- Tight stretchy cold weather top for road cycling?
Roadies seem to have these things like heavy jerseys that are as snug as lycra tops but thicker and presumably windproof for bad weather. I fancy one, but for like £90 tops. Doesn’t need to be waterproof. Any suggestions. Needs to be snug without any loose flappiness.Posted 3 years ago
Craft Windstopper base layer is a decent option and miles under budget – ver good warmth as a base for a regular jersey.
I am looking forward to needing to wear mine again!Posted 3 years agoVortexracingSubscriber
Catelli AR long sleeved jersey
Cheap form Merlin here @£50
Posted 3 years agomrblobbyMember
Save up, find some sales, get a Gabba. It’s pretty much exactly what you’ve described (at least for autumn cold, not proper winter cold.)
Would recommend the short sleeve one and some matching (or sportful norain) arm warmers. That way you can wear them with the Gabba, or pair it with some thinner ones for not so cold days. Just makes it all the more versatile.Posted 3 years agobenp1Subscriber
I have a gore windstopper jacket that converts into a gilet, can’t remember which one, probably over budget if you can’t find it in the sale though
I have a Craft top too, performance bike jacket something. It’s a softshell jacket, feels awkward unless your in the riding position in which case it’s excellent. It’s well in budget, available from a few places, quick google throws up this http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/craft-pb-stretch-bike-jacket/rp-prod110589Posted 3 years agoplus oneMember
The jet stream is a good top I have one .. I picked up a rapha winter jersey in sale last year and I’m so impressed with it I bought another !!
£105 in sale windproof front panels and plenty pockets/nice detail and excellent zips on front that really let air flow in as opposed to pit type that just flap 🙁
Really snug fit no flapping 🙂Posted 3 years agocrashtestmonkeyMember
Molgrips, a lot the previous recommendations will do what you want but youre dismissing as theyre not what you expected. I thought wind proof base was completely daft til I tried one (borrowed), I now own 3 Craft Windstopper bases. Effectively does the job of a thermal base and a gilet.
Gabba or No Rain. It’s not a membrane its a property of the fabric (silicone). Interesting article in a recent road mag- Castelli use Windstopper fabric and Gore told them not to claim it was waterproof as they worried it’d hurt Goretex sales.Posted 3 years agosputnikMember
You need not look any further than this Castelli item. One of my favourite road jerseys. It’s front panelled with Gore Windstopper X lite. Nice tight race cut,zero flapping, looks fantastic and performs well.Posted 3 years ago
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