A cycling jacket that looks at home off the bike too. The shell is made from Dryshield fabric that’s fully waterproof and breathable. Elastic cuffs and an adjustable lower hem have you covered from all angles, keeping you dry even when the rain is coming in sideways. Cycle-geek function isn’t all that's going on, so you’ll feel comfortable wearing it out of the saddle.
- Made of abrasion resistant Dryshield nylon and polyester in 2.5-layer waterproof breathable construction.
- Fully taped seams won't let rain sneak in.
- Full length front zip is water resistant and has an inner storm flap for added protection.
- Detachable hood and separate stand up collar shut out wind and rain.
- Zippered underarm vents shed head and moisture.
- Chest pocket and hand pockets keep essentials easy to access.
- Elastic cuffs and an adjustable hem provide a close fit.
- Subtle reflective elements ensure visibility in low light but aren't too bold when you're off the bike.
|Face fabric||Nylon + polyester|
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.