Madison Telegraphe waterproof jacket review

Casual cut coat

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £84.99 RRP | USD $133.97
Madison Telegraphe waterproof jacket

Our review

Fully-featured and decently waterproof jacket at a good price, but let down by the odd cut
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For a mid-price jacket, Madison’s Telegraphe is impressively feature-laden. There’s a full mesh liner that protects the inside of the waterproof fabric and keeps any clamminess away from your skin, although you’re likely to wear a long-sleeved garment underneath anyway.


This jacket isn’t designed just for riding, as indicated by the front hip pockets. There’s also a hood, which can be stowed away or removed altogether. The fit is a little strange, being really roomy around the torso – good for fitting layers underneath, but a bit flappy – although the sleeves are only just long enough.

Pit zips provide quickly accessible ventilation if things get warm. We found ourselves making plenty of use of these, as the Telegraphe isn’t the most breathable jacket on the market.


It’s decently waterproof, though, so if you can stay vented you’ll stay dry. There’s not as much reflective trim as on some of the competition, but the bright orange colour option goes some way to compensate for that.

Product Specifications


Name Telegraphe men's waterproof jacket
Brand Madison

Description Madison M:Tech 5000 fabric
Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL
Available Colours Black Black/Red Olive/Black Orange/Black Red/Black
Available In (Mens/Womens) Mens
Weight (g) 624
Reflective Piping/Accents Yes
Fastening Type Full-Zip
Mesh Inserts Yes
Anti-Microbial No
Adjustable Fit Yes
Water-Resistant Yes
Waterproof Yes
Windproof Yes
Additional Features * Pit zips * Mesh lining * Fully seam taped * Velcro cuff adjusters * Reflective piping and detailing * Chest pocket with waterproof zip * Waterproof pocket on left sleeve * 2-way main zip with velcro storm flap * One hand draw cords at the hem and collar * M:Tec 5000 waterproof, breathable, micro rip-stop fabric * 2 front hip pockets with waterproof zips and zip garages * Detachable stowaway hood (hood has adjustable hem, and volume adjuster)
Breathable Yes