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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:56 pm 
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Looking a new winter jacket and base layers for those cold 0-10degrees days.

I want sort of an all rounder type jacket - waterproof/windproof, windproof and warm.

Baselayers - Obviously something warm but will also wick away the sweat.

I have seen a few places doing Gabbas for £115 compared to the usual £185 but have been told that a Gabba isn't for temperatures as cold as that.

I'm a bit of an Assos fan and have a few of their shorts, Jersey, arm warmers etc. But they have that many winter jacket options I'm not really sure of what to go for.

Any recommendations?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:25 pm 
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Assos Early Winter base layer plus Castelli Espresso Due. Perfect combination for me down to 0 degrees.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:28 pm 
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I realize that my advice might be useless for most as I tend to produce crazy amounts of heat, however I wear my long sleeve Castelli Gabba with layers (up to three, sometimes four) underneath down to temperatures well below freezing. It is a very versatile jacket.

If I am doing intervals I pair my short sleeve Gabba with two or three layers with zippers. Ventilation on the way up and protection descending.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:40 pm 
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+1 for the Castelli Espresso Due jacket, lovely and warm. I use the Icebreaker merino base layers (200 or 260 weight) which are toasty and I get cold easily


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:32 pm 
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djm wrote:
I realize that my advice might be useless for most as I tend to produce crazy amounts of heat, however I wear my long sleeve Castelli Gabba with layers (up to three, sometimes four) underneath down to temperatures well below freezing. It is a very versatile jacket.

I do probably not produce more heat than average, but this is exactly what I do as well. My Gabba LS is size L, usually Castelli tops in M fit me very snugly, so there is some room for layering.

That said, I would love to own one of those new Castelli Mortirolo jackets. The chest vents on Castelli tops work incredibly well.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:02 pm 
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I think layering with a thin jacket is a lot better than one thick jacket. It makes fine tuning much easier.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:05 pm 
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a bit off-topic, but where did you see the gabba for 115£ ?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:27 pm 
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Swim Cycle Run and Sigma both have them for around that price at the minute. Short sleeve is about £95 I think


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cheers!


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