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Old 10-30-07, 09:25 AM
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Winter/fall coat

I have a performance wind jacket but it billows up and slows me down...looking for a good late fall/winter coat that is warm and dosent billow up like my performance any suggestions??? TIA...
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I'll be keeping an eye on this thread, as I'm dealing with the same problem right now. Got a real nice wind breaker, but it puffs up like a parachute in even mild winds. Would love to find a bike specific jacket, good down to maybe 40 degrees, that doesn't cost a fortune.
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The above is Assos for anyone wondering.
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Originally Posted by munkyv22 View Post
The above is Assos for anyone wondering.
click on it for the link.
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Old 10-30-07, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
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"The Assos Intermediate Evo LS jersey is perfect for temperatures in the low 50's to mid 60's."


maybe early fall, but definitely not winter
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Originally Posted by palesaint View Post
I'll be keeping an eye on this thread, as I'm dealing with the same problem right now. Got a real nice wind breaker, but it puffs up like a parachute in even mild winds. Would love to find a bike specific jacket, good down to maybe 40 degrees, that doesn't cost a fortune.
I don't think the assos fits this requirement.
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Old 10-30-07, 10:22 AM
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I only wear a jacket under 50 degrees. Above that and I usually just wear a smartwool undershirt beneath my jersey.
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Old 10-30-07, 10:28 AM
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For the OP - Assos Airjack 851 at Probikekit $243 limited sizes available.
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something cheaper...a good bit cheaper...and not quite as form fitting would be good
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I picked up a Giordana Race Tech jacket and so far its been great. Windproof, good fit, no extra bulk, room for a jersey underneath. I've really come to like Giordana's products and this jacket is no different.

STP has limited sizes available. I was able to pick it up during a sale for a really great price (much less than what its at now):

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/,84766_.html
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i just buy real tight running gear at kmart and the likes, its like 10 dollars, and does the job as well. if its really cold, i just pull it over a fleece and wallah! im warmer than most for about a hundred or more less.

fred style is warm style.
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Originally Posted by transplant View Post

"The Assos Intermediate Evo LS jersey is perfect for temperatures in the low 50's to mid 60's."


maybe early fall, but definitely not winter
do you own one?

i do, and i wear it (with various layers) from late september to may.
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Originally Posted by beaus pete View Post
I have a performance wind jacket but it billows up and slows me down...looking for a good late fall/winter coat that is warm and dosent billow up like my performance any suggestions??? TIA...
Boy some of the new Gore bike wear stuff looks gorgeous..innovative and very well made..you might want to check it out. I have a pearl izumi kodiak jersey that I use, but it doesn't kill the wind TOO much so still have to layer..

Good luck and check out Gore...
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[QUOTE= i just pull it over a fleece [/QUOTE]
it over the fleece?
Or fleece over it? Seems like it would be the latter.
As to the Assos. Yikes. Multo dinero.
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I picked up this Adidas LS Jersey from Performance. They had it on sale about 3 weeks ago and then had a 3 day %20 off coupon so I got it for like $55. This does a great job in the wind. The web site does not mention but this jersey also has Adidas Body Mapping and Formotion. I would buy another even at retail It works really well.

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=1111
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Originally Posted by beaus pete View Post
something cheaper...a good bit cheaper...and not quite as form fitting would be good
the bottom line is that you pretty much get what you pay for! i would personally recommend the Sugoi Dynamo jacket, i got one last year and i love it for riding in the winter, but it retails for $199. i think it's discontinued though, so depending on the size you need, you can find them for around $129 or so...

and one thing i learned last year is that you don't cut corners on bike clothing, a good winter jacket is worth every penny, and i'm sure the Assos one that botto recommended works great too...

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Old 10-30-07, 04:05 PM
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Good grief. Layer under your jersey. I don't even get to a jacket until it's under 30f. Even then, it has to be a pretty miserable 30.
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I use the Gore Phantom for fall and layer up from there as it gets colder. I like the Phantom as the sleeves unzip to make the jacket into a vest. Had it on the weekend in the low 50's with just a long sleeve skin shirt underneath and had to unzip it as I got to hot.

http://www.rei.com/product/757100
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I'm sort of in the same boat- looking for a tight wind jacket for the winter. I came across this n BikeSomewhere, and it looks like exactly what I want:


http://www.bikesomewhere.com/bikesom...8248?i=default

Never bought from them, and the site and picture seem kinda sketchy, but seems like a lot of jacket for $90.
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^

fwiw - adidas cycling kit is generally cr@p quality.
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
do you own one?

i do, and i wear it (with various layers) from late september to may.
Wouldn't the Element One jacket be a better choice. How does it compare to the jersey.
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Originally Posted by shawneebiker View Post
Wouldn't the Element One jacket be a better choice. How does it compare to the jersey.
the element one is a fine jacket, but it's less versatile than the intermediate, and does not have the gore windstopper on the chest.

when it gets in the range of 0C and below, i'l wear a roubaix jacket under my intermediate. works a treat.
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
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fwiw - adidas cycling kit is generally cr@p quality.
As a counterpoint, I have some ClimaWarm gear and love it. Compared the knee warmers with a friend's PIs that I borrowed and liked the Adidas gear much better.

It may not be the best on the market, but not all of us (myself and the OP included) can afford Assos.
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
the element one is a fine jacket, but it's less versatile than the intermediate, and does not have the gore windstopper on the chest.

when it gets in the range of 0C and below, i'l wear a roubaix jacket under my intermediate. works a treat.
Any experience with the 851.

Is the 851 too hot for 0-10C. I would prefer just a base and the 851 for these temps.
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