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 Post subject: Commuting Jacket
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:45 pm 
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Hello,

I'm planning to buy a new jacket. Having start commuting to work cycling I'm looking for something which can be comfortable during my rides. I like a lot the style of The North Face jackets and put an eye on the Apex Bionic Jacket or the Apex Android Hoodie Jacket :monkey:
What do you think? are good choices for riding?
I ride about 15 minute to work every morning plus other 15 minutes for my way back home, but I use the bike as only vehicle as well. So, sometimes I have to ride for 30 minutes or more, depends on my needs.
I don't like the usual cycling jackets because are to.. cycling?!? I am looking for something that I can use also for a walking or during my spare time.

Thank you for your help,

Gianluca


EDIT: I forgot to say that I ride a road bike. I don't know if it can help. Anyway I didn't set the bike in a too racing position.


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 Post subject: Re: Commuting Jacket
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:29 pm 
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I use an endura lightweight thing which is very comfy as it doesn't make me hot and it packs into a jersey pocket. the longest ride i have used it for was about 3 hours its pretty waterproof and keeps the wind off.

older than but very similar to this http://www.endura.co.uk/Product.aspx?de ... rod_id=137

incidently i rode in it the whole time i did a skills course with ukbikeskills so it is flexible enough for off road stuff too

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 Post subject: Re: Commuting Jacket
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:36 pm 
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It maybe a little pricey but im about to get this as after researching a few online it seems pretty much the best cycling jacket out right now. Its a softshell so will keep you warm and dry bar any full on torrential rain. The bonus for me is like you said it doesn't look like a cycling jacket but, its tailored to be exactly that with longer arms, deep hood and skirt bit at the back.


http://www.intrepidapparel.co.uk/ultima ... ell-jacket

also check out this one http://www.wiggle.co.uk/dhb-sync-waterp ... list.co.uk


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 Post subject: Re: Commuting Jacket
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:47 pm 
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Both of them looks fantastic joepud.
I was looking to the Madison Trail Softshell Jacket just 10 minutes ago. What do you think about it?

http://www.madison.cc/mountain/mens/jackets-and-gilets/trail-softshell-jacket

In olive green is captivative. At least in the pictures :eh:
I have to find them in a local shop (West London) to make a decision. Any tips on where I can find them?


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 Post subject: Re: Commuting Jacket
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:53 pm 
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To me all 3 of them look like you'd roast in them
especially if its not that cold out

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 Post subject: Re: Commuting Jacket
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:58 am 
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That's true but I'm thinking on use the jacket both for 30 minutes rides and during my journey off the bike. So I need something which can warm me if I'm waiting outside a place or walking around.
Do you know where I can find Madison, DHB and Intrepid apparels in London? I don't want to order the wrong size.


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 Post subject: Re: Commuting Jacket
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:35 am 
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Ah that makes sense.
be worth searching on the manufacturers websites.

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