Nukeproof Nirvana Jacket | Light, Breathable & Waterpoof

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Amanda has spent more time in her Nukeproof Nirvana packable jacket than she has on a bike recently, so what’s making her wear it in all weathers?

It’s hard to define seasons these days. We’ve had weeks of torrential rain mid summer and glorious sunshine surprising us throughout the year, so it’s much harder to divide kit into wet or dry weather. With that in mind, there are plenty of packable layer options for when you’re suddenly caught out in the rain.

Roughly 7″ x 5″

This year I’ve got my hands on the Nukeproof Nirvana unisex jacket. It’s a lightweight, waterproof, packable jacket offering breathability, convenience and plenty of adjustability.

Not camera-ready

Nukeproof Nirvana Jacket Features:

  • 2.5l waterproof fabric
  • Adjustable elasticated hood
  • Welded seams
  • Chest pocket with inner lanyard and carabiner for when it’s packed down to a pouch
  • Mountain bike specific cut
  • Adjustable hem
  • Audio port
The most creased this jacket ever is – freshly unpacked

On The Trail

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Review Info

Tested:by Amanda for 3 months

Amanda Wishart

Singletrack Art Director

When Amanda arrived at Singletrack she had only been riding for a couple of years, but having already ticked off a healthy list of uplifts and races including Megavalanche, we didn’t see any problems with her keeping up. Previously serving 11 years in a publishing house, she was keen to continue her art and design career without being tied to a desk, and has progressed as both a rider and a designer from all the fresh air Calderdale offers.

She began mountain biking to keep herself occupied out of snowboard season, but bikes have since taken over as the preferred sport. It’s not a hobby - it’s a lifestyle, and the impact riding has had on Amanda’s life is more than just how she chooses to spend her weekends. Relocating to Calderdale, giving up driving, being more eco aware are all either directly or loosely related to the sport and the future of it.

Her love of bikes isn’t for the adrenalin rush, the exercise, achieving goals or even the travelling, it’s mostly about the people she meets along the way. She’s our in-house tree hugger and is interested in any earth positive products and vegan trail snacks.

Comments (7)

    @badlywireddog I’ll weigh the two sizes I have and let you know!

    Is that an Alpkit rucksack in the photos…

    Nice jacket, but £150? Really?

    @amandawishart thanks Amanda. Also wondering how fragile it feels. My experience of very lightweight fabrics is that they’re fine until you crash at which point they’re not fine any more. Is face fabric Nylon or Polyester? Sorry for all the questions, I like the burnt orange colour…

    @BadlyWiredDog To be completely honest, the orange feels thinner than the purple. They’re both Polyester (although the Nukeproof site claims they’re Nylon) but I’ve not noticed any wear and I’ve certainly not torn it. I have worn the orange one daily for the past few months, and I don’t treat it too kindly, so if it were going to show signs of being fragile I would have expected it to by now.

    @BadlyWiredDog It’s made from a fabric called Polymide which is a Nylon, 100%. Shout out to the Nukeproof staff for emailing me with SCIENCE after seeing the comment above 🙂

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