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Old 17-11-2011, 11:38 AM
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been looking for a new jacket,its textile for me,but are these all singing all dancing jackets,that cost as much as a winter hack,any better at keeping the cold and rain out,better than say a jacket at 150
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Old 17-11-2011, 12:47 PM
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Fekk me. I'd want all singing all dancing for 150.

Depends on how long your commute is as to how much to spend on clobber.

Me, I wear a pair of ex forces gore tex over trousers and I've got two textile jackets (one 80, the other 50), so they can take turns drying out and army surplus gore tex boots. Never get wet but then my commute's only 15 miles each way?

For longer rides quality seems to make a difference.
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Old 17-11-2011, 01:06 PM
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if it's raining, i nick the birds car....

otherwise i just bung on a set of 15 Millets waterproofs over my normal clobber. (cut the hood off so it doesn't act like a kite/bucket).
not got wet yet.
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Old 17-11-2011, 07:31 PM
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leather jacket / trousers combo. jackett still good after 10 years all weather use cost 100 or so. Trousers were 15 off ebay. Treat with renapur leather balsm (needs doing 4 times a year for best results but Ive not done it for an age). Fairly waterproof for my 20 mile commute but if the heavens really open out with the Lidls waterproof bike suit overall thingy. That is amasingly warm and waterproof and doesn't let a drop though and is the bargin of the centuary at 12 or so. I'm out on the bike in stupid weather as no car licence and my leathers have outlasted 2 of my dads textile jacketts (not exactly cheap ones either) Textile jacketts seem to loose their waterproofness after a few years even when well protected from the weather by a bmw barn door fairing and bad weather car use. Leather is by far the best / most durable bike gear in my books
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Old 18-11-2011, 01:22 PM
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Agreed. I use my leather for all but the worst weather. Not got the textiles out yet this year (me leathers not big enough to get much under it see).

Plus leather allows you to slide if you have an off, where as textile grips the road and tumbles you like a demented dice. It's why racers all use em.
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Old 18-11-2011, 10:12 PM
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I use cheap waterproofs over leathers, works well enough for me
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Old 18-11-2011, 10:23 PM
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I get soaked to the skin almost every time I go out..Waterproofs and it runs down my neck to my crutch or the wind blows it in somehow..I stop riding and wring everything out, McDonalds hand driers are great for drying leather gloves enough to get them off, then they will dry the inside so you can get them back on.

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www.globalbikeonline.com.... or better the ebay shop http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Global-Bike-Online?_rdc=1
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Old 19-11-2011, 05:41 AM
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I use a car! Keeps you nice and warm in winter, and lovely and cool in the summer if you have aircon!

And ever so dry if it rains!

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Old 19-11-2011, 12:34 PM
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A car is all them things but at 300 price tag I've yet to see a runner that gets 70+ mpg and is under 100 to insure. Even after buying the kit a bike can look cheap. Oh yeah and 17 a year tax
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Old 19-11-2011, 03:25 PM
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I ride all year round (I don't have a car) and I always wear textile clothing. Unless it's hot then the leathers come out. Like with all things, you get what you pay for. I find Hein Gericke jackets to be the best value for money and one lasts me about three years. There again, I do on average 15,000 miles a year in all weathers so I buy the best I can. I've had a quick look on their website and found this -
http://www.hein-gericke.co.uk/clothi...e-schwarz.html

This one also looks ok and it has a high collar - http://www.hein-gericke.co.uk/clothi...e-schwarz.html
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