The Stealth II is an evolution of the original Stealth, a softshell jacket with externally sealed seams providing the extra breathability associated with a softshell but complete waterproof protection too.
The second incarnation looks seriously constructed too, with waterproof zips (including at the wrists) and contrast seam tape. The cut is roomy enough for layers – not that you’ll need many, it’s a warm jacket. We’re sure we weren’t able to put this jacket to anything like the test it can withstand weather-wise.
It does feel quite ‘boardy’ for a softshell jacket, but because the inside is lightly brushed and therefore plusher, that does result in an overall impression of durability. It’s one we’ll definitely keep for the worst riding days of winter.