Santini 365 Rain Jacket review£124.99

Good balance of water- and windproofing

BikeRadar score3.5/5

This top comes with Santini’s typically slim and anatomical fit, with the XL equivalent to a large elsewhere. The internal seams are effectively taped, and it also comes with a welcome full-length waterproof zip with large gripper – resulting in excellent waterproofing.

It weighs just 300g, can just about be squeezed into a rear pocket and has two rear pockets itself, one with a waterproof zip. The cuffs are elasticated and have Velcro for further security, with the hem also elasticated.

The Rain Jacket offers a good balance of water- and windproofing, and decent breathability too. But a black jacket needs more reflective detailing to be usable year-round.

Simon has been cycling for as long as he can remember, and more seriously since his time at university in the Dark Ages (the 1980s). This has taken in time trialling, duathlon and triathlon and he has toured extensively in Asia and Australasia, including riding solo 2900km from Cairns to Melbourne. He now mainly rides as a long-distance commuter and leisure/fitness rider. He has been testing bikes and working for Cycling Plus in various capacities for nearly 20 years.
  • Age: 53
  • Height: 175cm / 5'9
  • Weight: 75kg /165lb
  • Waist: 33in
  • Discipline: Road, touring, commuting
  • Current Bikes: Rose SL3000, Hewitt steel tourer
  • Beer of Choice: Samuel Adams Boston Lager
  • Location: Bath, UK

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