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    On top of my base layer, I wear Arc'teryx Atom LT hoody


    And Arcteryx Alpha SV

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    I alternate between two jackets, depending on temperatures, wind and outlook for precipitation.

    Gore Phantom. This has been my primary winter jacket for several years. It is very good at blocking wind and reasonably well ventilated if you unzip the sleeves about halfway so they function as pit zips.

    Showers Pass Elite 2.1. Bought this last fall as a rain jacket, but it has quickly become my general purpose jacket for bike commuting. It is excellent at blocking wind, yet also extremely well ventilated. With appropriate base layers and/or jerseys underneath it, I've worn it comfortably in temperatures ranging from 12 F to 60+ F. It's also the best rain coat I have ever used, keeping the water out without giving you a steam bath.

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    I have some NAU jacket that I wear over the base layers I normally wear. I'd recommend the jacket but it's garbage outside of being the only non-snowboarding jacket I have.

    Normally I have a T-shirt, long sleeve then the jacket over all that but it's the PNW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huffandstuff View Post
    I have some NAU jacket that I wear over the base layers I normally wear. I'd recommend the jacket but it's garbage outside of being the only non-snowboarding jacket I have.
    Hope you're not talking about the wool patrol hoody, i hesitated for a while but went for another wool jacket

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    Bought on sale, a Specialized jacket from their 2010/11 collection called Transformer. Tight fitting with removable arm and back outers, leaving a fall/spring jacket as a bonus. Great product but probably to expensive to make. Very, very tight fit. (the smallest Large i have ever come across)

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    Quote Originally Posted by erig007 View Post
    Hope you're not talking about the wool patrol hoody, i hesitated for a while but went for another wool jacket
    Nah, it's some discontinued model from 2010 or so. Got it for fifty bucks from some sale, it's waterproof but the build quality of it is lacking since I've had it for two years and it's about to fall apart already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huffandstuff View Post
    Nah, it's some discontinued model from 2010 or so. Got it for fifty bucks from some sale, it's waterproof but the build quality of it is lacking since I've had it for two years and it's about to fall apart already.
    Biodegradable jacket. At least it is eco-friendly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fasthair View Post
    I'm guessing you mean the Espresso Due Jacket? I love mine and ride it down to Zero F with proper base layers. Not cheap buy any means but worth every penny to me. To be honest when I took it out of the bag I was like... sure... But to my pleasant surprise it is a great jacket!

    fasthair
    +1 same here. Neck collar could be a bit taller but works great

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    Novara Headwind Jacket

    http://www.rei.com/product/852904/novara-headwind-bike-jacket-mens


    With either short sleeve jersey, long sleeve jersey, or long smartwool base layer, depending on how cold it is. Good to at least -5F. I have the older model, without a hood, which might also be useful.

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    +1 Novara Headwind Jacket. It has excellent wind protection, had out standing ventilated on the back, and has a comfortable fit. I've worn my with appropriate base layers as stated by FantasticMN in temps down to about 27 and was a happy camper.

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    I realized today that i don't need my icebreaker jacket unless it is snowing or raining.
    As long as i add layers under my smartwool midlayer top it should be enough to whistand anything up to -40F i believe (haven't reached those temps this year), which should be enough for my need. That makes it my go to gear since it will probably remain my outerlayer from 40F to -40F (unless it is snowing or raining).

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    The Amsterdam Cycling Jacket with windproof panels:

    IMG_1690.jpg

    http://roadholland.com/collections/m.../the-Amsterdam


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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadHolland View Post
    The Amsterdam Cycling Jacket with windproof panels:

    IMG_1690.jpg

    http://roadholland.com/collections/m.../the-Amsterdam

    Interesting! I've heard all the magic words: merino, pockets, windproof front panel, reflective stripes, up to 3XL.
    Wondering how it stretch especially at the arm area and if there is windproof panels on arms

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    Quote Originally Posted by lasauge View Post
    The past three years my outer jacket has been a $10 no-name windbreaker. In 30-50 weather I just wear a wicking shirt underneath, 10-30 I go with a sweater/fleece, and below 10 degrees I add a thin third layer. Works perfectly for me.
    I used to do the same thing, but just this winter I bought a more expensive one made from Gore-Tex because I really wanted waterproofing. This jacket (and pants) will get me through the winter and spring, layered underneath accordingly. Every time it rains I'm glad I spent the money.

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