Cycling jacket helps you look pro with the magic of magnets

First look at easy-on B'Twin road jacket

Have you ever tried to get a jacket back on while riding, only to have to have it fill up like a makeshift sail? B’Twin reckons it has the answer with magnets — the mysterious elements, which are probably magic and definitely not yet explained by science.

The magnets are embedded behind the zip and add only a little weight
The magnets are embedded behind the zip and add only a little weight

By designing the magnets into the zip, the catchily named '700 Membrane Waterproof Road Cycling Jacket' will remain semi-closed while riding which makes things much easier when you fumble about and look for the zip.

While this may appear a little gimmicky at first, we can see real benefit to this system as it will make adding layers a far less perilous process, critical when riding in a group.

The jacket has a very racey, slim cut
The jacket has a very racey, slim cut

The jacket is also a fully waterproof shell with taped seams and a dropped tail to keep your bum dry on damp days. B’Twin does make concessions for breathability with the jacket constructed from a breathable membrane, and includes a generous vent below the shoulders.

We’re looking forward to trying out this jacket as the weather becomes more inclement and the nights draw in. We've also enjoyed doing this in the meantime...

Although the magents are very nifty, they may not be the best choice if you have a pacemaker
Although the magents are very nifty, they may not be the best choice if you have a pacemaker

Have we got you excited about magnets? Check out this positively cool, magnetic tech below;

Jack Luke

Staff Writer, UK
Jack has been riding and fettling with bikes for his whole life. Always in search of the hippest new niche in cycling, Jack is a self-confessed gravel dork and thinks nothing of bivouacking on a beach after work. Also fond of cup and cone bearings, skids and tan wall tyres.
  • Discipline: Long days in the saddle by either road or mountain bike
  • Preferred Terrain: Happiest when on a rural road by the coast or crossing a remote mountain pass. Also partial to a cheeky gravel adventure or an arduous hike-a-bike.
  • Current Bikes: Custom Genesis Croix de Fer all road adventure wagon, Niner EMD 9.
  • Dream Bike: A rigid 44 Bikes Marauder, all black please.
  • Beer of Choice: Caesar Augustus
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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