Exactly, Eric.  I live in northern Vt and generally ride down to 15 or
so.  I own a pair of Ibex wool jackets of different weight.  A light
weight wool jacket over a wool base & wool shirt and then topped off
with the Showers pass rain jacket is what I use for temps below
freezing.  The showers pass jacket is very well thought out and made.
The cuffs work well with gloves, even lobster claws; it has pit zips
for ventilation, and a rear and breast pockets.  The zippers are
extremely tight and I treated mine with silicon to ease them up.  I
usually unzip the bottom zipper as I head out, so I can lift it up on
the move when I need to.  I still have to stop to operate the pit
zips.  Ibex & Showers Pass make a great winter riding combo.  The Ibex
jackets are of course nice enough to wear just about anywhere.

Westford, Vt


On Oct 3, 4:37 pm, Eric Norris <campyonly...@me.com> wrote:
> I suggest a Showers Pass rain jacket with some wool layers  
> underneath.  Their jackets are well ventilated if you want them to be,  
> but they'll also keep all the wind out and get quite warm inside if  
> you want that.  The wool layers will help keep you dry in case you  
> sweat inside the jacket.
> --Eric
> campyonly...@me.comwww.campyonly.comwww.wheelsnorth.org
> On Oct 3, 2009, at 1:30 PM, geezer wrote:
> > Hi all.  I'm looking to improve my winter wardrobe this year.  I'm
> > specifically looking for a jacket and pants that work well for riding
> > - somewhat trim, zippers for ventilation etc.  I live in northern
> > Michigan (the home of miserable winters) so, realistically, I'll park
> > the bike when it hits around 20 degrees and/or the snow and ice become
> > glacial.
> > I'm willing to spend some bucks on this stuff.  I understand layering
> > - I'm mostly interested in outerwear.
> > I'll do the research - just point me in a direction for stuff that has
> > worked for you.
> > Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions,
> > Mike
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