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    Novara Stowable Bike Jacket - Men's

    Consider it your security blanket for unpredictable weather—our featherweight Novara Stowable bike jacket is so comfortable and quiet, you'll forget you have it on! See details

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    Consider it your security blanket for unpredictable weather—our featherweight Novara Stowable bike jacket is so comfortable and quiet, you'll forget you have it on!

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    Consider it your security blanket for unpredictable weather—our featherweight Novara Stowable bike jacket is so comfortable and quiet, you'll forget you have it on!

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    Consider it your security blanket for unpredictable weather—our featherweight Novara Stowable bike jacket is so comfortable and quiet, you'll forget you have it on!

    • 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 and snow
    • 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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    Novara Stowable Bike Jacket - Men'sis rated3.375out of5by8.
    Rated1out of5byfromCompletely UselessI 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
    Rated5out of5byfromGreat light weight jacketI 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
    Rated4out of5byfromReview editGot 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
    Rated3out of5byfromnice for changing weatherReally nice as a extra layer to break the wind and keep warm, but then stow later as it warms up. Or vice versa. Not if it's going to rain, though, not waterproof! However, it flaps in the wind a lot as 20 mph or so, especially the sleeves. There may be a better option....
    Date published: 2013-10-02
    Rated5out of5byfromSuper 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
    Rated3out of5byfromnot waterproofvery basic, not for extensive cycling in the cold and rain, but compact, I'll give it that.
    Date published: 2012-10-17
    Rated3out of5byfromGood for dry conditionsI 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
    Rated3out of5byfromlight & compact, but not for wet weatherIt'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

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