Bontrager's Rhythm Softshell Hoodie Jacket laughs at the cold, so go ahead and ride. This windproof, water-resistant jacket keeps you warm without overheating thanks to its breathable construction and slick chest vents. The vents double as pockets with 2-way zippers, so your stuff is safe, even if the vents are open. It has a helmet-compatible hood and an extra chest pocket, and the fit is loose and comfy for total freedom of movement. Don't let that fool you, it's cut long for a cycling-specific fit, and ribbed cuffs and hem seal out the elements.
I love this jacket. I wear it while I'm mountian biking, commuting, and just casually. Love that the hood is big enough to go over a helmet. The only thing that took a little getting use to was the side pockets that also act as vents. During casual wear I had to remember to unzip them from the bottom.
Bottom LineYes, I would recommend this to a friend