Excellent jacket ,kept me warm but never got overheated
I love to ride in every weather condition. I’ve worn this jacket through rain, sleet, and snow and unlike the Post Office it even works on Holidays. I have been dry and warm since purchasing my magic shell.
This jacket was a purchase to experiment with layering. For years I relied on a wind stopper jersey and struggled with temperature modulation. The test came early because my first time out included chilly morning climbs (upper 40's) and an open stretch along the PCH into 30mph gusts. This jacket worked flawlessly. I stayed warm and comfortable throughout the ride. I purchased a XL which had an oversize look in the shoulders as material gathered in this area - on me. This is my first jacket, so I learned this look disappeared once on the bike. Though on my frame the XL is a little tight in the chest, I opted for a overall snug fit rather opt for an XXL and risk a loose, billowy fit. The pocket is nice, but as others have mentioned the zipper is a little hard to work with gloves. I solved this by adding a zipper pull.