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Jason W

Jason W

Jason W

Jason Wwrote a review of on February 27, 2019

So close to the Perfect Touring Shell!
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 155 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

First, I love this jacket and it performed very well through 6 days of BC touring in Hokkaido. The construction is kick-ass like most stuff from Flylow, so I was pumped that BC teamed up! I love the Neoshell fabric, it really breathes well and is stretchy, dry, and quiet. The fit of the Medium was spot-on for me as well. I tried a small and it was too tight in the shoulders/chest.

I do have a few gripes about the shell. As another reviewer said, the pit zips are really hard to raise and lower completely without the jacket moving around. Having a backpack waist belt on really helps hold the jacket in place for zipping the pits. My biggest problem with the jacket is the cuffs on the sleeves. They are super low profile and would work GREAT with a gauntlet style glove where the glove goes over the jacket. For us Jacket-over-glove people the cuff is way to tight, even when un-done to allow enough room for the gloves to fit easily inside the cuff, especially when wearing a watch. There's just not enough room and it makes it time consuming and a waste of time trying to get the cuff over the gloves. While it's certainly not a deal-breaker, I think this jacket would be the perfect BC touring jacket with larger cuffs and a removable powder skirt for bibless folks.

Overall, the construction, color, fit, and material are top-notch and I'll be keeping this jacket for a long time, but I might have to get MacGyver on these cuffs to help them fit over my gloves/watch.

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Jason W

Jason Wwrote a review of on February 27, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

These boots run at least a size too small from my standard street / other boot company sizing. I ordered a 10 and my toes were crammed against the nose. The liner is heat moldable, but not enough to alleviate that kind of pressure. Never got to try them out, but the construction seems good. The lacing system / locks felt easy to use. The liner has a separate velcro strap at the calf that seemed a little redundant and another thing to deal with. If you want to try them out I'd say order a full size up at least.

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