Scott Rain Jacket RC Pro review£99.99

Quality lightweight weather beater

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Scott's team jacket is a quality lightweight weather beater if you don't mind signing autographs.

The fabric is certainly faster sweating and more stormproof than most coats of this low weight. Having got caught out a couple of times in vile weather, it will eventually succumb to the most severe storms though, and you'll be noticeably damp if you're really pushing the pace. The long arms, long tail, high collar and hood all add to weatherproofing while riding or wandering round the pits though.

To keep weight low you just get the one stormflapped rear pocket, but it's big enough to swallow the jacket whole for easy stowing. The big reflective Scott logo gives a pro look too, but don't be surprised if folk are disappointed after thinking you're Nick Craig.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 44
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster tfhan the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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