Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: White Mountains of AZ
Bikes: S-Works E5, Trek T2000 Tandem, Giant Warp DS/1
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One windbreaker to rule them all?
So I'm looking for the ultimate windbreaker.
Currently, I use an older Polyester windbreaker by PI. It has some good points.
+ It's a cycling-specific fit (long in the back, arms positioned to reach the bars)
+ It is a little thicker in the front
+ It's vented in the back
+ It has a rear pocket
+ It folds up into the rear pocket and has straps to carry easily around the waist
+ It zips all the way down in the front
+ When it's zipped down in the front, it "puffs" as the air flows around my torso and out the back
I still see room for improvement however, mostly in the arms.
- My arms tend to clam up a bit
- It's not quite loose enough in the back to get in aero-bars with it on
- It never hurts to have pit-zips
If I were going to engineer a windbreaker, I would start with what I have and make some adjustments.
-> Add pit-zips
-> Put zippers on the forearm (top) or in the elbow (top)
-> Perhaps put a vent at the the triceps
-> Fit it for use in the aero-bars
Has anyone seen this ultimate windbreaker?
Would anyone like to argue that I am really looking for a vest?