Rab Shadow Hoodie Price: £120 From: www.rab.uk.com Tested: Continuously for four months The Shadow Hoodie isn’t really a jacket for riding in, it’s what I would call a ‘live-in-jacket’. In winter it can be worn as a mid-layer over a base layer and under a waterproof shell or down jacket, and in summer it can […]
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I bought this jacket back in the depths of winter and had cause to drag it out again a lot recently to protect me from the “Summer” weather!
What to say… It does just what it says really. It’s fantastic in a downpour. It acts like an umbrella for your head with the water flying off in all directions.
It’s a 15L version of the Hydro 3 – a much more useful space for most types of riding. One big main compartment with an old-school half-sleeve for a hydration bladder (not supplied) and then just loads of room for tubes, waterproofs, pumps, Coconut Crimbles etc.
A decent pair of winter boots is long overdue from the (other) Big S. In all other fields, they rival both Shimano and Sidi in popularity and (for me at least) usually exceed both in ergonomics and fit. It’s good to see that they’ve done their homework and not just come out with a slightly less vented racing shoe or DH boot