FIANDRE NO RAIN
SPORTFUL’S JACKET IS a revelation for late-autumn and winter riding in changeable conditions. Employing Gore’s Windstopper technology, the front panels let next to no chill through, and also perform an admirable job of preventing water from reaching your mid-layer. Cuffs are firmly elasticated and don’t budge from your wrists, while the fleeced lining is very comfortable and insulating. There are three pockets to the rear, similar in size to those you’d find in a decent jersey, and the high-seated collar is also very cosy next to the skin. A front zipper with a taped construction is as close to waterproof as we could possibly attest to, resisting rain. On a longer ride in stormy conditions, however, water did begin to work its way through the material of the jacket. It’s usefully breathable and will really come into its own in early springtime.