Winter jacket or rain jacket and base layers?

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Winter jacket or rain jacket and base layers?

Postby Kwaichang » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:40 am

I know there would be a pre existing thread here somewhere about this but I don't have the time to look for it...

Here goes just wondering what thoughts are about getting a quality warm winter cycling jacket or should me money be better spent on a rain jacket and some quality under garments arm warmers etc.

Buying gear today so be sharp with your replies people!

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Re: Winter jacket or rain jacket and base layers?

Postby Kwaichang » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:41 am

Clarification - winter jacket or spray/lightweight jacket and base layers...
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Re: Winter jacket or rain jacket and base layers?

Postby im_no_pro » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:44 am

What climate i.e. where are you riding? I have a decent campag rain/spray jacket I have worn twice. Stopped the rain from coming in but caused me to sweat like nothing else even with only a regular s/s jersey under it so ended up just as wet anyway. I hate the damn thing now, would rather be drenched in rain than sweat. My clothing selection these days is based on keeping warm rather than dry.
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Re: Winter jacket or rain jacket and base layers?

Postby Kwaichang » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:59 am

Melbourne winter, cold but not freezing can be quite wet here though. Yeah I wore a spray jacket the other day and was soaked afterwards. It wasn't a cycling specific jacket though.
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Re: Winter jacket or rain jacket and base layers?

Postby im_no_pro » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:02 pm

Kwaichang wrote:Melbourne winter, cold but not freezing can be quite wet here though. Yeah I wore a spray jacket the other day and was soaked afterwards. It wasn't a cycling specific jacket though.


So no different to Geelong then. Last wet ride I did was freezing, coming down sideways. Couldnt feel my toes when I got back. Still didnt wear it and glad I didnt, torso was fine with s/s jersey, arm warmers (which came off halfway through) and a gilet.
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Re: Winter jacket or rain jacket and base layers?

Postby Kwaichang » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:47 pm

I bit the bullet and bought an Assos Bonka.
Chose warmth over complete rain proof.
Will see how it goes!
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Re: Winter jacket or rain jacket and base layers?

Postby RonK » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:08 pm

I know there would be a pre existing thread here somewhere about this but I don't have the time to look for it...

Sorry, can't be bothered/don't have the time to repeat my previous advice.
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Re: Winter jacket or rain jacket and base layers?

Postby Summernight » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:24 pm

RonK wrote:
I know there would be a pre existing thread here somewhere about this but I don't have the time to look for it...

Sorry, can't be bothered/don't have the time to repeat my previous advice.


:lol:

Since I have time to waste:

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=62730
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=62485
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Re: Winter jacket or rain jacket and base layers?

Postby Kwaichang » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:54 pm

RonK wrote:
I know there would be a pre existing thread here somewhere about this but I don't have the time to look for it...

Sorry, can't be bothered/don't have the time to repeat my previous advice.


Shame on you!

What was the thread that your previous advice was in?
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Re: Winter jacket or rain jacket and base layers?

Postby Summernight » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:34 pm

Kwaichang wrote:
RonK wrote:
I know there would be a pre existing thread here somewhere about this but I don't have the time to look for it...

Sorry, can't be bothered/don't have the time to repeat my previous advice.


Shame on you!

What was the thread that your previous advice was in?


Okay, guess I needn't have bothered posting above... :roll:
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Re: Winter jacket or rain jacket and base layers?

Postby Nobody » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:39 pm

Summernight wrote:Okay, guess I needn't have bothered posting above... :roll:
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Re: Winter jacket or rain jacket and base layers?

Postby pawnii » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:12 pm

layers, layers, layers
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Re: Winter jacket or rain jacket and base layers?

Postby RobertFrith » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:46 pm

Some discussion here :D
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