B’Twin Aerofit 900 Softshell jacket review£90.00

Can a budget jacket compete against the big brands?

BikeRadar score4.5/5

B'Twin's Aerofit 900 jacket is amazing value for money if you’re looking for warmth on a budget. Constructed entirely of brush fleece-lined softshell, there’s nowhere for chilly winds to get in – though no added venting either. 

  • Highs : Price, warmth, versatility, practicality
  • Lows : Balaclava zip limits usefulness

It comes with a zip-in waistcoat, made of stretchy Roubaix-like fabric, which incorporates a balaclava, and zips together at the front, adding an extra insulating layer to the chest, and giving unbeatable neck and skull protection with no annoying gaps. The downside is you’ll have a zip against your chin, lip or nose, but it can be rolled down for extra neck protection too.

There’s a wide elastic gripper, three drop pockets plus a zipped media pocket that accept a fair amount of gear, plus two huge reflective shoulder and neck panels for visibility. Sizing is snug and race cut, it’s stylish and very well finished.

This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Robin Wilmott

Tech Writer, Tech Hub, UK,
Robin began road cycling in 1988, and with mountain bikes in their infancy, mixed experimental off-road adventures with club time trials and road races. Cyclocross soon became a winter staple, and has remained his favourite form of competition. Robin has always loved the technical aspect of building and maintaining bikes, and several years working in a good bike shop only amplified that. Ten years as a Forensic Photographer followed, honing his eye for detail in pictures and words. He has shot at the biggest pro events since the '90s, and now he's here, drawing on all those experiences to figure out what makes a bike or component tick.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 178cm / 5'10"
  • Weight: 75kg / 165lb
  • Discipline: Road, cyclocross, time trials
  • Beer of Choice: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

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