Which roadie windstopper softshell?
Endura Windchill II Jacket – tried on loads, found Castelli too short in sleeves and body, this jacket is long. Used it for the past fews weeks with only a vest and short sleeve jersey underneath – warm, possibly too warm on sustained hard efforts on climbs. My budget was same as yours but was happy to pay less for a good fit.Posted 4 years agomrmoMember
how cold do you want to go? The transparente doesn’t really have any thermal properties to it, if you want warm have a look out for the Mortirolo which a lot of places are doing on offer within your budget at the moment.
I have an Isterico gilet which is basically a sleeveless Mortirolo, very nice.Posted 4 years agodickieMember
I got the Gore in red/black for xmas & can’t fault it – came top in the reviews I read too.
I liked the Castelli in blue/white too but thought it wouldn’t be white for long – also in red/black
Edit: Sorry Link maker won’t work for me.Posted 4 years agoeskayMember
I have an older version of one of these:
Superb piece of kit for the money. I wear it on my winter commute (with nothing underneath). Does the job in sub-zero temperatures, it will start getting too warm for it soon and I will switch to a non-windproof top.Posted 4 years agoreggiegasketMember
Castelli sizing isn’t for everyone. Not me anyway. I’m running a Sportful Bodyfit Pro Thermal at the moment. Impressed.Posted 4 years agoBadlyWiredDogSubscriber
Had one of these for about four years now – Gore Oxygen. I really like it, very lightly insulated, close but not race-tight fit, completely windproof, very water resistant. Gets used pretty much every ride from late autumn through to early spring.
I’d never use Gore Windstopper Soft Shell stuff on the mtb, but it really seems to suit the steadier output levels you get on the road.
I like the way that Gore has different cut jackets so you can pretty much pick and choose anywhere on the spectrum between mtb baggy through to race-snake close, but pretty much everything else I use on the road is now Mavic.Posted 4 years agoplus oneMember
^ What he says ^ bought a gore oxygen few weeks ago and it’s earned it’s keep !!! Torrential rain a few times and while not billed as waterproof it’s done a good job keeping me warm/mostly dry..
I have another waterproof soft shell that failed miserably in the rain 🙁
Gore oxygen is a really nice well made tailored fitPosted 4 years agograhamgMember
Just order a load on credit card to try on if you don’t have a range of shops to try at. Fit is so varied between brands and is the most important aspect of all the ‘technical’ features as they’re designed to be close to skin. Castelli doesn’t work for me (I’d be an XL but their move from L to XL seems to simply broaden the shoulders out and lengthen the sleeves!). Best I’ve found for my moderate build frame is Assos (now too dear) and more recently Endura, their newer FS-260 and equipe stuff is cut really really well.Posted 4 years agoMSPSubscriber
Don’t want a proper winter jacket, just something to keep me warm when its a bit nippy.
Can I then suggest looking at the montane hyena, or another jacket made from powersheild rather than windstopper. In my experience windstopper (and other membrane softshells) are not a lot better than a full waterproof for moisture management once you start working at any rate higher than a casual stroll.Posted 4 years agomrmoMember
What’s the optimum wet-ish weather road kit? A windstopper + a small lightweight waterproof when it starts to shower?
how wet and what sort of riding?
I have used a Gore Oxygen? Goretex jacket, but it is too much if working hard unless it is really raining, I just tend to accept getting damp and worry about the wind if working hard.Posted 4 years agojonbaMember
Evans have some good offers
I got this one and am really happy with it.Posted 4 years ago
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