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    Novara Conversion Bike Jacket - Men's

    From foggy mornings to sunny afternoons, the lightweight, water-resistant and breathable Novara Conversion bike jacket converts to a vest to take changing riding conditions in stride. See details

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    Item # 834891

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    From foggy mornings to sunny afternoons, the lightweight, water-resistant and breathable Novara Conversion bike jacket converts to a vest to take changing riding conditions in stride.

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    From foggy mornings to sunny afternoons, the lightweight, water-resistant and breathable Novara Conversion bike jacket converts to a vest to take changing riding conditions in stride.

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    From foggy mornings to sunny afternoons, the lightweight, water-resistant and breathable Novara Conversion bike jacket converts to a vest to take changing riding conditions in stride.

    • Polyester microfiber shell is lightweight, water resistant and breathable; windproof to 23 mph
    • Durable water repellent finish causes water to bead up and roll off, fending off light rain showers and snow
    • Vented back yoke with mesh panel underneath enhances breathability
    • Mesh-lined back ensures breathable comfort
    • Stow detachable sleeves in large zippered back pocket; sleeves detach as 1 piece
    • Single zippered chest pocket provides easy access and storage of sunglasses and energy gel
    • Cut long in back for full coverage when you're in the riding position
    • Reflective piping increases visibility in low light
    • Seal in warmth with elastic stretch cuffs and 1-hand-adjustable drawcord hem
    • Polyester brushed tricot collar lies soft next to skin
    • Front zipper is backed by an internal stormflap to keep cold air from seeping through


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    Novara Conversion Bike Jacket - Men's Specs
    Best use
    Polyester / polyester blend
    51% polyester/49% recycled polyester
    Fabric type
    Shell fabric
    Shell lining fabric
    Sun-protective fabric
    Removable sleeves

    Novara Conversion Bike Jacket - Men's

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    Novara Conversion Bike Jacket - Men's is rated 4.2917 out of 5 by 24.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good cool-weather jacket This is a nice jacket that appears to be very well made and durable. I will probably never zip off the sleeves, but I was looking for a good cool-weather jacket. Despite the substantial-feeling material, it is not particularly warm, and if the temp is below about 40 degrees, you'll probably want a long-sleeve base layer. For colder weather, I would want a jacket with adjustable hook-and-loop wrist cuffs. So far I have worn it in light to moderate rain showers and the water resistance is impressive.
    Date published: 2014-04-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice jacket I ride mostly rail trails in PA and MD with some occasional roads into the city; approximately 70 miles per week. What I was looking for was a reasonably priced jacket that was lightweight, had high visibility, and could prevent the cold morning wind from getting through (I ride as low as 35 degrees and the windchill gets pretty bad). This jacket did everything I was looking for it to do. Also I needed the pockets for keys/credit card/driver's license, plus the chest pocket for my phone; when I ride alone and not on the roads I listen to music via my iPhone and wear bluetooth earbuds. Today I rode with the sleeves zipped off because it got up to about 80 degrees. It's a very nice option to be able to convert it into a vest.
    Date published: 2014-04-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from versatile, comfortable I bought this jacket a year ago, even before I bought my road bike. Now that I commute to work and ride home in the dark, I especially value the high visibility yellow color and reflective silver seams. The zippers have never given me any problems. The sleeves zip off, which makes the jacket double as a high visibility vest, as well as providing armpit ventilation. I have broad shoulders although I'm only 5-8, 165. The Large fits me perfectly--not tight in the shoulders, room for a fleece jacket underneath, not baggy in the torso, and sleeves are perfect length. Inside there is a vertical pocket which I find perfect for holding my headband. It's easy to retrieve while cycling and never falls out. I also wear the jacket cross country skiing and hiking on days when a long sleeve shirt or light fleece is all you need. Very warm. The only possible con is that the collar sticks up when it's unzipped, partially blocking my view in my helmet-mounted rearview mirror. But this isn't a fault of the jacket.
    Date published: 2014-04-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! Bought it 11/25/2012 Went for a ride 11/26/2012 45 degrees 4 mph wind. 1 shirt and 1 long sleeve shirt under the jacket. Perfect ride I was warm the whole time but not soaked in sweat! This is a WIND breaker. Does just that kick the winds as at 35mph air speed. Haven't tried it rain. Won't try it in rain. The material is too thin for rain. It is not meant to be for rain use. But a light drizzle for 10 miles or less I would imigine you would be fine. If you want a great wind breaker that will keep you warm. That converts into a vest, this jacket is perfect!For $40 it would get 5*****
    Date published: 2014-04-07
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Zipper - Weakest Link Zipper does not work very well. Splits open often although appears to be zipped properly. Wish I would have purchased a better quality windbreaker.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from the all purpose jacket This is a good all purpose jacket for general riding. It is great for bike touring and very versatile.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice jacket. Bought this on sale, once or twice reduced. For the money, it's a great jacket-- the convertable aspect of it is great. On a recent ride, I wore it to warm up, took off the sleeves, and the vest provided me with the perfect amount of exposure until I hit extended downhills on the BRP. Good stuff!
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The conversion is ingenious. Great fit. This is a great product. Fit is fabulous. Reflectivity is great. The conversion to a vest is amazing. Useful for biking and running. Price was reasonable.
    Date published: 2014-03-21

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