This new shell from British mountain company Berghaus is a high-performance all-rounder, but you get more for your money from cycling-speciﬁc designs.
The Sella uses Gore’s Windstopper Lite fabric with a little extra insulation from the mesh pocket liners behind the front, and offers more of a windproof effect than lighter gauge shells.
You’ll also be able to watch rain bead and roll off it for an impressively long time before it starts to seep through the unsealed seams.
Breathability is good too, helping you stay relatively dry when you’re working hard, and the massive side-to-arm vents offer plenty of air con if you start to boil.
While it’s not a cycle-speciﬁc cut, the tall shock-corded collar and generous sleeve and body length mean no cold spots. Long zip puller tabs on vents, the main zip and the three pockets are easy to use with winter gloves, and the overall build quality is excellent.
The weight and pack size are relatively high though, as is the price compared with feature loaded, cycle-speciﬁc designs.