Aero Jacket

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Aero Jacket

Postby AP81 » Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:34 pm

I have an Altura jacket which has served me well for 3 years, but the zip is finally dying. My only issue with the jacket is that it is a bit flappy and catches the wind a bit, despite being quite well fitted in the torso.

I'm even consider just getting a long sleeve compression top (skins) and a getting a separate rain overcoat for when it rains.

Can anyone recommend me a slim fitting jacket that is rainproof? Any other suggestions?
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Re: Aero Jacket

Postby MattyK » Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:32 pm

Gore Oxygen Active Jacket.
http://road.cc/content/review/74764-gor ... -gt-jacket
http://www.bikeradar.com/au/road/gear/c ... -12-45146/

Excellent cut for riding. I usually wear it over just a base layer, maybe one more layer if it's really cold.

My only complaint is it doesn't have any pockets, but as long as your jersey does you can still reach up under it.

I'm 184cm tall and got a large, though there is heaps of length in the sleeves and tail; it's well fitted but I'm quite slim and probably could have gone down another size still.
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Re: Aero Jacket

Postby AP81 » Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:45 pm

Nice. Looks good! Thanks heaps
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Re: Aero Jacket

Postby MattyK » Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:57 pm

Oh, and someone else will be by soon to say "Showerspass Elite"...
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Re: Aero Jacket

Postby Dirty32 » Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:08 am

Castelli Gabba always gets rave reviews, including many well published reports of those in the pro peloton who are sponsored by other team clothing manufacturers wearing them in cold / changeable conditions (although colouring in any Castelli branding with a black marker).

It is almost a race cut jacket though and they arent particularly cheap (not sure how much you are wanting to spend), although can be found on sale from time to time...

What also might appeal is that they offer a convertible jacket. The arms have zips and thus can be worn as a full jacket or as more of a short sleeved jacket if it starts to get too warm.
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Re: Aero Jacket

Postby grimbo » Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:40 pm

I've got the Ground Effect Turbine http://www.groundeffect.co.nz/product/RAI/TUR which is snug and comfy.
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Re: Aero Jacket

Postby AP81 » Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:39 pm

grimbo wrote:I've got the Ground Effect Turbine http://www.groundeffect.co.nz/product/RAI/TUR which is snug and comfy.


Grimbo, followed your advice and got this jacket. Very nice indeed. Happy with the fit and quality. Actually made in NZ too.
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