Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Light and super functional
I came across this jacket when I searched for something between my Craft Performance rainjacket and my thicker (non waterproof) Craft winter jacket. There were a couple of fine reviews from bike magazines when I googled on the web. First I ordered a yellow in large but it was way too big for me, so I returned it and got a medium instead. I rode it on an easy spring ride first, a little too warm then but with good ventilation. Since then I have tried it at several rainy and quite cold rides. The best combination was with a synthetic baselayer and a thin long-sleeve jersey as insulation. Change that for a thicker jersey and it will be great in the real cold. Rain is no problem at all, the inside is smooth and not rubbery like many other rainjackets. It has a big pocket on the back and a beavertail to protect your bum.
03 December 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Hard to believe
Tried it in a blizzard, 2 deg C, wet snow, 1 h, hard ride - trying to stay warm, came home dry, inside and outside. Another try; 10 deg C, strong wind, endurance ride - 2.5 h, dry again! Hard to believe. Stretchy, breathable fabric - you could try body-hugging fit, if you like it. Nice long sleeves with thumb loops, packs small enough to fit the jersey pocket. And the fluorescent green - perhaps not all that cool, but definitely safe - nothing like the confidence that the driver of that coming car can actually see you. Upgraded from Aqualite Extreme - definitely worth the price. It would be nice to have a hood for the really extreme weather.
12 August 2012