A good technical jacket will make more difference to your winter riding comfort than almost any other bit of kit
My first impressions of the Dyfi Active Shell were focused on the colour and looks; understandable given that I nabbed it from Singletrack for photoshoot dressing-up. It’s a happy looking shell that works as well during everyday wear as it does in the hills. Unlike shells from some other technical clothing companies, the Dyfi is […]
Possibly the quintessential zip-off softshell, from masters of Windstopper, Gore Bike Wear.
A softshell with a hood (and an unfeasibly long name). Rejoice! For it is warm and cosy…
The Dirt Track (really?) is TNF’s Gore Windstopper softshell, with zip-off sleeves that convert it into a gilet. First things first: fit. It’s decidedly ‘American’ in its sizing and boxy, rather than fitted. As a slim six-footer, the medium jacket came up short in body and arms, but baggier than the snug fit I’d prefer. […]
Looks like a cotton checked shirt is actually technical “pretty foul weather” top
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 […]