Sometimes the simplest designs are the best. Eliminating excess features from a jacket maximises its breathability while keeping pack size and cost to a minimum, and that’s exactly what online retailers Wiggle have done with their waterproof DHB Wickham jacket.
The highly breathable unlined eVent fabric, taped seams, water resistant zip, volume adjusters and a just-roomy-enough cut cover all bases, while 360-degree reflective details complement its Black Magic black and vibrant red colourways.
It’s a bulk-free jacket which does away with all unnecessaries such as pockets, storm flaps and extra vents, so you’ll need a pack on longer rides.
We did manage to snap the toggle from one of the waist cord pulls, though, and while the high neck is lined with fluffy microfleece, there’s no draw cord and nothing behind the zip to save your chin from chafing.