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    Base layer wind vest

    I bought one of these made by Descente years ago and can't find another one like it anywhere. I checked Descente's site, they must have discontinued it, and also did a web/ebay/google search for anything similar...and nothing.

    It's a simple base layer pull-over vest (no zip), with a windproof front panel and mesh back. I wear it under my jersey on days below 50deg. Best damn article of mtnbiking clothing I own and I want another. Anyone know what I'm talking about and where to find one?
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    Dang, I must have the only one of these ever made.
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    I've never heard of a sleeveless shirt like that. Windfront/meshback/baselayer. Shouldn't be difficult to make one though, by the sound of it.

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    I have the Geist Vest by Mountain Hardwear and I think it is the zippered version of what you are looking for. While its not ideal for wearing under your jersey, you could wear it over and come close to accomplishing the same goal. Gore also has a zip version, but the MH one that I have fits more true to size.

    Anyway, not exactly what you want, but an option nonetheless.

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    I've seem them on eBay before but can't remember the brand. They were a pull over base layer for around 20 bucks.

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    Sounds like a great idea.

    I'd like to see a full jacket. With the back of the torso and arms in a kind of a winter jersey wicking material, zip front with the front of the torso and arms coated to be wind proof.

    It would keep you from sweating out on the climbs when you're moving slow, but give you some protection on descents.

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    Louis Garneau make such a shirt. SF-2 PLASTRON :: Louis Garneau

    Product description:
    For cold weather protection, the SF-2 Plastron is ideal. The upper front has a polyurethane membrane that is water and windproof but evacuates moisture. The rest of the base layer is a soft and moisture managing mesh.

    They make a LS version too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnfiend View Post
    Louis Garneau make such a shirt. SF-2 PLASTRON :: Louis Garneau

    Product description:
    For cold weather protection, the SF-2 Plastron is ideal. The upper front has a polyurethane membrane that is water and windproof but evacuates moisture. The rest of the base layer is a soft and moisture managing mesh.

    They make a LS version too.
    Wow that's almost identical to what I have, many thanks to you...and all the other replies too.
    Pisgah Forest NC

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    These are not windproofed, but are really good options if you are not able to get what you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatTireGoose View Post
    Wow that's almost identical to what I have, many thanks to you...and all the other replies too.
    Glad to help!
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