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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:32 am 
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I'm looking for some winter kit and ideally want a winter jacket with removable sleeves.

Ideally, I'm looking for something comparable to my Gore Alp X So jackets, which I'd be more than happy to buy more of, except they're so damn expensive.

Any ideas?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:09 am 
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I think you should define winter. For example here we do our winter rides about 0 to -7 celsius.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:39 am 
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Yeah, suppose I should.

Winter for me is anything from 0 - 5 degrees celsius, as my hands just can't handle anything colder.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:49 am 
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I have a 2xu winter jacket that the sleeves come off ... its awesome and if you couldn't remove the sleeves it would be too hot
I now have the SUGOI MAJIK and that works brilliantly for heavy downpours

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:54 pm 
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As always, I am going to go Castelli on this one, they have an exhaustive array of winter kit, and pretty much can handle just about any situation. I am saving my change now to upgrade my winter garb from all old team kits to some good winter kit that works.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:27 pm 
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I'm pretty much in that same boat. For many years I thought I was being frugal in buying cheaper kit, now I've come to realise the more expensive stuff really is a lot better.

I do quite like Castelli stuff. Do they make a winter jacket with removable sleeves?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:31 pm 
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The Gabba convertible has this, but I have not looked thru a lot of the others yet.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:54 pm 
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I'd be interested in the Castelli Elemento jacket for cold dry rides. Castelli just fits me very well, and their fabrics are usually up to the claims, in my experience. Unfortunately it's so fricking expensive that I can't even put it on the wishlist for Santa.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:33 pm 
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Just had a quick look at the Castelli Elemento. Looks nice but, damn, that's expensive. Makes the Gore jacket look cheap in comparison.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:52 pm 
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Castelli Zoncolan? I'm going for that and a Gabba this season


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:58 pm 
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I just got this Demarchi Jacket - http://www.competitivecyclist.com/de-ma ... ZXRzOjE6Mw

Very impressed with fit and quality. It's right up there with the best of them. I have really taken a liking to their clothing. Well made and fitting.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:11 pm 
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Does anywhere still sell the Gabba with removable sleeves? I've got the short sleeved version and it's awesome all round.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:18 am 
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You could just get Nanoflex arm warmers :-)

Castelli's Pazzo has zip-off arms, by the way.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:27 pm 
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kevinkalis wrote:
Does anywhere still sell the Gabba with removable sleeves? I've got the short sleeved version and it's awesome all round.


www.classiccycling.com

Check them out, email them, you will more than likely get the owner directly. They had the convertible earlier. He may still have some.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:30 am 
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wassertreter wrote:
You could just get Nanoflex arm warmers :-)


Already got 'em :D

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