|The advertising and message is okay by me. I went on this VerMontreal 2011 ride,|
but never wanted to pay for the jacket. Funny how things turn out...
I was pretty tickled to win this cycling jacket in a raffle. It's a little flashy for my taste, but then again I'll be lit up like a Christmas tree when I start cycling to work this spring, which does have it's merit. What I love is the artsy pattern and—go ahead and laugh—it wasn't until I tried on the jacket that I noticed the apple graphic. And, I'd like to think it's a Macintosh. We're proud of our apple orchards here in Vermont, especially the iconic Macintosh, which thrives in our climate and when pressed into cider, well, my mouth's watering just thinking about it.
It's not too shabby from the back either. It has underarm zippers for ventilation and two-way front zipper. From a touring standpoint, I'm digging this jacket. It's lightweight and folds compactly. Considering I could've won a horn, blinkie lights, or beer glass, this is the best prize!