Pearl Izumi Octane Jacket review

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£140

Pearl Izumi Octane Jacket

BikeRadar verdict

90.0 out of 5 stars

"Great balance of weight and function, with water protection"

Sunday, September 21, 2008 3.00pm By

A good choice for racers, the Pearl Izumi Octane offers high performance features at the cost of pockets.

The Octane is a true lightweight that uses four-way stretch Optik-WxB material that’s windproof and waterproof with taped seams, while remaining extremely breathable. 

It has a long back that can be poppered up, and a high front that’s perfect when you’re on the bike.

A neat touch on the inside of the arms is a thin mesh layer that keeps the fabric off the skin –this boosts comfort and helps keep any damp material off your arms.

We also like the Velcro patch at the bottom of the sealing zip, which helps when doing the zip up on the fly. The fit is perfect for racers and it packs easily in a back pocket. 

The only downer on this is a shortage of pockets. There’s a mesh pocket inside, but it’s not very secure.

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Specification

Name:
Octane Jacket
Brand:
Pearl Izumi
Price:
£140

Clothing Sizes Available:
L M S XL XXL
Description:
Optik-WxB fabric is waterproof breathable protection for all conditions. Optik-WxB is lightweight and packable. Detachable hood with visor. Internal hood stow pocket. Elasticized sleeve opening prevents any water from seeping in. Fully taped seams. Super-refl ective external tape provides bright 360 degree visibility. Form Fit
Weight (g):
245
Available Colours:
Blue Red

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