Foska waterproof jacket review

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£70

Foska waterproof jacket

BikeRadar verdict

70.0 out of 5 stars

"If it's cold and wet, this jacket's just the ticket"

Friday, November 21, 2008 12.00pm By

Foska’s waterproof jacket is perfect for cold and wet riding conditions, and has some useful features including easy-to-grab zips and Velcro fasteners on the sleeves. The bright yellow colour will help you to be noticed on the roads too.

The jacket uses Hydrovent™ waterproof technology, and it did its job well in the worst the heavens could chuck at it. The taped seams on all the zipped areas provide a tight seal to keep the elements out.

It has an internal lining which adds bulk, which means you probably wouldn’t use the jacket as a packable ‘just-in-case’ item. We wouldn’t wear it in warmer conditions either – we got hot very, especially when wearing a rucksack.

The underarm vents, which can be easily zipped or unzipped with all but the thickest of gloves, provide some body cooling relief, but if you’re riding hard you’ll probably have to undo the main zip for additional on-the-fly air conditioning.

The large Velcro cuffs are easy to do up and were a welcome addition when trying to keep out the rain, wind and cold. The high collar with drawstring helps keep out the cold and provides a good barrier from the wind too.

Reflective strips on the arms and rear are useful for visibility at night, and the striking yellow colour will definitely make you stand out.

The jacket does have a slight drop tail, but we’d have liked a longer one to keep more rain and crud away from our bums.

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Specification

Name:
Dry Five
Brand:
Foska
Price:
£70

Description:
Manufactured in Hydrovent™ A fully waterproof and breathable fabric with fully taped seams, Two front pockets with welded zips and a mesh lining, with an internal pocket so the outer zips can be opened for ventilation and positioned so they can be accessed whilst wearing a rucksack, One rear security pocket with welded zips , # Cyclists contoured fit and a drop tail for total protection whilst on the bike with a drawstring hem , # Rear and arm reflective tape for safety in traffic , Drawstring hem , Velcro® adjustable cuffs , # Zip pulls that can be used whilst wearing gloves ,
Manufacturer's Description:
Brand new to the Foska range, these new waterproof jackets featured in both black and yellow. They are the perfect combination of durability and style for any bike or running enthusiast.
Clothing Sizes Available:
L M S XL XXL
Available Colours:
Black Yellow
Available In (Mens/Womens):
Mens
Weight (g):
536

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