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Old 07-06-08, 02:59 PM
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Recommendation for Ltw Riding Shell

Have a riding rain jacket that's fine, but I'm looking something that packs down small, doesn't weigh too much and can be used in a pinch. A little ventilation would be nice.

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This is something I have been looking for myself. Need it to be able to pack into a jersey pocket. I had been looking at the Pearl Izumi Optik Jacket
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I like Pearl Izumi Optik, vest in milder weather, jacket in light rain or below freezing.
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I have this CSC Velom Jacket :

https://www.prendas.co.uk/details.asp...fkid=3&ID=1791

It's great in a shower and folds tight. Cheap on closeout
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Pearl Izumi Optik and there is a similar one from Patagonia. They're nice to take the chill out of the air and are by far the tiniest for storage, that's about it. No water repellency. Can be bunched up into about the size of a plum. At speeds about 15mph, the jacket is fine. Faster than that and it starts flappling all over the place.
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Originally Posted by bsyptak
Pearl Izumi Optik and there is a similar one from Patagonia. They're nice to take the chill out of the air and are by far the tiniest for storage, that's about it. No water repellency. Can be bunched up into about the size of a plum. At speeds about 15mph, the jacket is fine. Faster than that and it starts flappling all over the place.
The leatest version of the PI Optik has stretch side panels. If you buy the right size, it should not flap in the wind.

The Optik folds up to the size of a deck of cards. Definitely convenient if you are not going to be wearing it all day long.

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I recently purchased the 'Gore Xenon Jacket'. It is a windbreaker with a very thin amount of lining (in most areas). It does a great job of blocking wind and can be folded away in jersey pocket. There are a number of reviews online on this product.

Another plus is the large amount of reflective areas for dusk/early morning rides.
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