Deep winter commute jacket that looks good off the bike?

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Deep winter commute jacket that looks good off the bike?

Postby theboykidney » Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:48 am

Hey folks,
Looking for something that will keep me toasty down around the 0 deg mark on the bike, but to save bringing a civilian jacket to work, I'd like it to look not too bikey when walking around town during the day.
Any pointers appreciated.
Cheers.

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Re: Deep winter commute jacket that looks good off the bike?

Postby freebs » Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:50 pm

http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/CLC ... ion_jacket

I got one of these a month ago and it is excellent. Warm and waterproof.


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Re: Deep winter commute jacket that looks good off the bike?

Postby northpole » Mon Nov 11, 2013 20:07 pm

Provided you layer up properly I reckon the Rapha Softshell is the neatest looking bike jacket off the bike. Pricey but great looking and not quite so hardcore bike jacket as the Hardshell IMO.

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Re: Deep winter commute jacket that looks good off the bike?

Postby jordan_217 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 20:42 pm

Vulpine CC are worth a look, a nice alternative to Rapha. I have one of their rain jackets and think its ace. I've never worn it on the bike but have no doubts it's up for the job.
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Re: Deep winter commute jacket that looks good off the bike?

Postby lewiskinch » Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:35 pm

If you want something a little cheaper, SWRVE do a decent jacket/hoody called the Milwaukee ES. It's £115 from alwaysriding.co.uk, mine has kept me dry and warm in pissing rain throughout the winter, just layer up a bit if it's extra cold.

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Re: Deep winter commute jacket that looks good off the bike?

Postby Monty Dog » Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:52 pm

Vulpine is nice looking kit and doesn't look too bikey. I nearly bought one, but as I already have about 6 winter bike jackets, couldn't really justify another.
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Re: Deep winter commute jacket that looks good off the bike?

Postby Teddy Westside » Fri Nov 15, 2013 17:04 pm

Shutt have a couple of nice looking jackets. I don't own either, so can't vouch for their winter credentials personally, but I'm tempted by the Active Softshell as I can't really justify the Performance Jacket.

Yes, they are black (albeit with some reflective piping) but I suppose that's what gives them the apres-ride appeal. If they even did one in a strong red colour, I would be even more keen on it.
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Re: Deep winter commute jacket that looks good off the bike?

Postby Stueys » Sat Nov 16, 2013 09:24 am

LegendLust wrote:http://www.rapha.cc/hardshell-jacket-1/


+1

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Re: Deep winter commute jacket that looks good off the bike?

Postby SloppySchleckonds » Sat Nov 16, 2013 09:27 am

You'll still look a thunder*unt wearing bike gear off the bike.
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Re: Deep winter commute jacket that looks good off the bike?

Postby Tiltzey Boy » Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:15 am

LegendLust wrote:http://www.rapha.cc/hardshell-jacket-1/


Just followed this link and almost choked on my coffee!

I hope Santa's feeling flush this Christmas!

Lovely looking jackets but the price! Wow!!

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Postby Daniel B » Sat Nov 16, 2013 18:02 pm

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Re: Deep winter commute jacket that looks good off the bike?

Postby Teddy Westside » Sat Nov 16, 2013 18:09 pm

SloppySchleckonds wrote:You'll still look a thunder*unt wearing bike gear off the bike.


http://www.shuttvr.com/shop/productdetail/Active-Softshell-Jacket/

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/dhb-sync-waterproof-jacket/

Just two examples to disprove that generalisation.
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Re: Deep winter commute jacket that looks good off the bike?

Postby GMB » Sat Nov 16, 2013 20:52 pm

Shutt VR have their own ebay page and are currently selling the softshell on there for £49.00 (new, undamaged, all sizes)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/shuttvr/m.htm ... 7675.l2562

rather than the £99.00 on their website.

I love Shutt's clothing. Absolute quality and looks really nice.
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Re: Deep winter commute jacket that looks good off the bike?

Postby Teddy Westside » Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:09 am

GMB wrote:Shutt VR have their own ebay page and are currently selling the softshell on there for £49.00...


I'd been keeping an eye on that as it happens. Finally pulled the trigger last night. Really, the only thing holding me back was it being black, but I bought a very cheap running vest in Aldi today which will go over the top when a reflective jacket would be a layer too far.

The only other Shutt item I own is the Pro short. Lovely pad (same as a certain Swiss company uses). Only complaint I have with that is the leg length is on the short side (excuse the pun) and rides up a bit. I don't really like the Sean Yates look! :lol: Image
Okay, it's not quite as bad as that. :)

Shutt were great with my order though. They were awaiting stock but put one pair onto the website so I could place an advance order. Great service. 8)
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Re: Deep winter commute jacket that looks good off the bike?

Postby MichaelW » Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:40 am

Paramo jackets are good for winter cycling.

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Re: Deep winter commute jacket that looks good off the bike?

Postby PaulG99 » Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:42 pm

I have just taken delivery of the Shutt VR Performance jacket and can confirm that it looks the mutts nuts both on and off the bike.

I used it at 1 deg with a merino base layer on underneath and was quite toasty. At lower temps I will use a long sleeve jersey aswell. I also had it on during a 30 minute heavy rain fall and it performed admirably. It is only listed as water resistant but I didn't see any ingress.

It's worth every penny of it's price, and they have it bundled with some Roubaix bib shorts at the moment too to make it even better value.

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Re: Deep winter commute jacket that looks good off the bike?

Postby Teddy Westside » Thu Nov 21, 2013 14:41 pm

Good to hear. Maybe I'll get one if that ever ends up as a clearance item! :lol:
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