Specialized Deflect Hybrid jacket review

Jacket that’s armless most of the time

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £90.00 RRP | USD $90.00
Specialized Deflect Hybrid jacket

Our review

Versatile shell/vest converti-coat, but sweaty across the back
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Specialized’s converti-coat is a lightweight, packable option with some nice features to keep it versatile. Lightweight, slightly stretchy Deflect material and a loose cut keep it mobile. A tall collar, silicone hem and decent length sleeves provide decent coverage, and it shrugs off wind and light showers fine.


There’s a zipped back and chest pocket to keep stuff safe, the front zip opens both ways, and the sleeves and shoulder yoke zip and pop off easily to rip it into a vest. It’s sweaty though, particularly under a hydration pack, so the sleeves tend to come off quickly. 


This article was originally published in What Mountain Bike magazine.

Product Specifications


Name Deflect Hybrid Jacket (12)
Brand Specialized

Description * Lightweight polyester in a woven construction for form fit comfort * Wind and water resistant Deflect™ material for protection from the elements * Zippered back pocket for safe storage of essentials * Vented back for increased airflow * Custom Specialized logo silicone gripper holds the jacket in position * Reflective trim on the back for added visibility * Semi-form fit
Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL XXL
Available Colours Various