This cycling jacket fends off wind and rain and fits over your wintertime layers. The stretch fabric gives you mobility to dodge potholes, the sealed seams keep out water if you splash through them.
- 2.5-layer Select Barrier fabric provides reliable waterproof-breathable protection.
- Internal seams are fully taped to stop wetness from getting in.
- Full-length internal storm flap has a chin guard to protect your skin.
- Zippered back pocket holds small essentials.
- Reflective elements for low-light visibility.
- Drop-tail hem can be stowed away when not in use.
|Technology||SELECT Barrier WxB 2.5L|
Fabric waterproof rating
The standard test for waterproof fabrics uses a standing column filled with water. The figures given are the water column height. A rating of 3,500mm or higher can be considered waterproof. The higher the rating, the more durable the waterproof fabric will be over time.
Waterproof garments use waterproof-breathable technologies and are fully seam-taped. Water-resistant garments use waterproof-breathable technologies but their seams are not taped. Weather-resistant garments repel water and protect against wind but are not made of waterproof fabric.
|Waterproof with fully taped seams|
Fabric active breathability
The rate at which a waterproof breathable fabric expels moisture when the inner surface is moist from perspiration. Values under 8,000g/m2/24h provide low performance, 20,000g/m2/24h provide moderate performance and values over 30,000g/m2/24h provide high performance.
|Pockets||1 back zippered|
A windproof garment does not allow any air to permeate the fabric. A garment with windproof panels has panels of fabric that are totally windproof, but the rest of the garment may not be windproof. A wind-resistant garment resists some wind, but not as much as a garment that is windproof.
Durable water repellency
Usually referred to as DWR. A treatment made to fabrics that causes water to bead and run off instead of soaking through.