SOAR UL­TRA RAIN JACKET

220 Triathlon Magazine - - KIT ZONE - soar­run­ning.com

That big ticket price is jus­ti­fied by some im­pres­sive sta­tis­tics on this rain jacket from new Bri­tish brand Soar: wa­ter­proof up to 20,000mm per 24 hours and breath­able for 70,000g/m² per 24 hours (granted, that prob­a­bly means ab­so­lutely noth­ing to you, but google ‘breatha­bil­ity rat­ings’ and you’ll find that’s pretty good). Weigh­ing in at 144g – and look­ing a bit shell suit-like straight out of the pack­ag­ing – we were du­bi­ous at first, but run­ning in it is a very dif­fer­ent story. For a start, the Ul­tra jacket doesn’t make that an­noy­ing shuf­fling noise like many lower qual­ity polyester jack­ets, and it has a re­ally well-crafted, slim-fit­ting shape. Fur­ther­more, the sleeves have a good tight fit, and the back pocket will eas­ily store a phone, keys and a gel. We per­son­ally think it’s too light­weight for sub-zero runs, but with a good base layer un­der­neath this’ll do a fine job for all but the cold­est days of what is usu­ally a damp and mild Bri­tish win­ter.

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