This soft-touch shell is deceptively protective and comfortable even in the worst weather. The soft handle and stretch of the Hincapie fabric gives it a casual feel and look despite the dropped tail and two rear pockets.
However, when it started to wet out within minutes of meeting a serious storm, our casual concerns seemed to be confirmed. An hour later though, with roads flooded from verge to verge and brutal winds flinging us around, we still felt comfortable and surprisingly warm despite the thin back fabric.
Mesh underarm and back panels make it impressively breathable. As such, it works really well as a protective shell in dry and cold conditions.
Long wrist and back coverage cut draughts and two rear pockets mean you can wear it over a base layer and it’ll just crush into a pocket size package, which is handy for when you need to pack it away.