Which Winter / Windproof Jacket ??

chris217
chris217 Posts: 217
edited December 2010 in Road buying advice
bit of advice needed , i have only ever used Assos Airjack 851 which was ok but pricey.

the Gore stuff is good but i need at least 3 rear pockets.

any ideas / experiences ??

cheers

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  • Scrumple
    Scrumple Posts: 2,665
    Both discussed at length in the "winter jacket" thread(s)

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  • chris217
    chris217 Posts: 217
    Ahhh , thanks
  • Scrumple
    Scrumple Posts: 2,665
    As for 3 pockets, I think my phantom had 3?
    Would be a safe bet.

    Their website has good rear pics of all the road jackets (gorebikewear uk)
  • MichaelW
    MichaelW Posts: 2,164
    Ive never found the rear pockets on jackets to be much use. Maybe you are better off with a larger saddlebag.
  • Scrumple
    Scrumple Posts: 2,665
    you've never had an assos then
  • MichaelW wrote:
    Ive never found the rear pockets on jackets to be much use. Maybe you are better off with a larger saddlebag.

    Are you sure? How do you grab a gel/food or your wind/waterproof out of a saddle bag as you're riding!
  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Gore Tool - significantly warmer than an 851, has four rear pockets (one zipped), a chest pocket and pit-zips. Agree about saddlebags - once moving I don't want to stop unless absolutely necessary (e.g. punctures/mechanicals) as you keep warm that way.
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  • flasher
    flasher Posts: 1,734
    Gore stuff is hard to beat, great quality and good prices.

    Who do you think supplies top end technical materials?

    Gore Tex
    Gore Windstopper
    Gore Pac lite
    Gore Polartec
    etc. etc.
  • tool has, as stated, 4 pockets.
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  • RDB66
    RDB66 Posts: 492
    Got my Assos 851 ltd ed in the post today.

    Its got 5 pockets, 4 big and 1 zipped. Worth every penny.
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  • shakey88
    shakey88 Posts: 289
    5 pockets is a bit over the top in my opinion.
    Specialized element works for me.Totally windproof and showerproof.I carry an Altura pocket rocket for when it proper rains.
  • maddog 2
    maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    my mate has a Tool :shock: and rates it.

    I run an old N2S Phantom and just layer up well 8)
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  • AndyF16
    AndyF16 Posts: 506
    RDB66 wrote:
    Got my Assos 851 ltd ed in the post today .

    Ditto, but standard yellow, black looked cooler but got to think safety aintch! Not had chance to test it out yet as now away for the weekend :(
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  • RDB66
    RDB66 Posts: 492
    AndyF16 wrote:
    RDB66 wrote:
    Got my Assos 851 ltd ed in the post today .

    Ditto, but standard yellow, black looked cooler but got to think safety aintch! Not had chance to test it out yet as now away for the weekend :(


    Andy, i got the Revolution which is Orange n Black....Safety in mind !!
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