Vaude Sky Fly jacket review£150.00

Lightweight touring top

BikeRadar score3/5

Not quite as packable or light as some jackets, this 206g (L) cycling-specific top is still easily compact enough for your pannier, bar bag or rear jersey pocket. 

There are long reflective strips down the arms and around the Napoleon pocket, and you get a large, easy-to-grip zip puller on the water-resistant zip. 

The hem is only elasticated on the sides, and we’d have preferred more elastication or cinching here. But as well as being waterproof, this is light enough to double up as a windproof option when the mercury dips. 

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

Simon has been cycling for as long as he can remember, and more seriously since his time at university in the Dark Ages (the 1980s). This has taken in time trialling, duathlon and triathlon and he has toured extensively in Asia and Australasia, including riding solo 2900km from Cairns to Melbourne. He now mainly rides as a long-distance commuter and leisure/fitness rider. He has been testing bikes and working for Cycling Plus in various capacities for nearly 20 years.
  • Age: 53
  • Height: 175cm / 5'9
  • Weight: 75kg /165lb
  • Waist: 33in
  • Discipline: Road, touring, commuting
  • Current Bikes: Rose SL3000, Hewitt steel tourer
  • Beer of Choice: Samuel Adams Boston Lager
  • Location: Bath, UK

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