Spring & Summer Apparel Sale—Save Up to 40% on the season's best »
  • Free Shipping on orders over $50*
  • 100% Guaranteed Returns

Gear Question

I love the look of this jacket. I have...

Posted on

I love the look of this jacket. I have two questions, is it only for winter riding or can it also be used on fall rainy days? Is it waterproof?

Also, I live in Canada, is it possible to ship to Canada and what is the return procedure if it doesn't fit?

Thanks
Sarah

Responded on

A) Its description claims it is for cold weather cycling...I live in the lower Great Lakes Area (snow belt) and I would definitely recommend a good merino wool base layer, or Gore's Windstopper zip mock, in addition to a good winter jersey. Gore is the best foul weather protection. I also like Giordana FR-C winter apparel. You may want to consider a good warm jacket, jersy, base layer, and if its' really nasty, I wear the Gore ALP-X 2.0 Jacket over all. You want to also thing about protection for you legs, in the same manor. Again, Gore offeres water proof cycling over pants, too (note: if you use these, get a good leg band/strap to keep your pant leg out of chain trouble (Deuter makes a really good one $11.00 U.S.). A balaclava may be needed at times, and "lobster" type mits for your hands are warmer than single finger gloves. Gore also offers (fall/winter) their "WindstopperUniversal Thermal Cap" that fits under helmet, covers ears, and has little side slots for the arms of your glasses to fit in, thereby prohibiting gaps/cold wind! Covers your forehead well, and is warm, to boot. Clever, and it works. Shoe covers will help you, too.
Hope This Helps Your Next Fall/Winter Rides! Be Safe & Comfortable!