- Need a new windproof jacket – whats best?
Looking for a new windproof jacket as ive decided a full waterproof is just too hot at the moment and my current windproof is black so not best for commuting. I have a few main criteria and id like it to be usable off the bike if i go touring, so maybe i need to look at hiking windproofs? Anyway, needs to be…
-Bright enough for traffic without looking like a member of the emergency services, so bright orange/red/blue?
-Breathable (hence windproof not waterproof, i boil in the bag in every waterproof ive ever used)
-Packable into a rear jersey pocket.
-Spray-proof (has to at least fend off occasional drizzle, not bothered if its not great against a massive downpour)
-Full zip to allow putting on without removing helmet.
-Long tail incase im on the road bike without mudguards.
-Hood would be nice for off the bike use.
Too much to ask?
Ive found a few possibles but most seem out of stock and i need it ASAP really. Any suggestions?
Cheers,Posted 9 years ago
Cheers, ive found a drop tail works quite well for me as im rather tall and tend to ride in the drops a lot on the road bike (espically in headwinds) and a normal jacket/jersey ride up so the spray soaks my back and runs down my shorts. For MTBing tho yeah, no difference.Posted 9 years agoalfabusMember
paramo fuera smock… light, windproof (mine is pretty water resistant too, since it is treated with tx-direct), packs small and comes in bright colours.
Downside, has a hood, but this clips to itself to keep out of the way, and is quite useful if you use the jacket for anything else, like walking.
Doesn't have a full zip, but the neck opening is plenty large enough for a helmet.
DavePosted 9 years agolagerfannyMember
I carry one of these in my pack. Brill considering how light it is.
Forget the RRP your LBS should be alot cheaperPosted 9 years ago
Featherlite looks good but i think its too bike specific for what i want, trying to be multi use so i dont need to take 2 jackets touring. Looking at the Montane range the Litespeed looks a better match, same material as the Velo but hood and still has the dropped tail.Posted 9 years ago
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