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post #41 of 72 Old 01-25-2020, 02:36 PM
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https://www.decathlon.be/fr/p/doudou...8544676&c=NOIR


cheap


https://www.decathlon.be/nl/p/gewatt...357148&c=BLAUW


and cheaper



I don't know if they have a Decathlon store near you, but you could look up those cheaper brands??
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post #42 of 72 Old 01-25-2020, 07:52 PM
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I bought a hi-viz softshell at Work'n'Gear (technically for work) and it is thoroughly waterproof thus far. No hood. Cons: it doesn't breathe well, so if it's a summer rain it won't do.

Duluth Trading Co. has some good stuff. It's expensive but very well made and designed for moving and working. (Their men's t-shirts have 3 extra inches and the women's 2 extra, for example, and the men's jeans have a crotch gusset.)
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post #43 of 72 Old 01-26-2020, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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I found an absolutely perfect Ariat light weight jacket naturally water resistant and made from wool. Perfect except for the fact it cost almost $200!! For a jacket that will get dirty and smell horsey in minutes after putting on.

The hunt continues...
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post #44 of 72 Old 01-26-2020, 06:57 PM
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I layer clothes and I often ride in a hoodie but I just tuck the hood down inside if I want it out of the way. Carhartt makes a water resistant hoodie and that is what I ride in a lot on cooler days. They run about $60 or so and they run quite large so order a size smaller than what you normally would for a baggy fit: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...TS/?th=1&psc=1

e.g. in many coat type I like a large because it fits me just right. The first time I got one of these I thought I wanted a little baggy so I went XL and it seriously hits me at my knees and I looked like I was swimming in fabric. Large fits me baggy and if I wanted a just right fit I would go medium. I am 6' tall and about 185lbs if that helps with fit.
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I layer clothes and I often ride in a hoodie but I just tuck the hood down inside if I want it out of the way. Carhartt makes a water resistant hoodie and that is what I ride in a lot on cooler days. They run about $60 or so and they run quite large so order a size smaller than what you normally would for a baggy fit: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...TS/?th=1&psc=1

e.g. in many coat type I like a large because it fits me just right. The first time I got one of these I thought I wanted a little baggy so I went XL and it seriously hits me at my knees and I looked like I was swimming in fabric. Large fits me baggy and if I wanted a just right fit I would go medium. I am 6' tall and about 185lbs if that helps with fit.
Well, another hoodie wearing rider!!

How come I never see anyone riding in hoodies, but so many are doing it???

I appreciate the idea of a water resistant hoodie. That solves a lot of issues too!

I had been thinking to just cut the hood off of one but thought it would really look weird. Maybe not. Yesterday I just tucked the hood in, but no one around to see...
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post #46 of 72 Old 01-26-2020, 08:54 PM
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I found an absolutely perfect Ariat light weight jacket naturally water resistant and made from wool. Perfect except for the fact it cost almost $200!! For a jacket that will get dirty and smell horsey in minutes after putting on.

The hunt continues...

A thrift store or an Army/Navy surplus type store would probably also be a good place to look for reasonably-priced outer gear. I have a 40+ year old wool peacoat I bought for like $50 a decade ago and it's warm, windproof, and water-resistant and more-or-less horse-spit resistant.
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post #47 of 72 Old 01-27-2020, 12:02 PM
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Well, another hoodie wearing rider!!

How come I never see anyone riding in hoodies, but so many are doing it???
Hahaha, here you go @AnitaAnne , randomly sampled from rides with neighbors/buddies the past year! It's probably because we know that, unless it's July or August, it's likely we're going to be cold at some point along the way and the hoodie is a great layer.






When I went searching for pictures, I realized I don't think anyone mentioned the basic polo shirt (long or short sleeve) being another good layering option. In the summer here, I definitely turn up the collar to help with sunburn, bugs, and sweat. I realized I can buy boys' size XL/16 (even being...ahem...pretty well endowed) and started finding them for around $5 (again, in weird colors) through any clothing store's website. The JCrew ones seem to stand up pretty well, and can't beat a $5 deal!
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https://www.decathlon.be/fr/p/doudou...8544676&c=NOIR


cheap


https://www.decathlon.be/nl/p/gewatt...357148&c=BLAUW


and cheaper



I don't know if they have a Decathlon store near you, but you could look up those cheaper brands??
Sadly Decathlon is strictly in Europe as far as I know. A good friend of mine brings me back things like breeches when she goes. :) I wish we had them here! I'll definitely be looking for one on my next trip overseas.
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post #49 of 72 Old 01-29-2020, 12:10 AM Thread Starter
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Love it @egrogan

Those are some fancy riding coats; Hoodies in all sorts of colors, so pretty together!
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post #50 of 72 Old 01-29-2020, 11:52 PM
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It's not a perfect, made for riding coat, but I JUST found a nice hunting jacket at Walmart on clearance for $10! It's from the hunting section so it's cammo, but it's water resistant and pretty warm.......I just did my first ride in it today. It doesn't have a hood, but I actually usually do ride in hoodies because I like the extra warmth around my neck. But this jacket zips up around my neck sort of like a loose turtle neck, so it does a pretty good job. I always ride in a helmet so I can never put the hood up when I'm riding anyway. But in general, I like hoodies.


So if you guys have a Walmart, check the hunting section. All the hunting jackets were on sale! (And for trail riding, water resistant is a plus in my book).
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