Cycling jacket

eldarpeldarp Posts: 3
edited October 2019 in Road beginners
I buy a bike jacket so I have a dilemma between the two models so I would ask if anyone has experience with the same to share their opinion. I need the jacket for temperatures of 5-15 ° C for these cold autumn mornings.
I choose between:

1. Bontrager Velocis S1

2. Endura Pro SL Thermal II

If there is any other suggestion feel free to suggest.

Thanks in advance for your help

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  • fenixfenix Posts: 4,810
    I have a slightly earlier version of this - https://www.wiggle.co.uk/dhb-aeron-equinox-softshell/

    It gets a lot of use around about now. In fact I don't think I needed my full winter jacket last year ?

    It would be too warm at 15 degrees mind you - but I think any jacket that covers you for 5 degrees would be.

    Do you have armwarmers ? https://www.prendas.co.uk/products/pren ... rm-warmers
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 10,710
    eldarp wrote:
    I need the jacket for temperatures of 5-15 ° C for these cold autumn mornings.
    I choose between:

    Sounds like two jackets to me. A jacket that would work in 5c would probably see you overheating at anything over 8-10c..
  • step83step83 Posts: 3,531
    Both windproof

    https://galibier.cc/product/gino-pro-wind-jacket/

    https://www.wiggle.co.uk/castelli-transition-jacket/

    Not windproof

    https://www.wiggle.co.uk/morvelo-strand ... ve-jersey/

    DHB used to carry some jackets similar to the above that were wind proof which made them great for this temps and below if you put on another layer. Other option would be a Gilet?
  • eldarpeldarp Posts: 3
    step83 wrote:
    Both windproof

    https://galibier.cc/product/gino-pro-wind-jacket/

    https://www.wiggle.co.uk/castelli-transition-jacket/

    Not windproof

    https://www.wiggle.co.uk/morvelo-strand ... ve-jersey/

    DHB used to carry some jackets similar to the above that were wind proof which made them great for this temps and below if you put on another layer. Other option would be a Gilet?
    Thank you. Castelli Transition is very interesting to me. I'll take her into consideration as well. As things stand now, I'll probably choose between Casteli and Bontrager.
  • edward.sedward.s Posts: 114
    Stolen Goat climb-and-conquer? https://stolengoat.com/product-category ... g-jackets/

    Very pleased with mine, managed to pick it up half price as an ex demo.
  • navrig2navrig2 Posts: 1,462
    Castelli Perfetto.

    On its own at the upper temps and with a merino baselayer at the lower temps.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 10,046
    I got one of these a couple of years ago and have found no reason to replace it.
    Works from ice to 8 deg for me, best of all, it has never rained while I've had it on. Jinxed now. :evil:
    https://www.aldi.co.uk/men%27s-performa ... 3299942600
    I use a lightweight jacket for when the temp will be above 8 deg.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 37,650
    The Aldi stuff is pretty good vfm. Just added another merino base layer from there and I bought 2 pairs of the merino socks last year. Wish I had bought more; they're just nice to wear all the time.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • navrig2 wrote:
    Castelli Perfetto.

    On its own at the upper temps and with a merino baselayer at the lower temps.

    Same. Then with packable waterproof for wet (or cold descents to keep all the wind off) and buff/warm gloves as required for lower temperatures.

    I don't think I wore a jacket other than the waterproof last winter.
    and then the next thing you know
  • navrig2navrig2 Posts: 1,462
    navrig2 wrote:
    Castelli Perfetto.

    On its own at the upper temps and with a merino baselayer at the lower temps.

    Same. Then with packable waterproof for wet (or cold descents to keep all the wind off) and buff/warm gloves as required for lower temperatures.

    I don't think I wore a jacket other than the waterproof last winter.

    For light to medium rain I don't bother with a waterproof. The Perfetto has a good DWR when clean and sheds rain quite well. The only problem is that the pocket holes don't drain quickly enough so anything in the pocket has to be waterproof or bagged.

    It's not cheap though. I got mine in the Black Friday sales two years ago at half price. I wouldn't pay full price.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 37,650
    A very good and cheaper option to the Perfetto/other Castelli jackets is the DHB all weather*.
    I cannot praise it enough. I have both the Espresso 4 and the DHB and I think that the DHB is slightly more versatile.
    Couldn't get on with the Alpha so I sold it and put the money towards the Espresso 4, which is A1.

    *Yes, I know it's really a softshell.

    For the OP, this might be of interest:

    https://road.cc/content/buyers-guide/21 ... ng-jackets
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • navrig2 wrote:
    navrig2 wrote:
    Castelli Perfetto.

    On its own at the upper temps and with a merino baselayer at the lower temps.

    Same. Then with packable waterproof for wet (or cold descents to keep all the wind off) and buff/warm gloves as required for lower temperatures.

    I don't think I wore a jacket other than the waterproof last winter.

    For light to medium rain I don't bother with a waterproof. The Perfetto has a good DWR when clean and sheds rain quite well. The only problem is that the pocket holes don't drain quickly enough so anything in the pocket has to be waterproof or bagged.

    It's not cheap though. I got mine in the Black Friday sales two years ago at half price. I wouldn't pay full price.

    To be honest, mine is from when it was a long sleeved Gabba. Still going ok after 4 years except for the hole in the back where it fell off its bike, I much prefer it to the short sleeve gabba or the endura equivalent.
    and then the next thing you know
  • DHB Rain Defence softshell for me all winter and spring last year. Works a treat.
  • drhaggisdrhaggis Posts: 782
    Perfettos are awesome for those conditions. If not, Gabbas with warm arm warmers. My Gabba 3 w/ Sportful Norain arm warmers is about as warm as my Perfetto.

    Having said that, Perfettos have just been refreshed, with the current one being "Perfetto ROS". Clearance took place in September, where you could get Gabbas or Perfettos at 50% off or more. The remaining ones aren't such a good buy, while the ROS versions have a newer fabric (Gore Infinium instead of Gore Windstopper Xlite or so). I guess it'll be an improvement, but who knows. In any case, I haven't seen the ROS discounted anywhere... and there's still a month to black Friday.

    As a somewhat cheaper option, and mirroring the comments above, dhb have been good in my experience. Am very satisfied with the dhb Aeron Full Protection jacket. It is no longer available, and would have been too warm above 6 C. However, I reckon the [url=https://www.wiggle.co.uk/dhb-aeron-all-winter-softshell-jacket/]dhb aeron all winter jacket[/url] would fit the bill below 10-12 C. Mind you, no direct experience with it.
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