I bought a winter jacket yesterday

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by Accy cyclist, 29 Jul 2012.

  1. I've been after a practical well recommended decent priced autumn/winter jacket for a while, so i bought one of these http://www.sigmasport.co.uk/p/21379/altura-night-vision-jacket/ . I bought it at a local bike shop for £69.90 which i thought was the going rate, then i found the one for a tenner less(Free p+p) on the link provided.:ohmy: Anyway, it's only available in same old fluorescent yellow on the websites, and seeing as black is the "in colour"...i got it in RAC man/postman fluorescent orange at the shop!:becool:
    I tried it out on a 25 mile run, in the wind,cloud and sunshine, with the odd shower. The temp was about 64F so it wasn't too warm but warm enough to sweat in a poor jacket, but this one must have got rid of 80% of my sweat. So come the colder months which is what it's intended for i should be sorted! :thumbsup:
     
  2. topcat1

    topcat1 vintage Mercian 2012

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    I've been buying a lot of winter kit lately using all of *the tour* discounts, best time to buy:addict:
     
  3. I wouldn't really call it a 'winter' jacket, as it doesn't have any thermal properties - it's just a plastic bag with a mesh lining. Good at being waterproof though, although you will still boil in it on long rides...even in winter... :smile:
     
  4. I didnt realise any of the tour gear was winter based cycling gear - and there are some handsome offers about at the moment - any chance of a link????????????? .....

    and a bit of advice to stop me spending £70 on a boil in the bag winter jacket would also come in handy, whats a 'gud un' thats well woth my hard earned cash?
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Accy cyclist

    Accy cyclist Guru

    It'll be a winter jacket when i stick a breathable(ish)fleece under it, and i'm not a sweaty type, even on long hot rides, so i'm happy!;)
     
  6. OP
    OP
    Accy cyclist

    Accy cyclist Guru

    I presume that if you want to keep out the rain you buy a plastic one. If you want to keep out the cold you buy a fleecy one. To buy them combined i've heard of silly prices like 190 quid Gore-Tex ones, and even then some of the reviews say that they're not perfect at either task. Believe me, unless you're exceptionally sweaty the Altura one is a decent jacket, and it has loads of "If you can't see me you must be blind or stupid" reflectors on!
     
  7. topcat1

    topcat1 vintage Mercian 2012

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    i was refering to the deals that were running during the tour

    eg extra 20% off for every day Sparticus wore yello
     
  8. Ok, thanks chaps :smile:
     
  9. cyberknight

    cyberknight As long as I breathe, I attack.

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    +1
    Even mid winter i only use a standard windproof with a long sleeve base layer +ss jersey on top as i find after a few miles the boil in the bag effect keeps me warm enough, when it got down to - 10 i had 2 base layers on though :smile:
     
  10. OP
    OP
    Accy cyclist

    Accy cyclist Guru

    I also wear a thin base layer and sometimes a cycle jersey for the extra pockets under a water proof jacket.:thumbsup: However i can't recall cycling in minus 10, or minus anything to come that! Are you talking about narrow road tyres in freezing conditions?:cold::ohmy:
     
  11. cyberknight

    cyberknight As long as I breathe, I attack.

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    Yes , done it on 23 mm road tyres two years ago when we had that prolonged cold spell the but i prefer to dig out the rigid MTB with conti travel contacts .I know that you can get spiked tyres but i get on ok with what i have , remember walking about a mile up a single track lane last winter as i mistakenly thought it would be clear enough to ride and it turned out to be slick ice....
     
  12. 'breathable' fleece won't be very breathable with one of those over it... ;)
     
  13. DrLex

    DrLex merely the moocher

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    Bought a Power Ranger-style Mavic Inferno winter jacket almost fortnight ago from CRC in their clearance & it's almost been 20deg+ ever since. Gone in the cupboard as a Chrimble gift to myself.

    Almost time for the "what winter lights" threads to start popping up...
     
  14. OP
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    Accy cyclist

    Accy cyclist Guru

    I can't keep trying to convince you so we'll leave it at that. I'm happy so that's what counts!:cheers:
     
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