you have a pretty wide range of styles you are talking about - from barbour to nike m65. I actually have most of those jackets, save for the arc'teryx. My thoughts: Nike M65 is nice, but it's clearly streetwear. It's also sized really big, you should probably size down. I bought one this month, I will probably re-sell it. Always wanted one, and realized that it just doesn't fit my style right now. Barbour Tokihito Bicycle Jacket is probably my favorite jacket. I won't be able to wear it during the hottest months of the summer, but can wear it in fall and spring, and layered with something really thick in the winter. They are really beautiful. Patagonia/Apolis is nice. I will wear this all summer as my rain jacket/windbreaker. If you want to save a few dollars, you can just get the Patagonia Torrentshell jacket, it's the same exact jacket as the Apolis without the red stitching. I have the CDW Montagne, and it's very nice, but it's not really a "rain jacket" or waterproof. It is more like water resistant.
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4/20/11 at 10:17am