Rainshield Max: Excellent protection against rain and wind. We test our fabrics in laboratory, measuring how much hydrostatic pressure a fabric can withstand. You need 8.000/10.000mm water before this membrane even begins to absorb water.
Fully Taped: Stitching is often a weak spot as the fabric is pierced and water can seep in. That’s why we’ve insulated it with a taping technique that prevents any penetration.
Internal Breathable Membrane: We’ve bonded the membrane to the fabrics to create a totally waterproof and windproof barrier. Garments with this barrier are as light as ever and offer optimum ventilation.
Northwave Acqua Race Rainshield Jacket Materials:
100% polyester tricot with internal breathable membrane.
Buy Northwave Acqua Race Rainshield Jacket from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World's Largest Online Bike Store.
Rated 3 out of 5 by NWLakes For the money... You would expect the zipper to last more than 4 rides!
I have given the jacket an overall rating of "Average" as the jacket does work well in rainy conditions, But... the zipper does not meet the standards set by the rest of the jacket, i have worn this 3 or 4 times and found the zip to be flimsy in design and on Sunday it came off in my hand (30 miles into a 110 mile club run in the rain!).
The zip is not fixable... Not happy!
05 March 2014