Saturday, October 30, 2010

Winter Cycling jacket Update

So while trying to find a winter cycling jacket that would be good on and off the bike, I had a conversation with a very nice sales rep at Mountain Equipment Co-Op. He told me his vaforite jacket was one made by Axiom and that he got it at The Cyclepath on Danforth Ave. So I finally made my way over there today and I found the Axiom Stormfront.
This jacket is no longer made. In fact, I purchased their last one. It has all the features I was looking for except one.

  1. Removable Hood
  2. Stow away rear flap
  3. front pockets
  4. ventilation
  5. adequate reflective striping
  6. a nice colour (I got a slate blue) 
The one thing I'm worried about, and cannot yet report on is it's breath-ability. It's a 2.5 layer HydroPEL Stretch material. Hopefully it's good enough though I would have prefered, and paid for Gore-Tex.
I'll make another blog post at a later time reviewing this jacket. Little good it will do most people looking for a similar jacket since Axiom no longer makes them.

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