Sugoi Hydrolite review

The Hydrolite is a lightweight and thin jacket that packs down nice and small

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £66.99 RRP
Sugoi Hydrolite

Our review

Clutter-free performance that packs down small for good money
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The Hydrolite is a lightweight and thin jacket that packs down nice and small. The material is ‘reactive’, which means that as it comes into contact with water the surface swells slightly, closing it up and essentially letting the water touching it serve only to make it more waterproof. It sounds odd, and we too were surprised to find it really works.


Fully taped seams and extra material under the armpits and around the collar make for a smooth chafe-free fit, and our only gripe with this jacket is the lack of reflective material on the back.


The stretchy fit and non-clammy breathability virtues of the Hydrolite make it a good rain choice, and it also packs down small enough to fit in a large centre pocket on most jerseys. Considering the performance, the small pack size and the price, this is a cracker of a simple jacket from Sugoi.

Product Specifications


Name Hydrolite
Brand Sugoi

Elasticated Waist Yes
Extendable/Drop Back Yes
Mesh Inserts Yes
No. of Pockets 1
Reflective Piping/Accents Yes
Water-Resistant Yes
Weight (g) 186
Clothing Material Polyester Polyurethane
Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL XXL
Available Colours Grey
Available In (Mens/Womens) Mens
Fastening Type Full-Zip
Layer Thickness Lightweight