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Which windstopper?

Discussion in 'Clothing & Safety Equipment' started by Frequent Flyer, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. Frequent Flyer

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    After a couple of chilly spring rides/resorting to quadruple baselayers in an attempt to keep warm and ending up with a stinking cold, can anyone recommend a thermal & wind proof baselayer that actually works?

    See the following on fleabay - any recommendations before I get one?

    RST - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262851261658

    Spada - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/311742141933

    Weise - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252372009993

    Or do I just get one of these and wear on the outside of my leathers and stop being so vain? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281794465216
     
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  4. Rab Base layers are awesome and will easily fit under leathers.
     
  5. gary1966

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    EDZ best I have ever had and pack down real small.
     
  6. farmer1

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    Being a complete cheapskate if it's really cold I use the thin foil zip out section of an old textile jacket which I had many years ago.
    Works a treat under my perforated leathers.
     
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  7. Frequent Flyer

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    Thanks for all the replies - shame I missed out on the £30 EDZ's as they sound great - shall take the kids to the bike shop next week to look at a few there before making my mind up completely, but good to hear the thin windstoppers are worth a go (with baselayers). Tried the inner liner trick, but mine doesn't zip together...
     
  8. volant

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    I reckon if you go for a outdoor company windstopper you'd save an awful lot and/or get a better one for the same price compared to motorcycling specific ones.

    I got a wind proof gilet from decathlon for £15 and it's very very good.

    I also go a windproof soft shell cycling jacket for £25 which is excellent. I use it for very cold biking and also cycling obviously, but more cumbersome due to an extra layer of sleeves. Normally you don't get cold arms, it's your core that needs the windproofing.

    Sports direct do a similar gilet for £15, although no idea of the quality or 'wind blocking' ability

    http://www.sportsdirect.com/gelert-shell-gilet-mens-443258?colcode=44325803
     
  9. Frequent Flyer

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    Had a bit of a kit sort out/try on today and I can get into my Spyke's while wearing baselayers, back & chest protector, with my TT fleece lined windstopper on - it is a bit of a squeeze though, so I have heeded the advice and gone the "bin liner" route/non motorbike support and got myself one of these http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/ribble-gilet-black-black-s/#pid=28787 along with some spare parts I needed for the cyclocross for free postage. See what it's like for £8, but thinking I can always combine it with a thin micro fleece or the TT jacket if more warmth is needed.
     
  10. Frequent Flyer

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    Well, tried the windstopper out today and my core did not feel cold at all - had the heated grips on over the Army ranges north of Brecon/Pen y fan, but my body temp was still comfy.

    Thanks for tips everyone - bin "style" windstoppers (with insulating layers) are the way forward!
     

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