Maloja Foreigner jacket review£155.00

Trendy waterproof

BikeRadar score2/5

Thanks to the Sympatex material, the Foreigner jacket repels water well. The lightweight construction means it’ll pack down snuggly into a jersey pocket too. We like the cool, modern styling and bright colours, which many still like off the bike.

The Foreigner has a decent length in the body, and arms that provide good coverage, plus a rather handy detachable hood. £155 is a lot of cash for a jacket that isn’t exactly feature-heavy, though. As the body’s cut is quite baggy, it’ll bunch up and balloon at the front when you’re seated and pedaling.

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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