Learned AC folk... Give me some advice re long sleeve jerseys. I mainly ride in the hills so am either overheated and sweating going up hills or chilled from the wind heading down. Current garb on top is merino baselayer t-shirt and s/sleeve jersey with thin windproof vest.
Considering a long sleeved jersey but worried about it either being too hot or not windproof enough.
Has anyone worn the Ground Effect Baked Alaska top? Merino with windstopper front. http://www.groundeffect.co.nz/product-detail-ALA-WIN.htm
Anyone bought something similar recently? Any other suggestions?
after a huge product endorsement from Alastair on a ride last year, I bought one too.
It's good, I like it. Cool out the back and windstopper at the front.
what's their sizing like fellas?
I hate loose jerseys that flap and carry on during descents. Need to get another rain jacket for that reason. Even zipped up its like having a small parachute slowing me down...
Been thinking about the Baked Alsaska. Whilst it has that great chest panel, the rest of the material is very thin and is not very warm. It is one of GE's cooler tops, so for a cold winter morning start in the hills you'll also need to layer something else over this (perhaps a rain jacket or something).
As for sizing, my BA is a size M and it fits perfectly, but my long sleeve Netti is a Large (as is my Cancer voices top) and they fit perfectly as well. I also have two of the GE's Manta Ray tops (both Medium). It is like a polo shirt and they are my favourite summer bike tops.
I can bring it on a ride next time and you can try it on.
that'd be great Pete.
Are you likely to be riding to or from Clare with us?
On Saturday with the Muddies I wore my short sleeve CVSA jersey, arm warmers and a long sleeve UNO jersey with a shower jacket in the back pocket and ultimately it was too much.
On Sunday I wore the same minus arm warmers, still too much but in my back pocket I was carrying my orange give away shoulder bag from the TDU, so I popped the long sleeve jersey into the bag from Clarendon on and felt much better, it's no weight to carry but a nuisance with the bag slipping down from time to time to my waist. But I shall look at some way to secure the bag to my bum bag (possibly with velcro) and persevere with the bag.