Lightweight and breathable cycling jacket for the wettest conditions
Designed for optimum performance and protection in wet and challenging weather conditions. The latest version of the Womens Rain Jacket includes a number of updates for Autumn Winter 2013, including fully waterproof and breathable fabrics throughout the jacket and taped seams to improve protection.
Among other updates is a new 3-ply fabric on the forearms which makes the jacket more comfortable against bare skin when worn with short sleeves. Taped seams on the shoulders and upper arms make it even more impermeable to rain and its light enough to pack down into a jersey pocket. The jacket also has a discreet zip-pocket.
- Tailored for female riders
- Waterproof material
- Lightweight and packable
- Waterproof zips
- Taped seams on shoulders and upper arms
- Offset front zip for comfort
- Reflective armband
But it ticks all the boxes in terms of fit and performance, and made us so much happier about riding in chilly and damp conditions as a result. The unique and attractive finish made us feel good too.
Naysayers will shake their heads at the price, but for a waterproof and breathable jacket this light, youd be hard pressed to find anything much cheaper. Given that super light hiking and mountaineering jackets can easily cost as much as £300, this isnt a bad price for a road cycling specific design with some really good features.
Review on road.cc by Leonie Jennings ****½