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Kevin L.

Kevin L.

Kevin L.

Kevin L.wrote a review of on March 19, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I'm 6'0, 178 lbs (33 inch waist, ~41 inch chest) and the Large fits great. It's "fitted," which keeps it from flapping in the wind but it isn't so tight that I can't wear a long-sleeved jersey underneath and still have good range of motion. I think it will work in the 45-55*F temperature range - maybe a bit higher with only a short-sleeved jersey.

This jacket is very light weight. The wrist cuffs are secure and the waist hits at the right spot - not too high or low. I like the high-visibility yellow and there are multiple reflective accents. The large, zippered rear pocket easily holds my gloves and skull cap when I shed them mid-ride.

The only missing feature is a dual-direction zipper so I can access my jersey pockets without unzipping from the top.

Thanks to Greg for helping me with my selection!

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Kevin L.

Kevin L.wrote a review of on March 19, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I read reviews about sizing problems with LG jackets but this one is spot-on. I'm 6'0", 178 lbs (33 inch waist and ~41 inch chest) and the Large fits great - it is "fitted," but not so much to where I don't have good range of motion. It's kept me comfortable in temps down to about 30*F with only a sleeveless base layer and a long-sleeved thermal jersey. I really like the stretchable wrist cuffs - they are comfortable and keep the cold air out.

The bright yellow is visible and the rear pockets are easily accessible. The zippered chest pocket and rear pocket are nice features. I haven't worn it when the reflective accents would be needed but I assume they'll do their job.

The only thing missing from this jacket is a dual-direction zipper. It's not critical but there are times I'd like to unzip from the bottom to access my jersey pockets.

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Kevin L.

Kevin L.wrote a review of on March 18, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

For reference, I wear size 13 athletic shoes (Adidas and Nike). I first ordered the LG Course Air Lite (size 48) which was too tight, especially the toe box. Greg recommended I try Lake shoes so I tried the Lake CX237 in size 48 but it was too wide, especially in the forefoot. After writing Greg about this, we decided to try the CX332 since it is a narrower shoe. Greg sent me both a 47 and 48 so I could determine which fit better. In the 47, my big toe on my larger foot slightly touched the front of the shoe. In the 48, I had about 1/4 inch from my big toe to the front. My smaller foot had just slightly more room but it was not excessive so I decided to keep the 48s.

I've ridden about 175 miles (30-40 miles each ride) in them and they have been nothing short of awesome. I've only ridden in Sidi shoes since I started riding about 15 years ago and I always just accepted that the toe box in cycling shoes would be constricting. This is not the case with Lake shoes and the difference is welcomed. My toes have room to spread out - it's not too much or loose at all. The carbon outsoles are stiff but the shoe is very comfortable. The quality and craftsmanship is also very good. I got the black shoes and they look classic.

I have heat molded the heels twice - the second time to fine-tune the fit - and there is no heel slippage at all. The kangaroo leather uppers are soft and conform to my feet very well. The Boa closure system works flawlessly.

I liked these so much I decided to buy a pair of Lake CX402s as well to have as a backup pair. I haven't ridden in these yet and I'll post a review about them after I put a few miles on them.

Greg was very knowledgeable and remained polite and very helpful throughout the whole process. Buy - RMA - buy - RMA...buy... I can't thank him enough.

Buy these shoes. You will not be disappointed.

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