Category Archives: jackets
Cool Mornings and the Endo Vest
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It’s been in the 50’s every morning up in the mountains of Vermont where I’m staying even though last week it was in the upper 90’s. As I was packing for this trip, at the last minute, I grabbed my Endo Customs wind vest and tossed it into my duffle. This one in particular is the Tracko splinter camo design, which came out ridiculously rad.

The thing about vests is they keep your core warm, without overheating you like a jacket and they’ll pack away into a jersey pocket with ease. The Endo vests have three pockets, vented sides and a large zipper pull that’s easily found through full finger gloves. I’ve only used it a few times and I’ve got no complaints. It fits better than other gilets or vests I’ve used, especially when coupled with Endo kits.

Really, the only bummer is, you can’t buy it direct from Endo, you have to wait until someone sells a design as part of a kit. Winter is coming and I think I’ve got a pretty rad idea for my next kit run, so stay tuned!

Jul 25, 2013 7 comments
Bike Minimalism Reviews the SWRVE Milwaukee Hoodie

I have a SWRVE Milwaukee hoodie and it certainly performs! The Bike Minimalism crew took a swing at it recently…

“The Bikeminimalism crew had the opportunity to test the swrve Milwaukee ES -hoodies during the fall-winter season of 2012-2013. The testing commenced in September 2012 and we finished in late April 2013.

As part of our testing, we brought the hoodies through heavy winds, rain, sleet, snow, slush and various other miserable conditions. The temperatures ranged from the comfortable +10° centigrade to the downright miserable -25°C.

Filmed on January 5, 2013, it was one of the 5-6 sunny days during the winter. Don’t be fooled by the sunny skies – the temperature was more or less -10°C, it was windy and cold as hell. Nevertheless, our rider was happy to ruffle his feathers… “

Jun 17, 2013 1 comment
Chrome: De Haro Windbreaker
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Photo by Matt Lingo

 

Chrome introduces the De Haro Windbreaker, a lightweight packable jacket that looks great on and off the bike.

“We made the De Haro for bombing hills and crashing parties. On the bike, it provides passive and active venting. Full-length side vents let heat out naturally. The two-way zip allows you to unzip the bottom and increase wind flow. Reflective cuffs also function as cinches. It features a back cargo-pocket that doubles as a stuff sack.”

See more at Chrome.

Jun 3, 2013 1 comment
Gettin’ Weird in Tracko Camo

Did you get weird this weekend?

“There is nothing like a good vest for the Spring time. It’s in the 50s when you leave home and it can be 20 to 30 degrees warmer by the middle of the day. I’ve worn this vest over a lightweight jersey with arm-warmers when it’s 50 degrees and I’ve worn it unzipped and flapping in the wind when it’s 80 degrees. Vests are one of the most versatile pieces of outerwear you can own, on the bike or off. We chose camouflage because we wanted something that would disappear, allowing it to be worn with anything.”

I’ve ordered one already but if you haven’t, do so at Tracko. Ace did a great job once again!

Apr 29, 2013 9 comments
Pre-Order the New Endo Tracko Splinter Camo Vest
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Splinter Camo is one of the best patterns from WWII and these vests look amazing. I just ordered mine, check out the details below. Props to Tracko andENDO. These look great.

“There is nothing like a good vest for the Spring time. It’s in the 50s when you leave home and it can be 20 to 30 degrees warmer by the middle of the day. I’ve worn this vest over a lightweight jersey with arm-warmers when it’s 50 degrees and I’ve worn it unzipped and flapping in the wind when it’s 80 degrees. Vests are one of the most versatile pieces of outerwear you can own, on the bike or off. We chose camouflage because we wanted something that would disappear, allowing it to be worn with anything.”

Pre-Swoop…HERE!

You can see more images…HERE!

Pre-Order runs through April 30th, 2013. Production lead time is 6 weeks.

Apr 10, 2013 1 comment
Mission Workshop: PiNP Trigger and Bosun Jacket Discount
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In need of a last-minute gift idea? I’ve been a long time supporter of Mission Workshop and for a limited time, they’re giving back to the readers of PiNP with a killer discount on two of their newest releases. Here are the details:

“Exclusive for Prolly is Not Probably readers : Grab a serious cold-weather riding kit at a discount. Available together or individually, the Trigger Windproof Jacket ($199.50 – normally $285) and the Bosun Merino Wool Jacket ($185.50 – normally $265), will keep you warm and protected into the depths of winter. Knowing that the you guys are going to be on your bikes no matter the temperature, MW felt like this was a well-deserved discount for those who will be thrashing in the mud, plowing through icy streets after the storm, and generally staying rad all winter long. ”

Scoop the Trigger and the Bosun here, together or separately for a killer deal!

Dec 14, 2012 2 comments