A performance-minded, waterproof jacket engineered for the rigours of mountain biking in wet weather. The semi-breathable membrane combines with a back vent for excellent ventilation during hard efforts. On top of that, expect a host of bike-specific features for outstanding protection and performance: an adjustable helmet-compatible hood, a high collar and understated yet badass styling.
- Durable polyester face fabric laminated to a 2.5-layer waterproof breathable membrane provides excellent waterproofing.
- Back vent and mesh-lined chest pockets aid breathability.
- Hood is helmet-compatible with 3 points of adjustment and a magnetic connection to eliminate flapping when not in use.
- High collar has a zipper garage.
- 2 zippered external chest pockets and 2 handwarmer pockets with water-resistant zippers.
- Adjustable cuffs and hem seal out the elements.
|Ideal for||Mountain biking|
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. Water-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.
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.