GoLite Xirtam jacket review

The first thing we noticed about this jacket was the soft-feeling material used compared to most cycling waterproofs. The Xirtam uses several materials laminated together, which produces a fabric that's wind and waterproof but breathable, too.

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £130.00 RRP
GoLite Xirtam jacket

Our review

Wind and waterproof jacket with soft shell feel and good fit.
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The first thing we noticed about this jacket was the soft-feeling material used compared to most cycling waterproofs. The Xirtam (pronounced zeer-tam) uses several materials laminated together, which produces a fabric that’s not only both wind and waterproof but breathable, too.

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To achieve this, GoLite have laminated a stretchy poly interlock waterproof outer with a breathable film and a poly interlock liner, which takes care of wicking duties. Not only does this mean it’s soft and wind/waterproof but provides a stretchy material for a really good fit.

All the seams are taped to avoid any leaks and the articulated hood helps to keep the rain away from your face. The front has a full watertight zip along with draft flap and zip garage to avoid any irritation around your neck. There are adjustable closures on both the wrists and neck to keep you sealed in and keep drafts at bay.

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Two useful pockets on the sides and a small chest pocket provide plenty of room to stash your essentials. There are also two mesh vents towards the rear for further temperature control. With all these features the Xirtam doesn’t fit into the easy-stash lightweight category of bike jackets, but it’s a truly comfortable workhorse that works well both on and off the bike.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Xirtam Jacket
Brand GoLite

Anatomically Cut No
Waterproof Yes
Fastening Type Drawstring Full-Zip
Care Instructions Machine-Washable
Available In (Mens/Womens) Mens Womens
Available Colours Black Red
Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL
Clothing Material Polyester Windshield
Windproof Yes
Weight (g) 420
Webbing Loop Attached No
Water-Resistant Yes
Draw-Chord Waistband No
Underarm Zip Vents No
Thermal Insulation No
Storm Flap No
Reflective Piping/Accents No
No. of Pockets 3
Mesh Inserts Yes
Hood Yes
Extendable/Drop Back No
Elasticated Waist No
Soft/Hard Shell Hard Shell