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What's the most versatile jacket?

I am looking for a convertible jacket with a 7-in-1 system. I can't find any. Do they exist?

What's the most versatile jacket?

Pearl Izumi Elite Thermal Convertible Jacket Photo: Courtesy of Pearl Izumi

The other way garment makers go convertible is to offer zip-off sleeves, which are popular with cyclists and runners. A great example is Pearl Izumi’s Elite Thermal Convertible Jacket ($160). It’s a warm, weather-repellent softshell with zip-off sleeves. It also comes with reflective panels, back pockets, a yellow so bright it'll make your eyeballs hurt—perfect for riding.

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