Pearl Izumi Gavia Jackets/Vests

DESCRIPTION

  • MicroSensor-Thermal fabric for warmth
  • UltraSensor-Kodiak fabric is warm and soft
  • 3 ergonomic back pockets
  • Reflective piping for nighttime visibility

USER REVIEWS

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[Mar 27, 2009]
tarwheel2
Commuter

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Warmth, wind blocking, water resistance, comfortable fabric, breathability in temps below 40 F.

Weakness:

Sleeves a little short and won't cinch. Pockets kind of small, with none zippered. Fits loose around the waste. Too warm for fast riding in temps above about 45 F (for me).

I bought two winter cycling jackets in the fall of 2007, the Gavia and a Craft Thermal. The Gavia is a great jacket -- it is very warm, reasonably breathable and water resistant. I use it for commuting, so I bought mine in the Screaming Yellow color. Mine has been very durable with no problems. I have ridden in temperatures down to the upper teens F, and it was still warm with a longsleeve base layer.

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I bought a Craft Thermal jacket at the same time. It fit me well and was very breathable, better than the Gavia, but it started falling apart after less than 2 months. Returned it for a full refund.

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