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    Novara Stowable Bike Jacket - Men's

    So light and compact, you'll forget you're carrying the men's Novara Stowable Bike Jacket until you need it to fend off wind chill or light rain.

    • $59.50

    Item # 826562

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    • Recycled ripstop polyester fabric is tough enough to endure the daily grind; fabric is breathable, water resistant and windproof to 50 mph
    • Durable water repellent finish causes water to bead up and roll off, fending off light rain showers
    • 2 rear zippered pockets tote your cycling essentials and food; left pocket is slightly larger than right
    • Jacket is, well, stowable! Stuffs conveniently into its own rear pocket and then easily fits in your jersey pocket
    • Soft elastic binding at waist and neck keeps out wind and water
    • With a UPF 50+ rating, fabric provides excellent protection against harmful ultraviolet rays
    • Novara Stowable bike jacket has reflective detailing to increase visibility to motorists


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    Novara Stowable Bike Jacket - Men's Specs
    Best use
    Polyester / polyester blend
    Recycled polyester
    Fabric type
    Shell fabric
    Shell lining fabric
    Sun-protective fabric
    Removable sleeves

    Novara Stowable Bike Jacket - Men's

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    Rated 3.5556/5 based on 9 reviews
    Rated 1out of5
    by fromCompletely Useless I bought this jacket knowing I was going to be facing some inclimate weather on my bike. I was excited to use it, but when that weather hit I realized how useless the jacket was. It did not help protect much from the wind, and the light, steady rain that fell did not bead off, as described, but instead went straight through. The jacket then suctioned to my skin and held the water on my skin for the remainder of the ride.
    Date published: 2014-03-16
    Rated 3out of5
    by fromnot waterproof very basic, not for extensive cycling in the cold and rain, but compact, I'll give it that.
    Date published: 2012-10-17
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromReview edit Got to edit my review, below. It doesn't flap around too much if you put a Long Sleeve jersey and base layer underneath. I was trying it with just a short sleeve jersey, and that flaps around way too much at 20+ mph. For use with a short sleeve jersey, I think it's better just to go with a base layer that can be stowed in your jersey pocket when you heat up. Take this jacket only when you are already taking a long sleeve jersey, or something else long sleeved. All in all, a good, light weight extra layer that cuts the wind nicely and can be stuffed in your jersey pocket, for people who generally avoid the rainy days on recreational rides.
    Date published: 2013-10-08
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromSuper light with great wind protection! This jacket is great for early morning rides when you can experience significant temperature changes during the ride.
    Date published: 2013-05-22
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromGreat light weight jacket I like this jacket so much I bought one for my husband. He likes it because it is very light weight and can be stowed in a pocket or seat pack when not needed . It is also good in rain or wind. We almost never ride without them. I carry mine just in case I get cold. Great buy. I have washed mine numerous times and it looks great.
    Date published: 2013-11-09
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromGreat Product Very compact jacket. I started using it at the start of a bike ride, then when I began to warm up quickly and decided to remove the jacket, I can easily fold it very compactly and place it on a bike rack on my bike. Easily stowed away on the rack with lots of other room for my other gear. You may need to "flatten" it out after it's been folded for a while. But overall, I'm very satisfied with it.
    Date published: 2012-04-13
    Rated 3out of5
    by fromlight & compact, but not for wet weather It's lightweight and stows nicely, but is no more water resistant than a fleece. Expect to get soaked with 10 minutes of light rain, which is not good for a bicycle commuter on a schedule. I returned this after one wearing and am trying the REI Ultra Light Jacket. I would only recommend this for dry climates.
    Date published: 2012-09-05
    Rated 3out of5
    by fromGood for dry conditions I have owned this jacket for more than one year. On the positive side, it is very light weight, and windproof, and a good jacket for bike commuting on cool mornings. I also use it for running on cool days. The very lightweight fabric is very breathable, and the yellow color of my jacket is very visible. Because it is so very lightweight and packable, it's easy to take this along "just in case", or to remove it and stash it when you get too warm. On the negative side, this jacket is not waterproof, and isn't really even water resistant. When it rains, the water soaks through almost immediately, and then the jacket turns into a nearly transparent clinging shell (not a good look). I also have a small puncture hole in one arm; I honestly cannot remember when this happened, so I don't know whether it was negligence on my part, or because the fabric is very thin, or a combination of the two. However, I usually own jackets for more than one year before they start to get holes. On balance, if you live in a dry climate, then this would be worth a look. However, if you are looking for something that can protect you from rain, then it's better to look elsewhere.
    Date published: 2012-09-21

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