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  • Premier Icon fathomer
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    I’m after a something to wear when it’s not quite warm enough for a long sleeve jersey but to warm for a normal softshell. Temps between 8-12 degrees I guess.

    Something like the Endura MT500, but what else is there, Endura is pretty much the only brand the LBS stocks.

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Thin, breathable and ‘right’ for me on a bike is the Montane Dyno.
    It is the classic ‘keeps enough wind out, enough drizzle out and enough warmth in’ when moving.
    I love it.

    Premier Icon jsync
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    Another Dyno user here. I run pretty hot and It’s the only jacket I have used that I don’t have to take off after the first 5 mins in spring / summer. Not sure it’s amazingly windproof as you can see through it if you hold it up to the light, but then that is why it’s so breathable. I think someone had one for sale in the classifieds recently.

    reggiegasket
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    Endura FS260 jetstream is a good thin windstopper.

    nbt
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    longsleeve jersey with a Montane Featherlight pertex jacket

    legend
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    Odlo Storm (I think it’s called Storm) works very nicely imo

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    Montane dyno. Great wee jacket for those nightrides that feel cold at first, but have you sweating pretty quickly.

    Premier Icon fathomer
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    Thanks for the suggestions, I’ll go have a google 🙂

    tonyd
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    What about a long sleeve jersey and a gilet? I use a gore countdown AS, mostly for commuting. It’s very windproof and has a mesh back to let heat out. This week I’ve been wearing it with just a thermal helly base layer and it’s spot on for a 15-20mph commute. I generally use it with various layers throughout the year other than the hottest periods, very versatile.

    There are some other cheaper alternatives to gore that folks on here have given very good reports of.

    Premier Icon UK-FLATLANDER
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    I like the Rab Vapour Rise Lite – may well fit the bill.

    Premier Icon BadlyWiredDog
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    +1 for the Rab VapourRise Lite, I’ve got the Alpine, hooded version and use it a lot.

    Premier Icon stevemorg2
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    +2 for the Rab VR – copes with a range of conditions

    clubber
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    Review of it here (since I’m also interested in the same as the OP)

    http://forgottentracks.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/review-rab-vapour-rise-lite-jacket.html

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