Old 10-14-10, 01:58 PM
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Weatherproof while cycling? No such thing. I don't know what your current jacket is (never used that brand), but I've used many simple Goretex shells from cabelas/REI/etc. (with long tail coverage and long sleeves) and a "Dri-duck" high tech jacket on my wet commutes.

Neither keeps you completely dry (weatherproof), and are really only useful in cool/cold weather, since in warmer weather they both will make you sweat so much you'll be wet anyway.

Plus even a great hood wont keep water from flowing into your shirt after a long time in the rain.

Sometimes I just wear wool shirts and a polartec shell, knowing I'll be wet but still insulated pretty well.

In the summer I'll just allow myself to get wet and plan to change, while I keep my items in ziplocks in panniers -- which stay dry.

The same is true of similar pants, socks, etc.


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