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    A good windbreaker?

    I'm going to start commuting 20 miles round trip in the next few weeks after I Finnish up the bike I just scored for free. I have a few light jackets and some that are heavy but I feel that I need something in the middle. Im in Phoenix Az so the coldest it prob will get is the 40s maybe dip in the 30s any recommendations?

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    Ultimately you want something windproof, but there are tons of good brands with some windproof fabric. If you want Gore, which is arguably the best, but you pay for that, then check out windstopper.com, otherwise, don't focus on the cycle specific because the non-specific stuff is cheaper in many cases and just as good.

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    I've been quite happy with stuff from Taiga Works. It's very well designed and made, with excellent active venation. Rather well priced too considering the quality and the fact it's made in Canada.

    This jacket is less than $100 Canadian. https://www.taigaworks.ca/cart.php?m...ct_detail&p=61

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    the Taiga Works Jacket looks nice reminds me of my older Race Face Aqua Lite jacket.
    The Pearl is a lttle more versatile. Top coming off and becoming a Vest is nice.

    I've been Wearing a Short Sleeve Baselayer a Long Sleeve base layer a Cannondale Midweight Jersey and a Pearl Vest at those temps now!

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    kenosha from Departmentofgoods.com

    Just bought one of these - sierra designs "kenosha". Normally $98 you can get it for $35. Not waterproof but good wind resistance, especially for the price. I've got a wide frame so it is a little tight in the armpit area but it's not bad. Just feels tighter there then any other spot. Drawstring bottom, breast pocket, and full zip.

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    Nashbar Brunswick Rain Jacket - Normal Shipping Ground

    I got a Nashbar Brunswick which fits really well (got a XL) and does not have the baggy arms like some of their other jackest do. It is a rain jacket but it will block the wind and it also has pit zips to cool off. It's currently $59.99 but I got it when they dropped down to $34 so a pretty good deal.

    This is also a pretty solid option by them
    Nashbar Derby Softshell Jacket - Normal Shipping Ground

    I do not work for Nashbar I just happen to like some of their products.
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    I love the pit zips on my Mountain Hardwear shell.

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    Just got my fiancÚ an Arc'teryx Solano Jacket. Wish it had pit-zips. Otherwise it's a great little jacket.

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