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"Faux-dini": 2.3 oz. Windshirt, <$15 - Initial Review and Sourcing
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Delmar O'Donnell
(Bolster)

Locale: Between Jacinto & Gorgonio
Couplet. on 02/07/2014 23:13:44 MST Print View

My translation, and I'd break anything for a couplet.

Paul Hatfield
(clear_blue_skies) - F
Faux-dini: $17.63 on 03/11/2014 21:29:22 MDT Print View

Price is now back to a reasonable $17.63

Here's the link to the green version:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Unisex-Green-ultralight-uvioresistant-Waterproof-Wind-Coat-Cycling-Jacket-Jersey-/111113928497?pt=US_Cycling_Clothing&var=&hash=item19dee7ff31

Glenn S
(Glenn64) - M

Locale: Snowhere, MN
Re: Faux-dini: $17.63 on 03/12/2014 04:22:23 MDT Print View

Appears to be the same product with more colors for a lower price of $13.33 + $1.45 S&H here.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-ultralight-uvioresistant-Waterproof-Rain-Wind-Coat-Cycling-Jacket-Jersey-G-/261399212290?var=560294614914

Eric Osburn
(osb40000) - MLife
Killer deal for $15 shipped on 03/24/2014 22:15:32 MDT Print View

I picked one up for $15 and it's very nice for the money. I ordered the XXL and it fits great for me. I have short arms and a shorter torso and this fits just like a normal men's medium would. Very light, very nice.

Larry De La Briandais
(Hitech) - F

Locale: SF Bay Area
Re: Killer deal for $15 shipped on 03/26/2014 13:01:02 MDT Print View

I also ordered one, size XXL. It seems to fit like a men's large SHIRT, not a large jacket. The fit appears to be about the same as my dress shirts (32/33" sleeve length). I am currently 5'8" and 190lbs, all of the extra weight stored as a "spare tire". I can zip the wind shirt and it is not tight, but not loose either.

Edited by Hitech on 03/26/2014 13:02:14 MDT.

A J
(tahiti)
Different sizes/colors on 03/26/2014 13:35:39 MDT Print View

Just a note, I got the green and blue both in XXL. The green jacket fits like a mens large, the blue fits like a mens medium. They are different jackets with different cuts/logo placement/stuff sack placement.

Larry De La Briandais
(Hitech) - F

Locale: SF Bay Area
Re: Different sizes/colors on 03/26/2014 13:37:03 MDT Print View

Interesting, I got the green and felt it fit like a large.

BTW, where is the stuff sack placement on the green?

Also, BTW, mine weighed in at 74 grams (2.6 oz).

Edited by Hitech on 03/26/2014 15:01:32 MDT.

J Mag
(GoProGator) - F
Re: Different sizes/colors on 03/26/2014 14:09:48 MDT Print View

When you say fits like a large, does that include sleeve length?

I am 6'3 with arms to match and hate when sleeves are too short. It also doesn't help that I weightlift so my arms are big for my size. I would love to pick one of these up if someone my height has found they fit?

Edit: Or if anyone has found a substitute for a similar price I would appreciate it.

Edited by GoProGator on 03/26/2014 14:10:58 MDT.

A J
(tahiti)
Green on 03/26/2014 14:30:29 MDT Print View

Don't have it next to me, but I believe the stuff sack on the green is in the chest pocket. The stuff sack on the blue is in one of the hand pockets (if I recall correctly). I can take pics tonight.

I know the green has much more chest space which is why I'd say it fits like a large. I can't completely remember how the sleeves felt, but slightly longer than the blue would be my guess. I can take measurements.

Edited by tahiti on 03/26/2014 14:31:09 MDT.

Eric Osburn
(osb40000) - MLife
XXL Sleeve Length on 03/26/2014 23:43:33 MDT Print View

At least on the one I have the sleeve length is short, which works well for me but I'm 5'5" with regular length arms. I can't imagine the sleeves being long enough for someone over 5'10".

Larry De La Briandais
(Hitech) - F

Locale: SF Bay Area
Re: XXL Sleeve Length on 03/29/2014 16:45:55 MDT Print View

I measured the sleeve lenght and the underside seam is 20 1.2 inches. For comparison my dress shirt labeled 15 1/5 33/34 the underside seam is 21 inches. This is for the green one.

