OneTen Pioggia review£110.00

Super-lightweight waterproof jacket

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OneTen’s brand new ultralight Poggio performs superbly at a very good price.

Designed by the same people who did Wiggins’s skinsuit and Thorpe’s swimsuit, the Pioggia uses eVent’s lightweight fabric, with stretchy ‘Raintex’ membrane making up the stretchy fluoro side panels. 

Untaped construction minimises weight and bulk while maximising breathability. Smart seam placement meant we didn’t got sodden even when we were standing around waiting for rides to start or in bouncing rainstorms. 

Breathability is also outstanding, letting you ride flat out with only limited sweat build-up. The slightly generous body cut actually fits fine on the bike. 

Press-stud collar adjusters, stretch collar and cuffs and top quality Riri waterproof zips complete the ultralight package, which is also impressively light on your wallet. In fact, we’d give this jacket five stars in terms of value.

This article was originally published in Triathlon Plus magazine, available on Zinio.

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: 45
  • 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 than 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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