Race Face Nano Pullover jacket review£79.95

Packable showerproof layer

BikeRadar score2.5/5

The Nano Pullover jacket from Race Face is a light, easily packable layer that’ll help keep those pesky summer showers at bay – but it’s certainly not cheap.

It’s water resistant rather than waterproof, so it’ll keep you reasonably dry in lighter rain but you’ll need something more substantial if you’re venturing out in a downpour. This makes the hefty price tag pretty tough to swallow.

The removable hood is handy off the bike, but because it’s so light it can flap about when riding. We whipped it off pretty early on. Rather than a full zip up the front, the Nano has a 3/4-length offering, so the jacket’s easier to put on if you take your helmet off first.

The fleece-lined collar is extremely comfortable and helps to offer some respite from the elements. The perforated underarms and huge meshed vent at the rear help prevent overheating when it’s balmy out so you don’t get too sticky.

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Rob Weaver

Technical Editor-in-Chief, UK
Rob started riding mountain bikes seriously in 1993 racing cross-country, though he quickly moved to downhill where he competed all over the world. He now spends most of his time riding trail bikes up and down hills. Occasionally he'll jump into an enduro race.
  • Age: 34
  • Height: 172cm / 5'8"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Natural trails where the loam fills my shoes on each and every turn
  • Beer of Choice: Guinness

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