Andrew M
(minerat)
Another review... on 04/08/2014 08:57:23 MDT Print View

I received my XL.

I'm 5'8" 145 and I'm usually a small/medium in jackets (14 1/2 32/33 dress shirt size). This fits me really well. I haven't tried a mid layer under it yet, but it fits over a dress shirt really well and I feel like I have a bit of room for ~250 weight merino as well.

Thanks to everyone for the awesome find and reviews :)

Edited by minerat on 04/08/2014 09:01:48 MDT.

Kenneth Jacobs
(f8less) - F

Locale: Midwest
Bug Proof? on 04/08/2014 11:24:03 MDT Print View

I'm guessing because this wind jacket is 100% polyester, it is therefore not mosquito-proof? Is it only nylon that is bug proof?

TIA!

KJ

Edited by f8less on 04/08/2014 11:25:10 MDT.

Ellen Conley
(Pearl) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Price back down to $14.94 on 04/15/2014 19:51:05 MDT Print View

Price back down to $14.94. I ordered an XXL for my brother who wears a US XL and if it is too small for him I think I'll keep it! I can wear a US Mens Lg.

J Mag
(GoProGator) - F
Re: Price back down to $14.94 on 04/15/2014 20:38:36 MDT Print View

Mind sharing your height and sleeve length and what color you ordered? Are the sleeves long enough for you?

Glenn S
(Glenn64) - M

Locale: Snowhere, MN
Faux-dini XXL vs Tachyon LG on 04/15/2014 20:58:35 MDT Print View

Here's what I posted above, and a pic comparing the XXL in Blue, to a MB Tachyon Large in green. The price is up to $14.56 now though.

Appears to be the same product with more colors for a lower price of $13.33 + $1.45 S&H here.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-ultralight-uvioresistant-Waterproof-Rain-Wind-Coat-Cycling-Jacket-Jersey-G-/261399212290?var=560294614914


Xxl

The elastic waistband gives it a narrower tapered appearance than it really is, but it's still obviously much smaller. Same Jack Wolfskin brand, same 21-ish inch sleeves. Self storing chest pocket, no hand pockets. Non-adjustable elastic hood without brim. Elastic cuffs. Full length YKK Euro-style zipper. 100% nylon is a quieter and softer fabric than the Mont Bell. Tall collar when hood is up, providing a double layer around neck area. Seems to be a great blend of windbreak vs breathability and it does add warmth. Haven't tested waterproofness, but can't imagine it'd block much moisture. It might hold a good DWR spray down though.

I'm 5'10", 160#'s with a 40" chest and this just barely fits with a polypro thermal top on. I can not pull my hands in the sleeves at all, and the forward-double-elbow-block test feels like I'd rip out the back or blow out an elbow. But for just walking around, it's adequately roomy. One size smaller would be impossible to wear for me. Anyone bigger than me just wouldn't fit into an XXL. This isn't going to work over my medium WM flash puffy, but for $15, I have no buyers remorse and it'll be used for something. Loaner, backup, or just kept in the glovebox on the boat...

Edited by Glenn64 on 04/15/2014 22:28:23 MDT.

Kenneth Jacobs
(f8less) - F

Locale: Midwest
Re: Faux-dini XXL vs Tachyon LG on 04/15/2014 22:35:11 MDT Print View

Glenn-

Are these coming with tags that say 100% nylon? ...the eBay page says "100% Polyester". If yo could let me know what it is actually made of I would greatly appreciate it. TIA!

-KJ

Glenn S
(Glenn64) - M

Locale: Snowhere, MN
Re: Re: Faux-dini XXL vs Tachyon LG on 04/15/2014 22:41:59 MDT Print View

Hmm, the website does say polyester doesn't it?.Here's what's printed inside the collar.

Labelxxl

Kenneth Jacobs
(f8less) - F

Locale: Midwest
Re: Re: Re: Faux-dini XXL vs Tachyon LG on 04/15/2014 23:15:12 MDT Print View

Thanks Glenn!

KJ

J Mag
(GoProGator) - F
Re: Faux-dini XXL vs Tachyon LG on 04/16/2014 07:48:15 MDT Print View

This makes me a sad panda :( Sometimes being big has its downsides...

Thanks for the info though Glenn. Very helpful.