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Be Seen - Be Safe - Be Dry!
on 8 August 2016
I have been through countless cycling/HiViz jackets and tops over the years and have been using this one for just over three months now.
I have uploaded a few pics after three months of use a few times a week and I have used this in torrential downpours several times now thanks to the fantastic summer we're having . . .
I buy large in everything but after reading all the great reviews here (many thanks everyone 152 4&5 stars from 157 can't be bad!) I decided to go with the medium and it fits really well with a cycling jersey on underneath.
I got the HiViz yellow and it is very visible with reflective livery front and back and reflective piping to the arms - shoulders - across the top of the back.
Zips are top class and tapered with a smooth zzzzzippp to them with good toggles. The sleeve cuffs are velcro fastening and the bottom of the jacket and neck sections can be reduced to tighten things up if need be.
The inner is mesh lined and side pocket zips open to reveal a mesh breathing panel (not pockets). There is a great pocket at the back which is quite deep with a waterproofed zipper which you could get a map in. There is also a good chest pocket.
Really good manufacturing quality here for the pricepoint compared to others I've used.
In use - I've worn this quite a bit as I go on night rides quite often and need to be seen. My usual ride is around 20 miles there and back and this jacket has been a godsend in any bad weather I've encountered. One evening I was caught in a really heavy downpour and it was quite pleasurable due to the jacket protecting me - if you know what I mean!
Of course, there is no hood on here!
One thing to note is that it is breathable - to a degree! Don't forget that you ain't paying top dollar for this jacket, it isn't gortex. I do sweat in this but opening all the pockets up to allow air flow definitely improves things somewhat and I am perfectly happy with my purchase for the money.
Good to go . . .