Need an awesome cycling jacket
October 11, 2012 8:28 AM Subscribe
Help me find a good lightweight cycling jacket for surviving bitter Midwestern winters.
posted by deathpanels to Health & Fitness (13 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I ride a bicycle to work almost every day, all year long. Typically I wear a heavy termal sweatshirt, which works okay most of the year, but this hasn't been working so well for rainy days – on those days, I've been throwing a rain jacket on top, but my rain jacket recently gave up the ghost so I figure it's a good opportunity to buy a real cycling jacket. I live in Chicago, notorious for unpredictable temp drops. What's a good garment for this purpose?
Here is a list of features my ideal jacket/coat would offer:
- Warm enough for sub-freezing temperatures.
- Waterproof (or damn near close)
- Capable of zipping up to my neck