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    Wind vest recommendations

    I would greatly appreciate some recommendations for a good wind vest for the upcoming fall/winter riding. I live in southern Michigan and would like to ride throughout the winter when the road conditions are good. I plan on getting an Assos jacket for when the temperatures dip really low. I would like a vest that is form fitting and will not balloon up when riding. One option I was looking at is the Giordana FormaRed Carbon vest (http://www.competitivecyclist.com/ro...23.139.0.html). Thanks.

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    R B R Vest of course

    Quote Originally Posted by CO Mac
    I would greatly appreciate some recommendations for a good wind vest for the upcoming fall/winter riding...
    Windproof front, mesh back, packs small, zipper from bottom and top, visiblity. Need to be able to fold it up small and stuff in a jersey pocket as termperature changes so I prefer a vest with no pockets since they just add bulk.. When thinking visibility be aware of spring (green), fall (orange/yellow) and winter (white) colors and think of the contrast you may want.

    The vest you referenced is overpriced and the wrong color (black).

    Voler makes some nice vests:

    http://www.velowear.com/products/1010920PRTXSM.aspx

    or

    http://www.velowear.com/products/1010852PRTLRG.aspx



    Another option in warmer temps is to just stuff a piece of a tyvek mailing envelope inside the chest of your jersey.
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    Thanks for the recommendation. If I were to get that Giordana I would definitely get it in green. I hadn't looked at velowear, but it looks nice. I saw they sell one in green as well. I was looking around a little more and came across this Castelli http://www.realcyclist.com/castelli-leggero-vest-mens. I think I will probably go with it.

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    Boure is a nice company to deal with as well:
    http://www.boure.com/5100.html

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    Why not just get the Assos vest to match the jacket? Oh wait, it's expensive but it's one of the best vest I ever own. It doesn't flop around in the wind. It's form fitting but doesn't restraint movements on the shoulders. The material they put on the front definitely blocks the wind.

    The assos vest is a tough call given the cost, but if you find one on sale it's well worth it. I got mine this spring for 40% off from last year's inventory.

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    Of all the vests I've owned, this is one of my favorites!

    Gore Bike Wear COUNTDOWN AS Vest

    •WINDSTOPPER® Active Shell
    •High collar, ergonomically shaped
    •Shifted seams for less chafing
    •Zip with semi-lock slider
    •Zip-underflap and zip-port
    •Napoleon pocket with concealed zip
    •2-compartment patch pockets on back
    •2 side openings in back for easy access to jersey pockets
    •Mesh insert in back for optimum ventilation
    •Abrasion resistant elastic binding on hem and armhole
    •Reflective piping on front and back
    •Reflective logo on front and back

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    Quote Originally Posted by MerlinAma
    Of all the vests I've owned, this is one of my favorites!

    Gore Bike Wear COUNTDOWN AS Vest

    •WINDSTOPPER® Active Shell
    •High collar, ergonomically shaped
    •Shifted seams for less chafing
    •Zip with semi-lock slider
    •Zip-underflap and zip-port
    •Napoleon pocket with concealed zip
    •2-compartment patch pockets on back
    •2 side openings in back for easy access to jersey pockets
    •Mesh insert in back for optimum ventilation
    •Abrasion resistant elastic binding on hem and armhole
    •Reflective piping on front and back
    •Reflective logo on front and back
    Was looking at this one myself but couldn't tell if it has double zippers. Based on my experience w/ the jacket I wound up getting being able to unzip from the waist and/or neck seems like a feature that would be really nice from a temperature control perspective.

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    If you want to kill two birds with one stone the Gore jacket where the sleeves zip off to become a vest is really good IMO.

    It may be a little heavy/warm for what you want though. It's not the type of thing you could comfortably put into a pocket or wear much above, oh I don't know, 45 f or so.

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    I actually looked at that very GORE jacket. I did not like it however because it was a little more baggy than I would like it to be.

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    I wear a Cannondale Morphis- windproof vest/jacket with sleeves that attach via magnets. It does the trick for me in SE MI. I like mine (white) so much that I may get a 2nd. Probikekit.com has a few on sale/clearance.

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    LG Atmos has been awesome for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RUV
    I wear a Cannondale Morphis- windproof vest/jacket with sleeves that attach via magnets. It does the trick for me in SE MI. I like mine (white) so much that I may get a 2nd. Probikekit.com has a few on sale/clearance.
    That's a good looking jacket. Thanks for the heads up on that.

    Whoa...that's quite a sale this place is having! http://brandscycle.com/product/10-ca...hell-14323.htm

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