iXS Imperial Elite jacket review

Minimalist, lightweight shell

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £159.99 RRP | USD $263.56
iXS Imperial Elite jacket

Our review

Light, packable, stylish but needs more reflectives on the front
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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.

Product Specifications


Name Imperial Elite jacket (11)
Brand IXS

Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL
Available Colours Black Orange
Waterproof Yes