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    Windbreaker vest for winter

    I have seen the threads and recommendations here but not found quite what I need.

    I will use it riding 10F to even 40s or higher on road rides. I have plenty of wool and synthetic base and mid layers for warmth. I find a light vest that offers wind protection on the front and breathes well is what Im missing.

    Most are not long enough (64 and thin). Most are waterproof front and back and dont breath well. Others are too baggy and flap in the wind. The ones that look great are pushing $100 or more.

    The LG Nova 2 is in the lead at the moment. Any others like it? Better?
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    https://www.showerspass.com/products/mens-tri-vest

    I also wear it running and during backcountry ski climbs
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug View Post
    The LG Nova 2 is in the lead at the moment. Any others like it? Better?
    I am also 6'4" and have a LG Nova 2, great fitting piece of gear and versatile.

    One of the best similar for me are the Endura Gilets, available in several configs. The Hummvee Gilet has similar features like the LG. Mesh back and wind proof front panels but more mtb oriented. Basically less reflection. I usually go for the Endura these days and use the LG as a backup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06HokieMTB View Post
    https://www.showerspass.com/products/mens-tri-vest

    I also wear it running and during backcountry ski climbs
    Thanks, that looks like a good option. How is the sizing? I finding Im a L or M and n these fitted tops. 41L suit jacket size (64 but an athletic build 180).
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    Not sure if this is up your alley but Voler.com makes a windvest and they're pretty common. It's essentially a road cycling zip up jersey with no sleeves and is made from an impermeable material on the entire front and a mesh type material in the back. It's meant to be worn as a layer and it crumbles up to nothing weight and size-wise so you could easily lose it in a jersey's rear pocket. I would assume others make them but I'm just aware of Voler's version since they're local to me and our advocacy group has received a box of imperfect blems (misaligned logos, etc.) to give away at our functions over the years. Mine resides at the bottom of my Camelbak where I forget it all the time!

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    Yeah. Total mesh or otherwise highly permeable back is good to let sweat out.
    Do the math.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug View Post
    Thanks, that looks like a good option. How is the sizing? I finding Im a L or M and n these fitted tops. 41L suit jacket size (64 but an athletic build 180).
    Medium, I'm 6'1 172 and have one for running. I think I'm actually in a 40L jacket

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    Thanks all. I found the Garneu convertible jacket and vest on sale. I have not ridden with it yet but fits well and nice features. Easy on/off magnetic sleeves is nifty. Ill see how that open seem feels in the wind.
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