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Old 11-24-2022, 06:30 AM
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Old 11-24-2022, 08:04 AM
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Loved this when I had it. Was too big going to pick up a smaller size. Can't beat this price!

https://www.cafeducycliste.com/en_us...antaloupe.html
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146 for a (nice looking) polyester sack with mesh is insanity 40 something maybe. When I raced most cycling clothing makers made something similar for our teams and they work well. I got my Perfetto for that price on sale.
Thanks!

AND - the orange and white striped one IS on sale for 43 bucks. For that price I will not argue.
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Old 11-24-2022, 08:19 AM
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Old 11-24-2022, 08:55 AM
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I like the rapha I cause the materials and zippers are substantial but you can still roll it up and put it in your jersey . I am in the market for a new wind jacket and will probably get one of there's too. I am definitely not a rapha fanboy but some pieces are truly great. I know some people are obsessed with the q365 as well.
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Old 11-24-2022, 10:13 AM
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These days, I check Voler first when looking at any new kit. I became a fan from many years of racing with their custom team kit. I have one of their wind vests, it's got pockets, zips from top and bottom, good snug fit with just enough stretch and ventilation across the back. Lemme guess, you ripped the zipper right? Voler has the best durable zippers of any kit I own- great kit with crap zippers drives me nuts. Made in USA so no child labor shenanigans, they're having a 20% off everything sale now. https://store.voler.com/collections/...oducts/1010l96
Another recommendation for the Voler wind vest.
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Old 11-25-2022, 03:33 PM
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I don't own a vest but could use one. On the cheaper side is the Castelli Squadra, but it only has side ventilation.

https://www.castelli-cycling.com/US/.../p/4521512_656

The Castelli Aria has back ventilation, but no bright colors.

https://www.competitivecyclist.com/c...aria-vest-mens
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Old 11-25-2022, 09:19 PM
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The 7Mesh Cypress Hybrid Vest is one of the best pieces of kit I own. The front doesn't stretch a ton, but the back does. The front has windstopper, and there are lower side zips you can pull down to access jersey pockets.

https://7mesh.com/cypress-hybrid-vest

Better than the Rapha lightweight (doesn't provide any warmth, whereas the Cypress can keep you warm in cold days/descents), the q36.5 (which is a bit tight and lets a lot of wind through), CHPT3 vest.

I was skeptical at first of the 7mesh before buying, but really happy.
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Old 11-25-2022, 09:48 PM
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The 7Mesh Cypress Hybrid Vest is one of the best pieces of kit I own. The front doesn't stretch a ton, but the back does. The front has windstopper, and there are lower side zips you can pull down to access jersey pockets.

https://7mesh.com/cypress-hybrid-vest

Better than the Rapha lightweight (doesn't provide any warmth, whereas the Cypress can keep you warm in cold days/descents), the q36.5 (which is a bit tight and lets a lot of wind through), CHPT3 vest.

I was skeptical at first of the 7mesh before buying, but really happy.

I have this one as well, super minimal and works very well.
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Old 11-29-2022, 03:52 PM
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Got the CdC vest today, Perfect! and especially for under 50 bucks!

Thanks for the recs.
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Old 11-29-2022, 04:20 PM
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If anyone is looking for a heavier weight one, I've had good experiences with the CdC Albertine and PEdALED Polartec Alpha vests.
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Old 11-29-2022, 05:06 PM
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I got my CdC vest today too. Super quick shipping from France!

I like it a lot, perfect for what I was looking for. Unexpected bonus feature is that there is a slash in the rear panel allowing quick access to jersey pockets. Very nice design.
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Old 12-01-2022, 12:07 AM
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Unexpected bonus feature is that there is a slash in the rear panel allowing quick access to jersey pockets. Very nice design.
Be careful with that slit in the back feature.
Like you I thought it was a great idea but.....

If the vest is not same brand as jersey then its likely the pockets will not exactly line up with the slits.

I have slipped my phone in thinking it was going in pocket...it was not

Luckily the vest waist band was tight enough to keep phone in vest

Truthfully I prefer a vest with rear pockets. It is not hard to later move things to jersey pockets if removing vest
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Old 12-01-2022, 05:50 AM
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I got my CdC vest today too. Super quick shipping from France!

I like it a lot, perfect for what I was looking for. Unexpected bonus feature is that there is a slash in the rear panel allowing quick access to jersey pockets. Very nice design.
Good deal! Yes. It is a great piece. CdC will never let you down.

Enjoy the warm miles brother.
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Old 12-01-2022, 10:49 AM
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Louis Garneau makes vests that have a cut-out in the lower back so that you can reach your jersey pockets. I have not used it but a few teams I have raced against have their kit and like that feature.
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Old 12-01-2022, 06:48 PM
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I like the rapha I cause the materials and zippers are substantial but you can still roll it up and put it in your jersey . I am in the market for a new wind jacket and will probably get one of there's too.
I'm not sure which item you're looking at, but if you don't live near a clubhouse to try one on then I strongly recommend that you buy multiple sizes (and maybe multiple items if there's more than one choice) to make sure that you get the one that fits well. They make it painless to return the things that don't work. I have a lot of Rapha kit and, while I'm now sure about sizing on most items, jackets are still a crapshoot. Depending on the model I can be S, M, or even L.

I have the classic wind jacket and it's one of my least used pieces. The body fit is ok but the sleeves are pretty tight so if I wear it while climbing and generate a bit of sweat (it doesn't breathe great) then the sleeves stick to my arms and it fails to do its job once descending.
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