Scott Exit windbreaker hoody review£64.99

Lightweight wind deflector

BikeRadar score4/5

Lightweight shells are one of the most versatile pieces of clobber around. The Exit's pre-articulated and stretch-panel fit works well on the bike, with its adjustable strapped cuffs and dropped hem to keep draughts out.

The fabric looks and sounds a bit like medicated toilet paper, but it shrugs off wind chill and light showers for a while without soaking you with sweat from the inside. 

Pit zips, a full length front zip, fleece collar strip and velcro attached hood also give plenty of ventilation or heat level control. It’s nothing miraculous, but it compares well to most of the plastic bags you get at this price.

It packs down pretty light and small for taking out with you ‘just in case’, and the chest pocket even gets an internal headphone port for your mp3 player. Be warned that the shell suit style tends to be a love or hate splitter though. 

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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