Size comment :
smaller than expected
yann erik skyllingstad
I bought this jacket in XL, although I sometimes buy similar items in L.
Being 190 cm tall with a slim torso, I wanted to make sure the arms were long enough. The lenght of the torso and the arms fits me nice, and keeps me warm where it should on thoose chilly Norwegian morning rides.
Two things to note: the jacket feels a little tight around the wrist, if I wear it zipped up all the way to the wrist. This is noticeable when I wear cycling gloves and a pretty volumious wristwatch. If I unzip a couple of centimetres, the problems solved.
Second thing is that the neck area feelt a little tight as well when I zipped it all the way up and buttoned the last button. I now prefer to wear a wool tube scarf instead of zipping all the way up on chilly mornings.
Note that my comments, in my view, does not imply that Café du Cycliste missed designing the jacket. It's made to look smart in a café and thus it is tailored slim. Conclusion is know what you're looking for and what you then are buying.
The reflective panel I have never used - if you choose so, it's not possible to use the zipper on the back side pocket. Putting my cellular in the back side pocket, I'm afraid to loose it on the ride if using the reflective panel.
Highly recommended - looks classy!
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