RaceFace have a keen eye for style, and this shell mixes trail performance with real street appeal. The Wind Chill fabric uses a wind and shower-proof outer, with a fine fleeced inner to combine cosiness with reasonable sweat movement. It does get hot fairly quickly on climbs, but it stays much warmer when sweaty than a separate windproof shell. The tall fleece-lined collar accentuates warmth, and we never felt uncomfortable, whatever the weather.
The casual cut provides easy movement despite the slightly stiff fabric, and treads the line between performance and pub fashion. There’s also a hooded ‘Hoodlum’ version for ASBO riders.