Autumn/winter softshell

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by mtweeman, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. mtweeman

    mtweeman New Member

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    Hi,

    I am looking for softshell with following features:
    - no membrane,
    - proper wind protection,
    - breathability as good as possible,
    - back part longer than front as it's supposed to be used on bike,
    - DWR coating.

    I think that Inov-8 Race Elite 315 Softshell Pro could be a good choice considering mentioned criterias.
    Anyway, I'm interested whether you have any experience with this model? Inov-8 is actually not so famous brand in Poland, hard to buy in stationary shop as well. I'd like to know in particular if it's sweaty and if I will be able to ride with backpack in it without causing any damage to this jacket.

    Any comments appreciated.
     


  2. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    It's a running jacket, designed for 'adventure' (trail) training and racing. I'm not sure the features and cut would translate well to cycling, but it might work for a more upright riding position such as a mountain bike or hybrid type bike might afford. You would just have to try it to see how well it worked.
     
  3. mtweeman

    mtweeman New Member

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    Yes, it would be used on mountain bike. I was told that perhaps it might have too short tail for cycling purposes. Maybe I will just buy it and test as you said. But in the meantime, do you have any other models to recommend on your mind?
     
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