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    just another gosling Carbonfiberboy's Avatar
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    Finally, my ideal road jacket

    Voler's new jacket is exactly what I've been wanting for a long time. It's made in USA, windproof, yellow, long-tailed, water repellent yet not waterproof, but then I hate waterproof. What's remarkable about it is what it does not have: no draft flap, no pockets, no Velcro, no pit zips, no mesh liner, no mouse fur in the collar, no excess fabric. It has enough room for a heavy jersey, but isn't a parachute. My medium crushes down to the size of a naval orange.

    They started only making it in black, and just came out with the Hi-Viz version. $55.00. It was on sale briefly for $44.00, but that must have only lasted a couple days.
    http://www.voler.com/browse/product/li/1010E72

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    I like hi-viz stuff, I just wish they could incorporate a little style. just a little - like some black stripes or something
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    I agree, a combination yellow/black would be very cool.
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    How is the fit, versus the size chart? I have been semi looking for a compact wind shell, but at 6'3" often have to size up for length, and wind shells become wind socks.

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    Fail. Clearly doesn't say Rapha if it's under $150.
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    just another gosling Carbonfiberboy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
    How is the fit, versus the size chart? I have been semi looking for a compact wind shell, but at 6'3" often have to size up for length, and wind shells become wind socks.
    Reviews say it's true to size. My medium was. Very trim compared to most. Could always send it back . . .

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    Thanks. The size chart doesn't look bad fit wise, so that is decent.

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    Hmm, this looks pretty good. I've been looking for a water-resistant jacket that's not too big/flappy/insulated.

    This looks decent too, but doesn't act as a wind breaker I take it: http://www.voler.com/browse/product/li/1010B60CLRXSM

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    Quote Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
    How is the fit, versus the size chart? I have been semi looking for a compact wind shell, but at 6'3" often have to size up for length, and wind shells become wind socks.
    I agree. According to their chart, I should wear X-Large based on height, but Medium based on chest and weight. I guess Large would work.

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    just another gosling Carbonfiberboy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by treal512 View Post
    Hmm, this looks pretty good. I've been looking for a water-resistant jacket that's not too big/flappy/insulated.

    This looks decent too, but doesn't act as a wind breaker I take it: http://www.voler.com/browse/product/li/1010B60CLRXSM
    The clear jacket is PVC, so it doesn't breathe except through the fabric venting. Should be a decent cheapo for someone who has to show their sponsor's colors. Or like it says, for a commuter who goes fairly easy and doesn't want to get their clothes wet or spend much money on it, like a McD or Walmart worker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carbonfiberboy View Post
    The clear jacket is PVC, so it doesn't breathe except through the fabric venting. Should be a decent cheapo for someone who has to show their sponsor's colors. Or like it says, for a commuter who goes fairly easy and doesn't want to get their clothes wet or spend much money on it, like a McD or Walmart worker.
    Good to know. Thank you. I looked at some of the older model reviews and that seemed to be the general consensus (no breathability).

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    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
    I like hi-viz stuff, I just wish they could incorporate a little style. just a little - like some black stripes or something
    How about lightning bolts...the only hi viz jersey I own:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carbonfiberboy View Post
    windproof, yellow, long-tailed, water repellent yet not waterproof, but then I hate waterproof. What's remarkable about it is what it does not have: no draft flap, no pockets, no Velcro, no pit zips, no mesh liner, no mouse fur in the collar, no excess fabric. It has enough room for a heavy jersey, but isn't a parachute.
    http://itbhawaii.com/product/pearl-i...et-79550-1.htm


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    Picked up a long back by Hind. Wind / water repellent breather jacket that also crush compacts. $7 at TJ Maxx of all places. Love it.

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