Salsa Rain Jacket review

A competent and effective clear PVC shell with mesh venting the length of the arms and along the sides.

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £19.99 RRP
Salsa Rain Jacket

Our review

Reasonably priced old school waterproof, perfect for cooler, unpredicatble weather.
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There’s no earth-shattering technology here: basically, this is a clear PVC shell with mesh venting the length of the arms and along the sides.


A Scotchlite strip runs across the back for increased visibility and the Salsa logo on the breast adds a splash of colour. The shell is a noticeably heavier gauge than I’ve come to expect, which is a real plus in terms of durability, especially if you venture beyond asphalt.

However, it proved awkward to pack comfortably into a jersey pocket, and even with Raglan sleeves it felt a little more restrictive in the arms than thinner fabrics. Despite that, the jacket kept me dry through torrential downpours, and even under continuous effort I never felt clammy or uncomfortable. The cut, too, is excellent: it’s long enough at the back to prevent chill and close enough not to flap annoyingly on long descents.

If you can put up with the restriction, for the money it’s a very competent, understated race jacket for early season rides and is available in a good range of sizes


Sizes: S-XXL.

Product Specifications


Name Rain Jacket
Brand Salsa

Clothing Sizes Available L M S S/M XL XXL
Windproof Yes
Soft/Hard Shell Soft Shell
Jacket Storage Jacket Pocket
Layer Thickness 3-layer
Fastening Type Full-Zip
Available In (Mens/Womens) Mens
Available Colours Clear
Clothing Material Mesh Lining
Webbing Loop Attached No
Draw-Chord Waistband No
Waterproof Yes
Water-Resistant Yes
Seam Sealed No
Mesh Inserts Yes
Fully Adjustable Hood No
Extendable/Drop Back No
Elasticated Waist No
Elasticated Hem No
Lining Fabric Mesh