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Body Armor:
Crash Pads 1300
Crash Pads 2500
Crash Pads 6000

Gloves:
Cannondale Lobster Claw
Cannondale Pittards Gel
Cannondale Windshredder
Specialized Glove



Jerseys:
Cannondale Cadence
Cannondale Basic Essential
Castelli Race Jersey with Momentum Fabric
Domino Euro Series Women's Long Sleeve Jersey
Earth, Wind & Rider Wool Jersey
GORE BIKE WEAR TM Competition Jersey
Insport F700 DrySport Techno Jersey
Insport F869 Thermalayer
Mountain Hardwear Detonator
Pearl Izumi Women's Richter
Santini Cool Weather
Shebeest K2 Dryline
Shebeest Sleeveless Jersey and Striped Sprint Short
Sugoi Intent T
Sugoi Mezza Luna
Sugoi Regulator Women's
Sugoi Zip T

Shorts:
Cannondale Velocity Bib Short
Canari 6-panel Short
Domino Crash Series Bib knickers
Domino Crash Series Bib Tights
GORE BIKE WEAR TM Xenon Bib Shorts
Harlot Scarlet Knickers and Camen Shorts
Insport Men's J020 RTP Cycle Short
Insport Women's F050 RTP Cycle Short
Insport Short
Pearl Izumi Women's Kawaihae Short
Pearl Izumi Tri Short
Pearl Izumi Ultrasensors
Pricepoint 8 Panel
Santini CX Bib Tight
Shebeest 2191 SSS
Sugoi Gusto Bike Short
Sugoi Traverse Bike Short



Socks:
Rudy Cool Max Socks

Warmers & Wind:
Cannondale Morphis Shell
Cannondale Windproof Pants
Domino Euro Series Women's Wind Sheer Jacket
Domino Euro Series Women's Vest
Eastern Mountain Sports Core Fleece Jacket
Insport Mens J306 Cirrus Jacket
Mountain Hardwear Butter Beanie
Mountain Hardwear Epic Jacket
Mountain Hardwear eXtend Featherweight Crew
Mountain Hardwear HyperDry Tights
Mountain Hardwear Synchro
Mountain Hardwear
Transition Zip T

Mountain Hardwear
Transition Featherweight Vest

Mountain Hardwear
Transition Featherweight Jacket

Pearl Izumi Arm Warmers
Pearl Izumi Women's Gavia Jacket & Long Sleeve Thermal Jersey
Pearl Izumi Men's Gavia Jacket
Pearl Izumi Men's Gavia Tights
Pearl Izumi Women's Gavia Tights
Pearl Izumi Men's MicroSensor Long Sleeve Thermal Jersey
Pearl Izumi Skullcap
Outdoor Research Balaclava
Shebeest 8030 Training Skullcap
Shebeest Wind Pro Tights
Sugoi Evaporator Jacket
Sugoi Hotshot Jersey
Sugoi MidZero Blur Tights
Trek Balaclava


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Mountain Hardwear Transition Featherweight Jacket
Features:
  1. Full Zip Front
  2. Fleece lined
  3. Wind Blocking
  4. Reflective Patches
Mountain Hardwear Transition Featherweight Jacket
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Men's Transition Featherweight Jacket

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Women's Transition Featherweight Jacket


Reviewed by SPDrecrd

Overall rating out of 10: 10
Style: 10
Performance: 10

The Transition line of jerseys had proven itself to Pedal Pushers before but, this new product (available for Fall 2005) showed some adjustments that might make it even better suited to cycling. In general, this line of clothing is made to carry the user between borderline weather conditions. On a cool morning ride (maybe 45 degrees) the sun will come up and the temps shift up to 60. This means that when you are starting out you'll need a jacket but towards the finish of the ride you'll be over heated. Not so with the Transition. The Transition line is one of the few products that I have experienced that really does what a good jacket is supposed to. It doesn't keep you warm... it keeps you moderate. What this means is that it keeps a temperature that is not too hot and not too cold, one that is comfortable for your body. Now this is really important, many athletes err in their thinking when they decide, "I don't care, I want to be really warm when it's cold out". Profuse sweating on a cold ride can be the kiss of death if you have to stop or cool down in anyway. This is when you can catch a chill and that will drain you of vital energy.

Mountain Hardwear Transition jacket and vest in Reno and San Francisco

By use of technical materials, Mountain Hardwear manages to create a garment that has a wind blocking front to cut the draft to your core yet is breathable to help regulate temperature. There are probably some really interesting technical explanations of how these materials do their job (which I won't get in to) but, what I will say is that they work phenomenally well. The cool weather weight jersey version (tested in this review) of this jersey comes with a light veneer of brushed fleecey material on the inside. The soft touch of the fleece feels cozy against while it helps moderate your core temperature. So, through a very smart combination of fabrics Mountain Hardwear has created a stellar jacket that's going to allow you to ride comfortably through days of changing or unpredictable weather.

