SCOTT RC PRO WIND BLOCK

220 Triathlon Magazine - - Kit Zone -

Al­though of­fer­ing some vis­i­bil­ity, the RC Pro Wind Block isn’t go­ing to win any style points for us, and looks a bit like a piece of promo gear with the Scott logo plastered across the chest. At 187g, it’s heav­ier than the very pack­able op­tions on test, but we just about man­aged to stuff it in our jersey pocket. The de­cent-sized wa­ter re­pel­lent pocket did the job, pro­tect­ing our phone ad­e­quately dur­ing some quite heavy show­ers. For a size medium we felt the sleeves were too long, so much so that rain wa­ter col­lected into the creases, which re­quired shak­ing off. So we’d sug­gest siz­ing down if you’re in be­tween, al­though the jacket is quite short in the body so cy­clists with a sim­i­larly small wing­span may strug­gle to find the right fit. Else­where, the jacket is slim­fit­ting and has a soft, stretchy hem at the bot­tom. The split sec­tion on the small of the back is an in­ter­est­ing fea­ture, of­fer­ing plenty of ven­ti­la­tion and giv­ing you easy ac­cess to jersey pock­ets.Al­though, in strong winds and show­ers, we found it can ac­tu­ally be an en­try point for rain, so it needs an up­date for the next ver­sion.

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