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Dion300
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What jackets do you throw over your jersey?

Been looking for something for a while leading into winter for the start of rides when it’s real cold.

Thinking just wind breaker type of jacket but anything you use that you’d recommend would help, obviously anything Moto branded adds an extra $100
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Dion300 wrote:What jackets do you throw over your jersey?

Been looking for something for a while leading into winter for the start of rides when it’s real cold.

Thinking just wind breaker type of jacket but anything you use that you’d recommend would help, obviously anything Moto branded adds an extra $100
I have a fox jacket I've had for years. It packs up small enough to fit in my camel back if I get hot. Mostly take the arms off and wear it as a vest.

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The thinner and lighter the better for me. I have an old nylon road bike jacket with armour and padding removed (packs down pretty small) for when it pours but not used very often. A big plastic type wind breaker (so can cover all your armour) that will pack up small is all you need as you warm up pretty quick when riding, especially the harder trails. For Tassie last year I didn't want to carry my road bike jacket so got a cheap and nasty poncho (floral design!) from kmart. I have mates that road into Blackwood I think and bought cheap windbreaker jackets mid ride from an op shop.
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What noodles said.. I use a proper PVC vest 100% water proof and windproof. With your arms free you don't get too hot and you can always unzip it. A high collar really helps when really cold at the start of a ride or to keep rain out.

Something like this but I cut the sleeves off https://www.mxstore.com.au/p/Thor-2023- ... 854-0327-c or https://www.mxstore.com.au/p/Nelson-Rig ... 7-860-12-b

You can also grab something like the fox shell like tracey mentioned and stick it in a fender bag and just pull it out if it rains.

I use high performance sleeveless thermals under my jersey, but if you have to ride transport in an emergency or something on a 2 deg day the wind will cut through you without a windproof top.
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Does the top one you sent through turn you into a steamed dim sim like these

https://www.peterstevens.com.au/whle502 ... MPEALw_wcB

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I can hardly comment;- except that:-
A coat needs to cover the crotch imo.
Wet-jewels no-comfort;- rock to balls.

Edit: 3 sentences containing 8cs total.
Fully a fluke: Could coin comparisons.
Do any riders wear crotch protection?
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Dion300 wrote: Fri May 10, 2024 2:10 pm Does the top one you sent through turn you into a steamed dim sim like these

https://www.peterstevens.com.au/whle502 ... MPEALw_wcB

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Yeah anything waterproof/windproof is going to cook you with the sleeves on. It's either take the sleeves off or leave it in a fender bag until things get really ugly.
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https://www.mxstore.com.au/p/Fasthouse- ... 083-0008-c?

Just picked this up. Was $100 off so thought why not - worth a shot
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