Scott Excel Windstopper review

Superlight shell that's an excellent three-season training partner

BikeRadar score4/5

Scott’s superlight shell is an excellent three-season training partner. It isn’t totally waterproof, but it shrugs off biting blow and it’ll keep the worst wet off long enough to get you home. 

It shifts sweat really well, so even higher intensity rides won’t leave you sodden.

The fit is ‘athletic’, which means it’s a performance hugger not a poser, but high collar and tall neck keep it super cosy. 

Vents through to your rear jersey pockets make on-the-fly refuelling easy and it packs down super small if the sun comes out. It also comes in white and high visibilty orange. 

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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