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David S.

David S.

David S.

David S.wrote a review of on February 9, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I was struggling to find a good alternative to knee/leg warmers to extend the usefulness of my summer bib shorts. My strategy is to keep the upper leg and torso a bit warmer. Knee warmers often leave the bib part too cool. These tights add an extra layer over the shorts portion, let the bib short chamois do their work, and add a bit of protection over the rest of the leg. Great for 50F plus. I personally don't like thermal fleece layering due to the heat/moisture build up and lack of wind protection, so this is a better alternative. As with other Pearl Izumi products, I find it runs a little long for the size, but given the stretchability of the fabric, it is fine.

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David S.

David S.wrote a review of on February 9, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I hesitate to write a review because I returned this, but for those concerned about fit, I found the sleeve length, much, much longer than other brands for the same size (I wear a range - Assos, Castelli, Gore, Capo, Endura). I ordered a small, and returned it because the torso fit exact, but the sleeves were easily two inches too long. Because this product is not a stretch fabric, the issue was more evident. I did not order a smaller size because the torso would not fit. Note, I did like the fabric and design.

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David S.wrote a review of on February 9, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I really like this base layer as a way of making other parts of my cycling wardrobe more versatile. Basically, I like to have wind stopping as a core way to deal with cooler temperatures. Straight thermal insulation, for me, tends to too hot under hard efforts (climbs) and not enough at speed (descents). I can combine this jersey under tops that don't have wind stopping to deal with those 50F plus conditions effectively. Lately I have found Gore has leaned toward race fit, so Medium worked well, where small often works in other brands.

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David S.

David S.wrote a review of on February 9, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Fit is solid, but on the small side for Gore. I often wear Small, but found Medium is just right. This is a great Fall-Winter (in CA)-Spring jersey. The insulation and windstopping combination makes it work well in many conditions. I like it in the low 50s under high effort - breathes well, keeps warm due to wind blocking at high speed. I find thermal (fleeced) uppers too warm, as they retain moisture and heat under harder effort, yet not great when you have a long descent.

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David S.

David S.wrote a review of on February 9, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

My kids were really skeptical when they saw me in this at first, but the theory works, and no one has to see you when you have your jersey over it. I have mostly used it in cool/cold weather. It does actually trap air as an insulator in the mesh. The effect depends on the breathability of the layer above, so your layering approach is important. For cool/cold, I find it works really well under a wind blocking upper, multiplying the insulation while keeping a high degree of breathability and sweat removal. Under a highly porous summer jersey, it won't do much to keep you warm. As it is designed, it might have the opposite effect there. While I find Castelli uppers to run small, so I need a medium, this baselayer worked well for me as a small.

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David S.

David S.wrote a review of on February 9, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've used a variety of packable jackets, and this is the one I will use from now on, under any condition, rain or shine. The only downside is the color - I prefer better visibility for safety. It works well over long or short, and have had way less issues with moisture build-up (breathability) than other shells/jackets. It is a bit less packable, so you need to stop to fold and wrap it up, but not too bad. The fit was *reasonably* fitted so there isn't much flapping around for me (small on a 5' 8", 150 frame). It is crafted to fit correctly when in the riding position, so pulls a little when standing off the bike. Will be killer once they can manufacture in colors other than garbage bag dark grey.

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David S.

David S.wrote a review of on February 9, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Very pleased with the versatility of this jacket. Jersey is a lot like the Gabba, which I use in both fair and poor weather. Jacket is surprisingly breathable, so have used from 40s up to high 50s without a problem, sunny or not. Love the visibility of the Yellow flourescent color. Sizing runs small, so Medium fits well - over a baselayer or short sleeve jersey. I normally size to small in other brands.

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