Campagnolo Raytech Light Txn Convertible Jack review

Zip-off arms seem like a logical extension for a gilet. Sometimes it's done badly, to the detriment of the gilet, but in this jacket, Campag do it well. Due to its close cut, this feels more like a gilet with zip-on arms, and works well in both guises.

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £73.99 RRP
Campagnolo Raytech Light Txn Convertible Jack

Our review

Good, but not convinced by the zip-off sleeves. A cheaper gilet version would be better.
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Zip-off arms seem like a logical extension for a gilet. Sometimes it’s done badly, to the detriment of the gilet, but in this jacket, Campag do it well. Due to its close cut, this feels more like a gilet with zip-on arms, and works well in both guises.

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However, you have to stop to get the arms on or off, unlike arm warmers, which can be rolled up or down on the move. And of course, you’re paying a premium for those arms over the Raytech Light Txn Vest, which is £22 cheaper (more than enough for a pair of decent arm warmers). It’s made from a stretch-fabric called Textran that incorporates polyurethane. It’s windproof and, like the Assos, much more rainproof that it looks – apart from the mesh back, of course. The front zip has a storm flap, and there’s a good-sized zipped rear pocket. There’s also a reflective tag on the back and patches down the sides.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Raytech Light Txn Convertible Jacket
Brand Campagnolo

Additional Features Zip-off arms
Elasticated Waist Yes
Mesh Inserts Yes
No. of Pockets 1
Reflective Piping/Accents Yes
Storm Flap Yes
Water-Resistant Yes
Weight (g) 261
Windproof Yes
Clothing Material Textran
Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL XXL
Available Colours Black Green Red White
Available In (Mens/Womens) Mens
Fastening Type Full-Zip
Layer Thickness 1-layer Lightweight
Soft/Hard Shell Soft Shell