iXS Imperial Elite jacket review
The amount of protection that even minimalist lightweight polyester tops like this offer is impressive, and the Imperial Elite proved itself on the bike and under high-pressure testing. The construction, quality and cut are good too – with adjustable cuffs, a high collar and pre-formed arms for comfort while riding.
It isn’t the most breathable jacket out there, but it does offer a good level of protection from rain and wind, and looks and feels like a high quality product. However we would have liked to see some more reflectives – mainly on the front – especially on a top at this price.