I am looking for a cycling jacket for fall/spring. Depending on how well it works I may use it through (part of) winter as well.
I did a bit of shopping last night and purchased this MEC SuperMicroft Cycling Jacket.
I brought the jacket home and began having second thoughts. I am thinking about returning it and continuing my search. Here are my requirements:
- Cuts the wind
- Will not become like sauna inside making me soaking wet
- Has good road visibility
- It doesn't have to be extremely waterproof but being able to fend of a light shower would be nice
My main concern with this jacket is the breathability. It has pretty big armpit zips. It is made out of "Super Microft™ microfibre polyester, which is soft and quiet like cotton but tightly woven and treated with durable water repellency (DWR) to shed water". It feels like the fabric will cut through the wind well but might leave me very wet inside. The jacket does not have any kind of back vent which may be problematic.
I am riding in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It has been pretty wet here lately. I haven't riddin in the rain too frequently but the roads are always wet (thank you fenders). The temperature I want to use this coat in would be about +7C to -2C and maybe colder if I can layer correctly.
- What do you use when cycling in cool weather to keep the wind from chilling you and keeping the moisture away from your body?
- Does anyone have any views on this jacket? Would your recommend something else?