Showers Pass Softshell Trainer jacket £160

Waterproof and windproof

BikeRadar score 4.5/5

Designed in Porland, Oregon, which has a wet climate, this Softshell Trainer has loads of well thought out features.

There are Scotchlite reflectives, waterproof zips, zip vents on the torso and behind the neck, and the vertical chest pocket has internal routing for an MP3 player. All seams are over-taped and waterproof.

The cuffs zip up nice and close to keep out chills, and there’s a jersey-style array of three rear pockets and a small zipped key/phone pocket. The sizing is spot on, a large being just that. The cut is close fitting with a drawstring waist and slightly dropped tail.

Tested in some of the worst weather we’ve seen in years, it’s very impressive, and warm enough to wear combined with a baselayer when it’s milder, or over a long sleeve jersey in the ice. It’s brilliant at keeping you warm and dry.

The quality of construction is some of the best we’ve seen and this has quickly become a favourite riding jacket. Ours is black but it’s also available in a more visible yellow/black. It’s available in sizes S (36in chest) to XL (48in).

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