Cycle Gear FREEZE-OUT zipped gilet 50% off

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  1. Jessica Rabbit

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    Cycle Gear currently has this line on sale, for half off. Has anyone tried this gilet? Wondering if it's worth picking up?
     
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    I was looking at those and the long johns as we are moving into colder weather already. This crap ain't keeping me off 2 wheels! :p Would love some feedback from anyone that's tried these.

    Linky!

    Thanks!
     
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  4. spud1082

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    Bought some last week. Kept the wind out pretty well. I wouldn't say it kept any warm than any other jacket underneath. The guy at cycle gear told me its not waterproof. I wear a perforated leather jacket. The one major thing I liked but didn't like, the sleeves zip off the jacket. I liked in the fact that you could remove them, but because there is a zipper makes extra material in the area around your shoulder and arm meet.
     
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    I'm going to get the baklava to try out. Heck for the price it's worth a try.
     
  7. KevinD

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  8. coastiepete

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    I'm a big fan of the cortech synergy heated liners. thin, warm, and relatively cheap. (around 120 for a vest).
     
  9. Jessica Rabbit

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    Dang that's a little pricey for me. I think I'll give a go on the long johns top & bottom @ half off for my base layer, so long as they are actually windproof. My outer layer is not windproof, but I do not ride in the rain. Thanks for the input everyone, I think it's worth a try.
     
  10. firedad

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    I haven't heard much about those cortech ones, but I did try on the Gerbings at the cycle show in seattle last year. Super comfy, couldn't feel the wires and got hot as hell quick like a bunny. I learned long ago not to skimp when buying stuff. It might work out "ok" and sometimes could be totally happy, but more often than not I end up wishing I woulda spent a little extra and got what I really wanted in the first place. Then I go ahead and get the right one and have an extra whatever laying around not getting used.
     
  11. james1300

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    Whats a gilet?:scratchea
     
  12. Jessica Rabbit

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    that was the first question I posed to myself. I believe it is a fancy word for vest, however the one featured has an attachable sleeve option.
     
  13. Desvio

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    Given where the quality and construction of their gear has gone, I think it's CG-speak for "at your own risk". I have looked at some of this stuff, and I imagine it's only a matter of time before someone drops some of this stuff off for repairs, and I can get a REAL good look at it. Till then, I'll sit an listen to what y'all have to say.

    If it's all you can afford, whaddya do? :unsure: Been thinking of opening up a discussion about 'affordable' gear for those that don't have a lot of dough.
     
  14. OgerWA

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    So I just got the "balaclavas". It was warm. The section for your head could be thinner but I the rest (neck coverage) was nice cus it will tuck into your coat. The face cut out is a little small for me but I have a larger head so it felt different compared to some of the other styles that I have had in the past. Over all for the money 12.99 its worth a shot and I was told if I didn't like it I could take it back.
     
  15. Heavenz11

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    The BiLT Freeze out gear is covered with a 5 year warranty. So no need for repairs just exchange them :)
     
  16. RideSlow2004

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    I will take a look at that, good info. I have to find ones that don't leave creases from the seams down my forehead.
     
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    Auburn is out of the head sock. Getting more in Friday.
     
  18. Desvio

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    IF there is one thing CG has been really good about is their return policy. The only hope is that they don't discontinue the brand or line, then your 5-year warranty will only be good at your local Waste Management Station.
     
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    I just got mine yesterday. I wore it under a light fleece jacket and it did a good job keeping the wind from going through. Light weight and comfortable. Sizes run a bit small.
     
  20. james1300

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    I have had mine since last April. Good stuff! I bought the top, bottoms and, socks.
    Don't plan to walk around in the socks. They fit bad.
    'Whats a gilet"?
     
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