MADISON ROADRACE APEX SOFTSHELL JACKET SPORTIVE SHELL BIBTIGHTS
WHAT THEY SAY: The heavyweight Apex softshell jacket is designed to keep you warm on the harshest of British winter days. The Sportive bibtight is the only choice when the weather turns really sour.
WHAT WE SAY: This combo opts to use panels to combat the varying problems of cold, wet, wind and moisture management. At the front, over the shoulders and down the arms are highly effective windproof panels which are ideal for rebuffing winds and work hard to keep water out too. Under the arms and across the back meanwhile are most porous panels intended to deal with maintaining body heat and providing the garment with better breathability. With its high collar, elasticated cuffs, and sealed seams this is a jacket that will also look after you when you can see your breath. A standard selection of four pockets including one zippered one line up round the back. Available in red or blue in sizes XS to XXL. The bibtights, meanwhile, are particularly good, especially for the price. Offering water and windproof protection in all the right places while the Roubaix fleece lining (which extends all the way to the chest) is as comforting as it is comfortable. They also feature Madison’s own 4G Gel Race chamois – which is more than up to the job – as well as integrated foot loops to keep things snug around your ankles plus an easy access zipper for when you need to take a tinkle!