So good you'll want two!
I purchased one of these last year and rode with it as a daily commuter jacket. It is still in great condition (except for a greasy chainring mark) and going strong. Very-visible makes the wife happy :-) My motto is when you find something you like, buy two! This is good enough to live up to that motto. Good for teens (layered) to about 60F as a vest.
Got this as a birthday gift, and I almost tried to return it because it seemed a bit too long in the rear. What a mistake that would have been - this jacket is amazing. The lighter weight windstopper fabric makes it ideal for layering, and the zip-off sleeves are great. If you only have to lose a bit of heat, the sleeve zips can double as pit zips - a nice (intentional?) design feature. The back panel is not windstopper, but a midweight jersey material that vents excess heat and moisture really effectively. Also, I love that it has three proper jersey pockets - I'm not a fan of the zippered pockets so many other jackets have.This weekend, I was out all day in near freezing temps with only this, a midweight thermofleece jersey, and a silkweight base layer T - and I was comfy as can be.BONUS: My riding buddy says the reflective panels make me look like a character from TRON at night. Cool.
I now understand why this is such a popular jacket! Excellent fit, I'm 6' 180lbs and the Large fits nice...not tight , but a comfortably snug semi race fit. I don't like my clothes flapping around while I'm riding. As far as performance, wore it this morning with temps hovering just @ 40 degrees with a base layer and it was PERFECT! Had some head wind at about 10/15mph and the Windstopper material handled it with no problem! I am very satisfied! EXCELLENT JACKET!
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