I made these cheapo wrist gaiters from some old socks. I think they also keep my hands warmer by further warming the blood flow to my hands. (My forearms actually sweat underneath them.)

    P1180019.jpg

  12. #37
    Senior Member metalheart44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Sierra Foothills, NorCal
    My Bikes
    Holland Exogrid
    Posts
    411
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have a Sugoi Hydrolite that I bought as a backup for those days when it MIGHT rain when on a ride, otherwise I don't ride in the rain. I am still looking for a jacket for cool days (40-50') where all I need is a good baselayer underneath and some ventilations zips. It mostly needs to be windproof and warm enough but not somehing you folks in Minnesota would wear in the winter. I'm thinking of having one made by the Foxwear guy.

    Th Canari convertible or the Sugoi Versa might work.....
    Last edited by metalheart44; 02-06-14 at 09:47 AM.

  13. #38
    Beicwyr Hapus Gerryattrick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    In Penury
    My Bikes
    2 rideable, 5. in pieces
    Posts
    726
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post



    Interesting jacket. It's clear, and the material is gossamer thin.

    Never go riding without protection.

  14. #39
    Seat Sniffer Biker395's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    SoCal
    My Bikes
    2008 Scott CR1 Pro; 2006 Schwinn Fastback Pro and 2001 Fasback Comp; 2003 Univega Alpina 700; 2000 Schwinn Super Sport
    Posts
    2,649
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ^ Bwahahaaaa. Now that you mention it!
    Proud parent of a happy inner child ...
    www.photo395.com

  15. #40
    Senior Member blacknbluebikes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    NJ, USA
    My Bikes
    black one goes far, blue one goes fast, white one goes anywhere
    Posts
    134
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    There is no bad weather, only bad outerwear.

  16. #41
    Senior Member blacknbluebikes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    NJ, USA
    My Bikes
    black one goes far, blue one goes fast, white one goes anywhere
    Posts
    134
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I love my Gore jacket, but I have to give the "Utility Prize" to my Canari Eclipse.
    Windproof, water-repellent. (good enuf)
    Light as a feather (bonus, but no insulation)
    Zip-off sleeves. (need that sometimes)
    The "killer app" : back pocket converts to stuff sack with built in belt.
    This, to me, is awesome. Early start, cold, but by 10am, warm. Take off coat - where do you put it? Stuff it into a 7x9" sack and strap it around your waist.

  17. #42
    Senior Member nkfrench's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, TX
    My Bikes
    2006 Specialized Ruby Pro aka "Rhubarb" / and a backup road bike
    Posts
    1,560
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've several jackets but the Canari Eclipse gets the most use.
    The "stuff sack" pocket with belt is great, the back pocket is good, love that I can remove the sleeves, it is reasonably small when packed up.
    I love the HiVis color.
    I am wearing it between 32-65F in various configurations of baselayers, vest/jacket, gaitors.

    What I wish it had was easier access to the back pockets, additional pockets on the back, cut shorter and wider to suit my Athena physique, magnets instead of zippers like the Sugoi jacket, option for a hood, more reflective elements (iLLuminite?).
    The front pockets are nice when off-the-bike, but while riding I don't need anything more closing the narrow gap between thighs and abdomen.
    The zipper pulls on the pockets can be awkward to operate with l/s gloves, and usually I have to use two hands to unzip the back pocket.
    I tried fastening the belt strap to my bike saddle rails (jacket stuffed into its pocket), but the jacket ended up jammed between saddlebag and the rear tire. Another option to strap the pocket to the saddle rails would be nice.

    I often carry a iPhone, either my workplace badge or a 4"x8" stiff plastic park pass, flask of gel, and safety glasses in the jacket pockets when I ride.
    Last edited by nkfrench; 02-06-14 at 05:12 PM.

  18. #43
    Senior Member metalheart44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Sierra Foothills, NorCal
    My Bikes
    Holland Exogrid
    Posts
    411
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Anyone use the Ibex Brekaway 2 jacket?

    FEATURES of the Ibex Men's Breakaway II Jacket

    • Lightweight Climawool softshell hybrid jacket ideal for aerobic pursuits
    • Semi-fit
    • Articulated elbows
    • One hand adjustable hem toggle
    • Reflective racing stripe on sleeve
    • 7" chest pocket
    • Center Back Length: 27" (size L)
    • Machine washable
    • Made in Canada

    SPECIFICATIONS of the Ibex Men's Breakaway II Jacket

    • Front: 62% Nylon, 29% Wool, 9% Lycra Spandex, Durable Water Repellant (DWR C6), 22 micron, 2-way Stretch Woven Fabric, 235g/m2
    • Back: (Shak Lite): 100% USA Rambouillet Wool, 21 micron, 294g/m2

    - See more at: http://www.moosejaw.com/moosejaw/sho....RwEZAO0f.dpuf

  19. #44
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Wilmette, IL
    Posts
    4,542
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Cycling Jackets Anonymous

    I'm a wool jersey/sweater wearer. Layer up depending on temps. Below 50 degrees or if there's a north wind I put a sheet of newspaer under the outermost layer.

