SCOTT RC PRO WIND BLOCK
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.