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Old 01-14-09, 03:55 PM   #1
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Is this the right winter jacket?

I purchased this jacket and wonder if I have the right one for the winter and early spring road cycling.
Purchased it for 89 dollars and it retailed for $150. Anyone know of other cyclist's using this jacket?

It is the Performance Illuminite Commuter Jacket.


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Old 01-17-09, 05:30 PM   #2
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I use this exact jacket and love it. I've been going out the past two weeks in temps ranging down to 8 degrees. It's wind proof and water proof, so even though it's not thick, you can layer underneath and stay warm. Today it was about 12 degrees F, I wore a merino wool base layer, a cotton long sleeve shirt and a cotton sweatshirt under the commuter jacket and was fine, even into a 10mph wind. Last week I wore it for a century ride where temps ranged from 8 to 30, I was out for 8 hours and stayed warm (as long as I kept moving).

And when the weather is warmer it's great, it has zippers to open up flaps under the arms (just don't forget to zipup when it rains, I did once and got soaked). And the reflectors in the jacket work real well.

I've been using mine for two seasons now and love it. Highly recommended.
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