We get a lot of marketing emails here at grit.cx HQ. Some are great, some are not so great. Others make the entire office shout, “WANT” at the same time. This was one of those time, although we think this might be something that divides our readership…
We are big fans of Café du Cycliste. They turn out beautiful looking kit and lure us in with shots of beautiful sunny shots of their local hills in the Maritime Alps. For the one day a year they get rain, they now have a range of rainwear, including this unique looking print for when it is truly raining cats and dogs (LOLZ).
Charlotte combines the ability to deal with extreme riding conditions with all the comfort and flexibility of a true superlight soft shell jacket. The premium waterproof and breathable membrane is used in conjunction with two additional lightweight fabrics to produce a garment with enough stretch to fit more like a long sleeve jersey than a traditional (flapping) rain jacket.
To aid core temperature control and enhance airflow, Charlotte features low profile rear vents on the upper back and lazer cut opening under the armpits. In striking grey, Charlotte also boasts fully taped seams, a full length zip flap and Durable Water Repellant (DWR) treatment for exceptional weather protection while the construction with four way stretch is designed to allow for a full range of movement while on the bike.
Charlotte has three good sized rear cargo pockets for all your riding essentials, a lightweight fleece interior collar lining for comfort, a silicon gripper for added stability and reflective elements for safety in rainy and low light conditions.
- Softshell Rain Jacket with Waterproof Membrane
- Fully Taped Seams & Zip Flap
- Low Profile Vents
- Full Freedom of Movement
The Charlotte waterproof is £223. We want one and some rain.