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Winter Jacket for 0 to -10C

Old 01-23-21, 04:05 PM
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Winter Jacket for 0 to -10C

My Gore jacket is 10 yrs old and way too big now that Iíve thinned out. Itís a soft shell with windstopper and some thermal properties. Itís good down to -10C with both a thin and thick base layer underneath. One warm base layer keeps me warm down to -3C.

I searched quite a bit for existing offerings and Iím a bit confused my mixed reviews and claimed temp ranges from manufacturers and customers (I love when people from California talk about winter gear lol).

If you live where itís as cold as our winters here in Toronto area of Canada, what is your jacket of choice and what do you layer underneath?

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Old 01-23-21, 05:44 PM
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I lived in LA for 3 years. Whenever it was going to hit 55 degrees the news weather stations went nuts with commercials calling it a 'blast of winter'. After I rode to work at the grocery store in shorts, everyone was wearing their ski outfits, full winter jackets with the furry hoods and big thick gloves. Pretty funny.
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Old 01-24-21, 12:50 PM
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For balmy winter days that are from 0C to -10C I wear a polyester fleece jacket and maybe a merino wool t-shirt under the jacket. That is actually great winter weather, since you know that it will not rain on your parade.
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-10C you can get away with just any thick but lightweight fleece jacket. Your body gets warm quickly so get the ones that have those armpit zippers that can vent about 30 min into a ride.
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Can’t you make your "thin + thick base layer" work with a (new) shell jacket, by adding a midlayer (e.g. fleece)? That, and of course taking very much care of your extremities.
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Originally Posted by DangerousDanR View Post
For balmy winter days that are from 0C to -10C I wear a polyester fleece jacket and maybe a merino wool t-shirt under the jacket. That is actually great winter weather, since you know that it will not rain on your parade.
This...

I do the same, but for colder temps. I purposefully bought a "roomy" softshell jacket so I could add my ~10įC fleece outer layer as a middle layer on very cold days (< -10įC). The softshell, for me, with a baselayer covers me from about -10 - +10įC, though it is kind of baggy.
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Old 01-31-21, 10:33 AM
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Upstate NY. We only get below 0F about ten nights and two days per year. There are mountains in California, so there might be a small percentage of its population that actually know what winter is... but anyone in Kentucky, Virginia... sheesh.

Bontrager RXL Convertible 180 is what I use. Thin merino base + mid/heavy merino Icebreaker or Surly midlayer + pedaling somewhat hard and Iím good down to -15F. With a thin poly jersey itís useless above 30 unless I zip off the sleeves.

Itís less fragile than some cycling stuff Iíve got, but you still need to be kinda respectful toward it.

i think Iíve got four winters with it- 70-130 mile weeks- threads are starting to pull out here and there. I probably could get a fifth season out of it if I had to.
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I ended up getting the Gore Trail jacket. It has wind stopper and a nice lining. Plenty of pockets. Pretty happy with how it fits and feels. Should be plenty warm with 1 or 2 layers depending on conditions.
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Originally Posted by Noonievut View Post
I ended up getting the Gore Trail jacket. It has wind stopper and a nice lining. Plenty of pockets. Pretty happy with how it fits and feels. Should be plenty warm with 1 or 2 layers depending on conditions.
Is that one of these? Spendy.

https://www.gorewear.com/us/en-us/sh.../tops/jackets/
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Old 02-07-21, 06:01 PM
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I donít see the one on that link but it was regular US$220 and I paid under CAD$200 delivered to my door. Last Gore cycling jacket I had was 10 years old...lasting quality.
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I donít see the one on that link but it was regular US$220 and I paid under CAD$200 delivered to my door. Last Gore cycling jacket I had was 10 years old...lasting quality.
Looks like those are all out of stock anyways. Maybe it's a covid supply line thing. That $300 one looks nice but they only have a medium. if i could fit into a medium I would be needing to ride my bike in the winter! I'm tall though, finding jackets with long enough arms is always hard. I got this one from deluth (normal winter jacket) that has some kind of thin super insulation. I was excited that they had 2XL and 3XL and tall versions as well. In 20F I can wear that and a t-shirt and be plenty warm for a walk.
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Originally Posted by Bikewolf View Post
Canít you make your "thin + thick base layer" work with a (new) shell jacket, by adding a midlayer (e.g. fleece)? That, and of course taking very much care of your extremities.
This.

I'm very chary of buying or using bike clothing for a specific band of temperatures. Back BC (Covid, in this case), I'd commute to work at 14F (aka -10C), and had to make sure I room for at least one layer in the panniers for a return trip. Likewise, if I'm going to the trouble of gearing up for a weekend ride starting that cold, it's probably going to last a couple hours and it's usually much warmer coming home. Putting a lot of warmth into an outer layer makes the sweat or chill balance much more difficult.
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Old 02-08-21, 01:29 PM
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I'm cycling in Bavaria, Germany where the temperatures drop to about -10 or lower when it's cold - so far I went out up to about -5 celsius with my Assos Mille GT Ultraz Winter Jacket Evo and it worked quite well - had a wool base layer plus my summer jersey underneath and felt no cold (on the upper body at least) when descending with 50-60 km/h downhill with cold winds.
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Old 03-26-21, 10:55 AM
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Here in Wisconsin at that temp I use a Mountain Hardware soft shell as my core layer and add more are less layers depending upon the wind and terrain. It will take more work to keep your hands and feet warm than your core.
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Old 04-07-21, 02:05 PM
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Galibier Mistral Pro. Good down to -4 on its own and with a base layer and jersey can easily go far lower.
I have thier Mistral foul weather jacket and its boarderline magic, its waterproof and very breathable. Ive got goretex, omnitec, outdry and a few other "technical" waterproof fabrics and this stands at the top of the list with OutDry. With a thin poly t shirt or baselayer it works down to 2 degrees c, adding a merino baselayer lets it work brilliantly down to -5 degrees c. I have not tested it any lower yet.
There is no jacket of this quality at the price.
I have quite a few bits from them and everything is top quality.

https://www.galibier.cc/product/mistral-pro-jacket/
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