I bought these for the ability to keep wind out of my eyes because of how the "aero design" works. They do it far better than the average pair of sunglasses where air circulates back around to the corners of your eyes and dries out contacts. Proof the claimed aero channeling works in the way it's advertised. Unsure if it translates to actual speed but they look and feel fast and my eyes thank me
I have a slightly bigger face than the average cyclist and these fit well proportioned too
Finally had a chance to put these to the test. I did a three hour ride in continuous light to medium rain where the high temp hit 37 f. I wore these over insulated bib tights and was comfortably warm and stayed absolutely dry. I did not have excessive perspiration buildup. They are easy to get on over shoes/shoe covers with the side zippers and zipper at the waist. I am 5ï¿½11 and 195 lbs. the XL fit great over tights. They are a bit baggy in the knee area which should allow for knee pads and had plenty of length.
Only drawback I could imagine is that they are heavier than say my Gore paclite but the more substantial material seems like it will wear better in my opinion. If your goal is super light and packable there are better options but if you want to stay dry you canï¿½t go wrong with these.
I've used this jacket a few times now and I do like the jacket but I'm not sure I would call it a thermal jacket. I got this on sale and would probably not pay full price for it.
This jacket is very thin, especially in the arms, and I've been using it more as a top level wind breaker, but has kept me warm with a base layer and jersey on rides in the 30s.
I would purchase again, but not for 200, and not with the expectation that it's a thicker thermal jacket.
Finish and construction is high end for sure.
Relatively light for this style of helmet.
Size Med. is perfect for my head.
Does not move when riding. Cools well.
MIPs is a plus. And being able to program my personal and medical info into the helmet could save my life.(providing Emergency responders know how to access the app in helmet :>)
Only con I have is the helmet sits a tiny bit low on the brow so my large Frame sunglass's hit the helmet and push on my nose. Smaller frame glass's are fine.
I ordered an additional SPIN Interior foam kit which raised the helmet several MM on my head and solved the large frame sunglass problem.
Now the Helmet is Perfect.
I highly recommend this helmet.