[Yak] Favorite Wet... to torrential downpour Weather Jacket
BradMiter at earthlink.net
Sun May 8 17:37:53 CDT 2005
Oh yes, I forgot about the Burley Booties. Very good. We also have their
helmet cover which, at the time, fit over our visored helmets. The visor is
really great in the rain.
From: bikefridaywalter [mailto:roulez-libre at animail.net]
Sent: Sunday, May 08, 2005 5:43 PM
To: BradMiter at earthlink.net; 'andrejs ozolins'; yak at bikefriday.com
Subject: Re: RE: [Yak] Favorite Wet... to torrential downpour Weather Jacket
I'll third the Burley. Haven't ever tried
anything else because I never wanted anything
else. It's fantastic.
I've never tried anything other than Burley
pants, but I would like to. I have a pair of REI
fleece pants that have a vent on the back side of
the thigh and that's what I think the Burley's
need. I almost always sweat in them unless it's
a total torrential downpour.
I'll also say that as far as additional rain
gear, I would recommend a good cycling cap to
keep the wet out of your eyes; the Campy gloves I
mention on my blog though if it's really cold or
really constant hard rain you might want
something more substantial; fenders (see my rant
on these on the blog); neoprene booties (although
these are horrid when you're mountain biking);
and most importantly: no leather. Nothing is
worse than a soggy saddle or shoes. Leather just
has a way of retaining water-- and shrinking when
it finally dries. And then getting into the shoe
after that whole cycle has happened: yuck!
Lastly, if you want something really retro, check
out the Center for Appropriate Transport
(http://members.efn.org/~cat/) cuz they got
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