Sombrio’s Wingman jacket is a lightweight, water-resistant jacket that usefully packs away into its own chest pocket, leaving you with a bundle about the size of a water bottle to stuff into your pack.
Our size small sample came up more like a medium/large, so unless you’ve got a good few layers underneath, there’s quite a bit of excess material left flapping about, which isn’t ideal. We’d recommend dropping down a size if considering this.
When fully zipped, the collar comes up high enough to keep the elements out and the hood’s good when you’re off the bike or waiting for the uplift. We’d prefer the hood’s drawstrings to be anchored in some way, as they will swing around when riding.
The DWR water resistant coating will stave off the odd shower easily enough but look elsewhere if you want something watertight.
This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.