Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Winnipeg, Canada
Bikes: Iron Horse Maverick '03
Howdy y'all from Winnipeg Manitoba Canada here (how many of the places did you have to read before you knew where I was from? hehe)
Anyway rather windy here, Im' pretty new to cycling so been picking up various gear and stuff over the last year. I'm starting to think a wind vest would be a really useful thing to have. I have a windbreaker right now, but often its overkill, and my arms get sweaty.
Locally, I've had a lot of trouble finding a decent wind vest, with the best I've found is the MEC Dervish Wind Vest
for $37.00 CDN.
I'm wondering, any recommendations on vests? I'm willing to spend decent buck if its a good one. Only thing is I need a place that would ship to Canada. However, looking around a bit on Nashbar, $50 USD seems a bit harsh for a jacket with no sleeves... Features I'd be interested in (not expecting to find a vest with all of these mind you):
-trim fit (i'm 5'6" and 118lbs, so yeah.. trim)
-reflective strips (would be a plus)
-maybe venting, that linked vest has complete mesh back so that must be nice
-dual direction zipper would be awesome too
-very lightweight (dont' care for any fleece lining or anything)
Nashbar's Crossroads Vest
is on sale for $29USD, anybody tried this? Sigh being in Canada makes finding good apparel difficult at times.. sometimes I've resorted to buying things without even trying them on
Appreciate any info,