  20. #45
    USMC Veteran qcpmsame's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Pensacola, Florida
    Posts
    7,195
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The lack of a pocket on the PI P.R.O. jacket is its one drawback for me. The super light weight material is nice when I don't need any insulation for those windy and just cool days. Vic's jacket licks the pocket problem. My everyday wind and rain jacket is the 50+, Champion Systems wind jacket. It has a large back pocket and the vent zippers that make things just so, it is a heavier weight material, though. With either one I can layer beneath the jacket without too much bulk restricting my movements.

    Bill
    Last edited by qcpmsame; 02-15-14 at 09:45 AM.
    "I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me" Philippians 4:13

    "We can't control that we have Parkinson's, but we can control how we live with Parkinson's" Davis Phinney

  21. #46
    a77impala a77impala's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Western South Dakota
    Posts
    1,252
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have a Gore Windstopper that does not stop the wind! I have to wear a shell windbreaker over it.
    Treks, 85-420, 87-560, 90-930,92-970, 95-930, 96-1220, LeMonds, 2000 Zurich, 05-Etape, 06-Versailles

  22. #47
    rugged individualist wphamilton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Alpharetta, GA
    My Bikes
    Nashbar Road
    Posts
    6,543
    Mentioned
    23 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Being fashion-challenged I use only a St John's Bay windbreaker for a rain jacket, cold weather, and wind breaker. These are some great looking jackets in this thread though.

  23. #48
    Senior Member metalheart44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Sierra Foothills, NorCal
    My Bikes
    Holland Exogrid
    Posts
    411
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I bought the Ibex Breakaway 2 Jacket and received it today. Nice wind blocking fabric on te front and climawool on the sides and back for ventilation. I am 5-11 190 or so and the L fits just a tiny bit loose, enough for a jersey or something underneath if need be. I am very pleased with the fit, finish, and fabric. It is almost too warm to use it right now (high 60's here), but I am sure it will be a nice jacket for riding conditions where I live in NorCal.

  24. #49
    johnliu@earthlink.net jyl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Portland OR
    My Bikes
    61 Bianchi Specialissima 71 Peugeot G50 7? P'geot PX10 74 Raleigh GranSport 75 P'geot UO8 78? Raleigh Team Pro 82 P'geot PSV 86 P'geot PX 91 Bridgestone MB0 92 B'stone XO1 97 Rans VRex 92 Cannondale R1000 94 B'stone MB5 97 Vitus 997
    Posts
    4,310
    Mentioned
    58 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My daily bike commute jacket for 3/4 of the year is a Burley rain jacket. It is defiantly not breathable, totally waterproof, with huge vents. With this jacket and rain pants/booties, I can stand in the shower and stay dry. Which pretty much describes my typical winter commute.

    My usual weekend ride jacket is a Castelli. Some model that they don't make anymore. Fluo yellow, not breathable, well vented, fits in a jersey pocket.

    Edit: it is a Goccia, last year's model, $70 on sale.



    And when it really isn't raining too badly, but is chilly, I wear a Gabba long sleeve.

    Edit: that is a sort of warm and water resistant long sleeve jersey.

    Last edited by jyl; 02-17-14 at 01:42 AM.
    Your signature contains too many lines and must be shortened. You may only have up to 2 line(s). Long text may have been implicitly wrapped, causing it to be

  25. #50
    Spin Meister icyclist's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    California, USA
    My Bikes
    1961 Follis Road Bike, 1992 Specialized Allez, 2008 Specialized Roubix
    Posts
    2,384
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I like my super lightweight Rapha Wind Jacket. I only wear it when I think I'm in more than decent shape, otherwise I'd feel like a poseur. I got a great deal on it for working on something with Rapha a few years ago.



    I like my Kucharik Route 66 jacket (while there's a full kit, I only have the jacket). I think Kucharik's quality is high and the prices very reasonable.



    And one of these (the red one) Kucharik wind breakers that fits into its own pocket to create its own fanny pack:

    This post is a natural product. Slight variations in spelling and grammar enhance its individual character and beauty and are in no way to be considered flaws or defects.

    Icyclist, the blog considered too areodite for bikeforums

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •