A few notches off a downpour and still game to ride? This highly water-resistant (very nearly waterproof) soft shell has a bonded inner membrane and DWR finish to shed rain and splashes. Technical touches include strategic venting, magnets to keep your hood in place while ripping, thumb loops and a pocket for your fave riding tunes. It nicely blurs the line between technical gear and street wear.
- Made of polyester soft shell fabric with a DWR finish and a bonded water-resistant inner membrane.
- Magnets keep the hood in place when you're riding.
- Full front zip has a storm flap with magnetic closures.
- Laser perforated underarms and a back vent help regulate body temperature.
- Stretch cuffs have thumb holes for chilly days.
- 2 front zippered hand pockets warm frigid digits.
- Welded back stash pocket has a cord port for headphones.
|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.
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.
|Additional feature(s)||Thumb loops|