In Action:
An excellent example can be taken from my recent adventure excursion to the West Coast. In the Bay Area of Cali, the temps were in the 60-70's. The temps in San Franciso were in the upper 40's. In Tahoe it snowed and the temps hovered at or below 35. Since this cold snap was unexpected I wasn't prepared for it. The only cold weather gear I had was the Mountain Hardwear Transition Jacket and Vest. It's extremely lucky that I had planned on testing these jerseys because they absolutely saved my hide. They protected me from fierce winds in San Fran, and blustery, snowy winter storms in Donner Pass and Tahoe. Which left me with plenty of energy to slap down a few bucks on the roulette table in Reno...

Form and Function:
The other thing I like about the Transition line is that it looks cool on and off the bike. I wore the Vest around San Fran on a walking tour, in the mountains around Lake Tahoe, and even around the casinos in Reno and never felt too out of place. The styling is sharp and low key at the same time. So, you can look sporty without looking like a weenie. Additionally, it really looks like Mountain Hardwear is taking some cues from cyclists. In the newer designs they've added the back pockets to the jerseys that are essential to cyclists. They've also made the cut a little more form fitting. All characteristics that make Mountain Hardwear the ones to watch for cycling gear in the near future.

Mountain Hardwear Transition Featherweight Jacket
Features:
  1. Full Zip Front
  2. Fleece lined
  3. Wind Blocking
  4. Reflective Patches
Mountain Hardwear Transition Featherweight Jacket
click image for larger view

Click here to buy now!
Men's Transition Featherweight Jacket

Click here to buy now!
Women's Transition Featherweight Jacket


Reviewed by SPDrecrd

Overall rating out of 10: 10
Style: 10
Performance: 10

The Transition line of jerseys had proven itself to Pedal Pushers before but, this new product (available for Fall 2005) showed some adjustments that might make it even better suited to cycling. In general, this line of clothing is made to carry the user between borderline weather conditions. On a cool morning ride (maybe 45 degrees) the sun will come up and the temps shift up to 60. This means that when you are starting out you'll need a jacket but towards the finish of the ride you'll be over heated. Not so with the Transition. The Transition line is one of the few products that I have experienced that really does what a good jacket is supposed to. It doesn't keep you warm... it keeps you moderate. What this means is that it keeps a temperature that is not too hot and not too cold, one that is comfortable for your body. Now this is really important, many athletes err in their thinking when they decide, "I don't care, I want to be really warm when it's cold out". Profuse sweating on a cold ride can be the kiss of death if you have to stop or cool down in anyway. This is when you can catch a chill and that will drain you of vital energy.

Mountain Hardwear Transition jacket and vest in Reno and San Francisco

By use of technical materials, Mountain Hardwear manages to create a garment that has a wind blocking front to cut the draft to your core yet is breathable to help regulate temperature. There are probably some really interesting technical explanations of how these materials do their job (which I won't get in to) but, what I will say is that they work phenomenally well. The cool weather weight jersey version (tested in this review) of this jersey comes with a light veneer of brushed fleecey material on the inside. The soft touch of the fleece feels cozy against while it helps moderate your core temperature. So, through a very smart combination of fabrics Mountain Hardwear has created a stellar jacket that's going to allow you to ride comfortably through days of changing or unpredictable weather.

In Action:
An excellent example can be taken from my recent adventure excursion to the West Coast. In the Bay Area of Cali, the temps were in the 60-70's. The temps in San Franciso were in the upper 40's. In Tahoe it snowed and the temps hovered at or below 35. Since this cold snap was unexpected I wasn't prepared for it. The only cold weather gear I had was the Mountain Hardwear Transition Jacket and Vest. It's extremely lucky that I had planned on testing these jerseys because they absolutely saved my hide. They protected me from fierce winds in San Fran, and blustery, snowy winter storms in Donner Pass and Tahoe. Which left me with plenty of energy to slap down a few bucks on the roulette table in Reno...

Form and Function:
The other thing I like about the Transition line is that it looks cool on and off the bike. I wore the Vest around San Fran on a walking tour, in the mountains around Lake Tahoe, and even around the casinos in Reno and never felt too out of place. The styling is sharp and low key at the same time. So, you can look sporty without looking like a weenie. Additionally, it really looks like Mountain Hardwear is taking some cues from cyclists. In the newer designs they've added the back pockets to the jerseys that are essential to cyclists. They've also made the cut a little more form fitting. All characteristics that make Mountain Hardwear the ones to watch for cycling gear in the near future.

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