by nittany005fromAwesome JacketThe greatest feature of this jacket is the ability to remove the sleeves without taking off the jacket. On a ride, I can make a quick stop to remove the sleeves and put them in the back pocket. Once it's too warm for the vest, I can roll up the vest and sleeves separately and store them in 2 of my bike jersey back pockets. I normally wear a medium, and the medium version of the jacket has a little extra room to allow for extra layers. What a versatile jacket!
Date published: 2013-03-20
Rated 5out of5
by klyjenfromLove love LOVE this jacketThis is the second of these that I own, because I was tired of waiting for the original jacket I own to come out of the laundry. I use this jacket as a top layer for running in the dead of winter (temps down to the single digits in Chicago) where I am wearing a thin wool long-sleeve and a t-shirt under the jacket. I also wear it running in spring and fall when the temps are more moderate and changeable -- being able to quickly pull off the sleeves and tie them around your waist without bulk is just awesome. And, of course, I wear it cycling; the body is long enough that it is comfortable when you're at or near aero positions, and when you're sitting up, it isn't so bulky that it creates a lot of noise with the wind. It really is just an awesome jacket. I bought my first on a whim, and I will likely buy another. I evangelize the jacket to everyone, and they love it!
If I'm looking for things that could be improved--thumb holes, especially for running, would be great. Also, if the pockets zipped DOWN to close, I'd be less paranoid about checking them constantly while running/cycling to ensure that they hadn't opened accidentally. And, finally, a version with a higher neck, or more of a neck, would be great in those colder months.
Date published: 2013-04-24
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