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    Anyone wearing a Gill Adrenaline Jacket?

    I was in my local PB shop looking for a cool/cold weather jacket and found a Gill Adrenaline on the rack, which I bought. I liked it a lot because it fit my frame (6'4", 170lbs., 37" sleeve). Most of the other jackets that fit my shoulders were too short in the torso. The front of a Gore was above my navel. Larger sizes are too baggie.

    After doing some online research I found that this jacket is marketed as a waterproof rain jacket. According to the company, it's designated waterproof because it has taped seams. The jacket is made from eVENT 3 material, which they claim is very breathable, has pit zips and weighs 380 grams. It's a bit more substantial than a shell and would be a tight fit stuffed into a jersey pocket.

    Is this jacket a good choice for riding in 30-45 F degree temperatures? Will I get too, warm? Since I never interentionally ride in the rain the waterproof features are less iof a consideration.

    Thanks for any feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slim Chance
    I was in my local PB shop looking for a cool/cold weather jacket and found a Gill Adrenaline on the rack, which I bought. I liked it a lot because it fit my frame (6'4", 170lbs., 37" sleeve). Most of the other jackets that fit my shoulders were too short in the torso. The front of a Gore was above my navel. Larger sizes are too baggie.

    After doing some online research I found that this jacket is marketed as a waterproof rain jacket. According to the company, it's designated waterproof because it has taped seams. The jacket is made from eVENT 3 material, which they claim is very breathable, has pit zips and weighs 380 grams. It's a bit more substantial than a shell and would be a tight fit stuffed into a jersey pocket.

    Is this jacket a good choice for riding in 30-45 F degree temperatures? Will I get too, warm? Since I never interentionally ride in the rain the waterproof features are less iof a consideration.

    Thanks for any feedback.
    I have one of these jackets. I bought it primarily for riding in the rain, and it's great for this purpose -- eVENT really is far more breathable than Gore-Tex, and the pit zips help vent if you're really sweating. I don't know if the jacket will be very useful at the upper end of your temperature range (personally, I would just wear a tight-fitting insulating layer at 45 degrees), but I think it would serve as a decent windbreaker at the lower end.

    The main reason to get a jacket like this is for rain. In general I wouldn't recommend a waterproof jacket for normal (non-rain) use, because even the best of them won't breathe as well as a non-waterproof fabrics, so you'll get more sweat/water buildup. But at the colder end of the range (30 degrees), sweat might not be a big concern. For biking in very cold conditions, it is actually an advantage that the membrane in a WP jacket completely blocks wind (a regular nylon shell will let some air pass through).

    Hope that helps...

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    Yes it does help

    Winstonc,

    Thank you for your reply. This jacket probably isn't ideal for my needs, but it fits. I agree that it is probably overkill for temperatures above 40 F. I usually just wear a ss base t-shirt, ss jersey, arm & leg warmers and a ss nylon pull over when I ride in the lower 40s. I will have to give this some more thought and perhaps take it out for a ride. The clerk at PB said I could return it if I wasn't happy.

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    Good jacket, but don't crash in it like I did cause it seems to tear easily.

    Another small minus is that it stains easily. I went mountain biking in it, got muddy, and spent some time afterwards at home scrubbing the dirt out.

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