Thursday, October 31, 2013 12.00pm
By Cycling Plus
It's hard to argue with the quality of the B'twin Rain Jacket 7, especially at this price – the seams are well sealed and we could see very little in the way of costcutting measures.
It's a medium weight jacket, but the material is breathable, and that's backed up by venting across the back and two foot-long zip pits, zipping from the top, for increased ventilation.
It uses plenty of reflective materials on the arms and has a slightly odd asymmetric band across the chest and back, but the quality of the taped seams was equal to that on much more expensive jackets – they were very neat with no bobbling even where the seams meet.
The reasonable price is acheived party by the speccing of very few pockets – there is just one large rear pocket – but there are no obvious shortcuts elsewhere.
We did have our doubts about the styling – it's not exactly cutting edge, and certainly won't be to everybody's taste, but considering the price, we can put vanity aside.
This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.
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