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  • casual softshell hoodie
  • Premier Icon cynic-al
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    Am after a heavy-ish hooded softshell for the winter commute/general cadging about in.

    Ideally close-fitting and long arms, anything out there to recommend?

    mtbmatt
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    OMM Race smock?

    Premier Icon DezB
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    If you’re a brand-whore, gnore this: Dare2Be. Just as good as the pricey ones.

    These are nice, work well and doesn’t really look like bike wear when down the pub.

    http://www.pearlizumi.co.uk/ride/road/hoodys/p/mens-select-pearl-thermal-hoody

    Premier Icon cynic-al
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    Have seen D2B, sorry but I didn’t think they are as good as branded ones! Fit wasn’t great for me either IIRC.

    stevede
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    Intrepid apparel do one, bit pricy but looks decent. Royal racing also do one.

    I liked the look of the Howies one.

    mr_mills
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    I’ve got one of these and wear it ALL the time:-

    http://road.cc/content/review/49843-surface-snugflex-hoodie

    Premier Icon cynic-al
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    Mr_mills – I have one too and wear it all the time, it’s not water-resistant any more 😐

    It’s a bit too parky at the moment, need something heavier like my old Race Face Hoodlum with the self-destroying zio.

    i was gonna suggest the surface one too al, mine’s ace still. get another! it’s exactly what you’re looking for.

    dirtyrider
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    jimjam
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    DezB
    If you’re a brand-whore, gnore this: Dare2Be. Just as good as the pricey ones.

    Just as good as the branded ones apart from all the falling apart they do. Poor fitting, poorly constructed, cheap quality stuff. I have owned two which fell apart.

    Premier Icon fathomer
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    DezB – Member
    If you’re a brand-whore, gnore this: Dare2Be. Just as good as the pricey ones.

    Mine fell apart as well!

    andybanks
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    If you want a brand at a sensible price go to Screwfix and buy a Helly Hanson from their trade range.

    Great soft shell at a decent price. You’re not paying through the nose for something ‘cycling specific’.

    Had one for three years and swear by it in winter.

    Got a Rab Shadow @ Go Outdoors recently for the same purpose, superb but pricy.

    Ewan
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    I have a moon one. It’s a climbing brand but looks fine for the pub.

    This one – http://www.bananafingers.co.uk/moon-soft-shell-jacket-p-834.html

    steve_b77
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    I got a Cragg Hoppers Bear Grylls one from TK Max the other month. Well nice it is too

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    Mine fell apart as well!

    Fair enough, they are crap then!
    Dunno what the hell you did with em though!

    bearGrease
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    Had three Dare2Be kids softshells and the zip puller has fallen off them all….

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    I’ve got a Surface one (clothing branch of Charge) and it is spot on – not that heavy, but I’ve worn it on cold February walking breaks with just a thin merino base layer under.

    Their shorts are good as well!

    Edit – D’oh! probably the same one mr mills recommended about 9 hours ago!

    Premier Icon cynic-al
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    Bah.

    Been scouring the internet, tried TKMax and various other retailers, can’t find anything affordable with a decent cut 🙁

    I’ve found a RF Hoodlum online but it’s got a minging print all over it.

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    Maybe try Swrve for a weather proof hoodie, cycling fit without looking too cycley.

    http://www.decathlon.es/chaqueta-softshell-bionnassay-id_8189747.html
    Cheap, long lasting (had mine for about 4-5 yrs), long enough sleeves for riding, hangs a bit lower at the rear, nice high collar and cheap.

    Premier Icon oxym0r0n
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    +1 snugflex, if you can get hold of one 😉

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Patagonia Guide Hoody?

    Premier Icon cynic-al
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    I ALREADY OWN A CHARGE/SURFACE SNUGFLEX THANKS.

    Thanks for the other recommendations. they all look long in the body/short in the arm for me (long arms, short back). Can’t find that Decathlon one in the UK website 🙁

    Premier Icon TheGingerOne
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    I just received today a Dakine Airlift jacket which might be what you are after. Various prices online below rrp. Its replacing my Raceface Hoodlum? jacket

    Premier Icon cynic-al
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    How does it compare? I loved my Hoodlum until the zip broke and the replacement had the daft knitted cuffs.

    Premier Icon nuke
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    Montane Dyno. Although given the heavyweight request maybe the Montane Attitude

    ton
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    http://www.hhworkwear.com/PRODUCTS/sevilla-jacket

    shop in embra sells em too…..bell donaldson

    Premier Icon TheGingerOne
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    I literally unpacked it when I got in from work. I’ve got a large and it is a little bit more roomy than the race face (also large), but not baggy. Longer in the arms and body as well which is good as the arms of the race face were always too short, but the arms are not baggy. I’m 5’11” and 11.5 stones so fairly skinny and I’m really pleased with it. On first glance it seems very similar, i.e. similar thickness overall with same fleece inner. Does not have the back pocket of the race face, but has hand warmers and the big zip vents. Mines black and so far seems a very suitable replacement.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    There’s been a few different Raceface Hoodlums, mine is plain black with just a wee raceface logo on one shoulder. For some reason it has a cooling vent in one arm but not the other, and the zip’s not great, but it’s otherwise a nice bit of kit.

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Montane Dyno

    Is ace. But not thick or warm. Far from it.
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    Montane Krypton is much warmer, and more windproof, and more showerproof. But is not casual wear really. It *is* my favorite bit of kit at present and our staff uniform as I was so impressed..

    Premier Icon cynic-al
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    Ta, oddly at 6’0.5″ and 12.5 stone I liked the fit of my M Hoodlum!

    Premier Icon TheGingerOne
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    Surprising, but I do seem to be an odd shape with short legs, long body, long arms and wide shoulders. Things rarely fit me!!

    21dwb
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    Check out link below. The company makes snowmobile and motorcycle clothing. Really is super good quality, fully waterproof and warm.

    http://www.motolegends.com/brands/halvarssons/halvarssons-zip-hoody-black.html

    plumber
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    http://www.lokicanada.com/product_detail.php?id=C141

    if you can find one these are fantastic

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