Canari Eclipse Bike Jacket - Men'sis rated4.8333out of5by6.
Rated5out of5byMSRfromGreat jacketI've used this jacket for almost three years in all types of weather but mainly 60 degrees and below. Works great as an outer shell. I've layered clothing under it and ridden in 10 degree F weather. The sleeves come off which is nice when it is warmer out. I would not say it is especially breathable but for my use I'm more concerned about being warm. I've ridden 2+ hours in the rain and temps in the 50s with this on - it is not water proof but kept out the wind and with correct layering I was comfortable. Visibility is great.
Date published: 2013-08-07
Rated5out of5byCheryl2001fromNice jacket!I selected this jacket as a gift. Very versatile, and the pockets are well-thought.
Date published: 2013-07-14
Rated5out of5byWknd AdvntrfromExcellent JacketI got this jacket primarily for the visibility of it, but upon wearing it I realized it is so much more. I have only used it during road cycling, but I plan to use it for mountain biking as well. The jacket provides more than adequate warmth and wind protection. I have used it in high 30s temps and did not get cold at all. Keep in mind that I had layered. The pockets are great for easy access and putting my snacks and phone in and they feel secure. I would highly recommend this jack for early spring and late fall rides. I have not used it in rain or warm temps yet. But I am sure it will perform great.
Date published: 2013-04-17
Rated4out of5byDeuceRiderfromComfortableIt is windproof and warm while riding. The color is highly visible! The zipper is small in size for average to large hands to operate.
Date published: 2013-02-20
Rated5out of5byGaryUsuallyfromSurprising PerformanceIt is early February here in Missouri. I have been using the Canari Eclipse jacket now for a few weeks and am still experimenting with the new-to-me dimension that a windproof layer adds to cold-weather cycling. The warmth that it adds by blocking the wind is very surprising. A total re-evaluation of what-to-wear for what-conditions is required.
My experimentaion thus far seems to have always opted for a warmer-than-needed configuation. Although the material is not coated, it is also not appreciably breathable - just as I have found most 'breathable' fabrics to be when used in highly aerobic activities. After one ride in 20-degree weather, ice (sweat?) flakes that had formed on the inside of the jacket 'rained' ('snowed'?) onto the floor when I pulled the jacket off. My insulating layers were soaked (but thankfully, still insulating). As I mentioned, I'm still experimenting!
That said, the Eclipse jacket works admirably. It blocks the wind, and from rinsing it out after a few rides, it seems that it would shed a light rain with no problem. The zippers all run very smoothly. And if conditions change, and taking off the arms isn't enough, the jacket stuffs into its own back pocket which contains an elastic waistbelt.
And what can I say about the color except that it is BRIGHT! I got the orange, which has the neon-essence of barrier flagging. And with the reflective piping (not to mention the attractive black contrasting material), 'they' won't be able to say they didn't see you!
If I had any complaint with this jacket, it would be that it is what it is - a jacket. It is not a form-fitting layer that cuts through the air without a ripple. Arm-material flapping on the downhill will occur. Peloton-boys need not apply. For the rest of us, this is a wonderful piece of cycling clothing that will be useful throughout the year.
Date published: 2013-02-06
Rated5out of5byRick 51fromWorks!Fits, works and is bright enough so car drivers have no excuse not to see me. Sleeves zip off to make a vest.
The not warm isn't really a con, after all it is just a shell.
I like it.
Date published: 2013-01-23
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Canari Eclipse Bike Jacket - Men's Customer Reviews