Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    the way we get by skitbraviking's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Wherever the f**k I feel it
    My Bikes
    Cinelli Supercorsa / Surly Karate Monkey
    Posts
    2,719
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    reasonably/mid-priced Winter jackets

    [FONT=Impact][SIZE=4]Anybody have a good recommendation for a winter riding jacket. I saw the one posted, and it is out of my price range. I don't mind layering a little but here in Chicago, we NEED something to protect your from wind and often times brutal cold.

    Any suggestions?

    Thnx

  2. #2
    bici accumulatori pinerider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Hamilton, Ontario
    My Bikes
    1982 Steve Bauer road bike, 1985 Custom Campy road bike, 1985 Nishiki International Touring Bike, 1992 Norco Bigfoot MTB, 1975 Raleigh Twenty folder, 1992 Vitus 979 road bike, 1996 Bianchi Premio road bike, 2002 Thin Blue LIne CO2 mountain bike,
    Posts
    853
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by skitbraviking
    [FONT=Impact][SIZE=4].

    Any suggestions?

    Thnx
    I bought a Louis Garneau Spotlite last winter and was very impressed. I paid about $170 Cdn on sale and wore it to -15 C or 5 F and wasn't cold at all (just my feet - can't blame the jacket for that). It's water proof, windproof, has lots of venting options and lots of reflectivity, can also be worn when not on the bike. Not sure of pricing in the US, Canadian stuff is usually cheaper there. - Just checked, Performancebike.com has them for 50% off at $84.98!!
    I'd certainly buy another one if I was in the market again.
    ...!

  3. #3
    Donating member Richard D's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Faversham, Kent, UK
    Posts
    1,852
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I don't know whether they're easily available in the US, but I'm pleased with my Altura Nevis at around 50. Reviews are on www.bikemagic.com and I know www.wiggle.co.uk amongst other online retailers shop them, although I bought mine at the lbs.
    Currently riding an MTB with a split personality - commuting, touring, riding for the sake of riding, on or off road :)

  4. #4
    \,,/(^_^)\,,/ new_dharma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    My Bikes
    Surly 1x1 Xtracycle, '01 Haro Flair Dave Mirra
    Posts
    869
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    my jacket of choice is a Columbia...
    i guess it's technically (sp) it's just a shell w/ a zip-out liner. i don't use the liner, because i opt for layering, and the liner gets too bulky.
    i purchased the jacket at a thrift store, and washed it in some laundry soap for outdoor gear (purchased mine at REI, but other camping stores carry it).
    the Columbia is not biking specific, but the shell is wind-proof, water resistant, and large enough for layers.

    hope this helps
    (it's cold here today!!!)

  5. #5
    Senior Member late's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Southern Maine
    Posts
    8,248
    Mentioned
    18 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hi,
    check this out.....
    http://www.landsend.com/cd/fp/prod/1...01078972139060

    You can try one on at Sears. I am going to do just that this weekend. A friend just bought one, and said it was almost identical to a jacket she tried at ll beans that cost $100. The two retailers are in a price war, could be true. Anyway, see what you think.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    136
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Burley jackets are the standard for commuters, messengers, and others in Oregon.

    http://www.burley.com/products/raing...der+Jacket&i=3

  7. #7
    New York Member EastCoast's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Bellerose, NY
    My Bikes
    2004 Look KG386i, 1995 Bianchi Campione D'Italia
    Posts
    122
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    This morning I had my first chance of using my new Assos Gator jacket and Assos winter thermo gloves and I am truely amazed!

    It was about 38F and windy at 6:15am in New York and I felt great.

    Had a great ride for 1.5 hours and didn't real the cold at all.

    Two great products!
    Ken

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Ireland
    My Bikes
    Tourer
    Posts
    55
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yes, I'm from Europe as well and wear an Altura Nevis,
    under 50 and wear it rain or shine. Works well in the
    winter with layers and is well vented and 100% waterproof.
    Don't know if anyone stocks them in the states but I'd be surprised
    if they didn't.

    www.belfastandbeyond.com

Posting Permissions

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