Sombrio Wingman jacket

Packable water-resistant coat for mountain biking

BikeRadar score2.5/5

Sombrio’s Wingman jacket is a lightweight, water-resistant jacket that usefully packs away into its own chest pocket, leaving you with a bundle about the size of a water bottle to stuff into your pack.

Our size small sample came up more like a medium/large, so unless you’ve got a good few layers underneath, there’s quite a bit of excess material left flapping about, which isn’t ideal. We’d recommend dropping down a size if considering this.

When fully zipped, the collar comes up high enough to keep the elements out and the hood’s good when you’re off the bike or waiting for the uplift. We’d prefer the hood’s drawstrings to be anchored in some way, as they will swing around when riding.

The DWR water resistant coating will stave off the odd shower easily enough but look elsewhere if you want something watertight.

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Rob Weaver

Technical Editor-in-Chief, Tech Hub, UK
Rob started riding mountain bikes seriously in 1993 racing cross-country, though he quickly moved to downhill where he competed all over the world. He now spends most of his time riding trail bikes up and down hills. Occasionally he'll jump into an enduro race.
  • Age: 36
  • Height: 172cm / 5'8"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Natural trails where the loam fills my shoes on each and every turn
  • Beer of Choice: Guinness

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