Among Wiggle’s extensively redesigned DHB range is the Windslam softshell, with fabric like Gore’s Windstopper – a close-woven, stretchy, ﬂeece-backed material that’s warm and keeps the breeze out with a laminated polyurethane layer inside.
There’s a surface coating that makes rain bead and roll off up to a point – it’s ﬁne in showers and, because the wind’s not reaching you, you’ll stay warm. But not too warm – the fabric is impressively breathable.
Further draft-prooﬁng is provided by the high collar (complete with zip guard), waist drawstrings and Velcro wrist closures. Reﬂective piping down the back and sleeves plus a strip across the rear pocket aids visibility.
There are additional pockets with zips at the sides – the actual pockets face backwards, which stops the contents sagging in front but requires a knack to use. Employing the opposite hand helps. Fit is good, although the Windslam could beneﬁt from slightly longer sleeves.