Looking for Wind Breaker Jacket/Pants...
This year I've been commuting 4.1 miles to work during the summer and have really been enjoying it. Since Aug 25th, I've rode 27 times to work, while driving to work only 4 times, either due to not feeling good, had something to go pick up with the truck or had not enough time to ride home and make something else. Of those last 2 times I drove, I really missed riding into work.
Anyway, during the cool mornings (upper 40's) I've been wearing a short sleeve cycle jersey, bike shorts, bike shoes and socks, with sweat pants and a jacket with a pair of gloves. I've been pretty decent and I think this setup would be okay maybe down to upper 30's, but that will have to wait and see. With this setup, I've noticed that the wind tends to cut through the jacket and pants at time and feels a bit cool. So far the gloves are working okay.
My plans - I've got some biking long johns that supposedly wick moister away that I'll wear under the sweat pants. Plan on purchasing some wool socks to wear, but thinking I'll need something around the shoes to keep dry - if my feet get cold, I'm cold. I'm going to get a Balaclava to wear on the face.
So really, I'm wondering where and what to get for a wind breaker and maybe even pants - cost is factor since the budget is pretty tight.