Race Face Aquanot waterproof jacket review

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£139

Race Face Aquanot

BikeRadar verdict

50.0 out of 5 stars

"Big on style and an adequate performer, but not the best value for money."

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 10.00am By

Look beyond the funky pattern and you’ll find a fully featured jacket. Made from Race Face’s own Storm Lite 2.5-layer fabric with taped seams, the Aquanot isn't as waterproof as some on paper, but works fine in practice.

Described as having a 'tailored cross-country fit', it’s more North American than Italian in sizing, if you catch our drift. It also stows into its own pocket, although the resulting package is considerably bulkier than other stowable jackets we've reviewed lately. That’s largely on account of all the zips, vents and adjusters that you’ll find.

The Aquanot has underarm vents like Race Face’s Tempest, and they’re similarly awkward to use – a pity, since we found we needed them earlier than with some jackets. Also like the Tempest, the Lycra inner cuffs could do with a slightly bigger thumb hole and a bit more fabric so that they don’t pull the sleeves so awkwardly.

If you’re a music fan, you’ll appreciate the windowed inside pocket with headphone port, and the cable clip at the collar. Overall, it's big on style and an adequate performer, but perhaps not the best value for money.

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Specification

Name:
Aquanot Jacket
Brand:
Race Face
Price:
£139

Description:
Race Face storm light fabric
Clothing Sizes Available:
L M S XL
Available Colours:
Black Grey White
Available In (Mens/Womens):
Mens
Weight (g):
562
Reflective Piping/Accents:
t
Fastening Type:
Full-Zip
Water-Resistant:
t
Waterproof:
t
Windproof:
t
Anatomically Cut:
t
Soft/Hard Shell:
Soft Shell
Underarm Zip Vents:
t
Hood:
f
Pocket Types:
Front Hand
Seam Sealed:
t
Breathable:
t
Hem Cinchcord:
t
Pocket Description:
Fleece-lined handwarmer pockets and chest pocket.

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