PLANET X 365 ATMOSHIELD

220 Triathlon Magazine - - Kit Zone -

The 365 Atmoshield from Bri­tish brand Planet X looks quite ro­bust for a pack­able op­tion, but we man­aged to get it in a jersey pocket with rel­a­tive ease and it weighed just 158g on our scales. The ‘Show­er­flex’ fab­ric of­fers wind­proof­ing and a three-way stretch, the lat­ter giv­ing the gar­ment a form fit with­out the added bulk of fully-taped seams. We found that the col­lar was a bit too big and loose, so re­quired zip­ping right up to stop it flap­ping and let­ting the wind in. The slip­pery, polyester in­side lin­ing of the jacket isn’t mas­sively breath­able ei­ther, so it’s per­haps best for train­ing rides with a base layer in sin­gle-digit tem­per­a­tures. The fit is reg­u­lar but not too baggy, so we’d rec­om­mend siz­ing down if you’re in be­tween. Over­all, the 365 Atmoshield is a sim­ple, no-non­sense jacket that, if any­thing, is un­der­sold as sim­ply showerproof, as it also pro­vided good pro­tec­tion in heavy rain, too. You can pick it up in red or fluro yel­low if the all-black feels too in­vis­i­ble, plus, for £40 on the Planet X web­site at the time of writing, the Atmoshield is eas­ily the best value op­tion on test.

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