PLANET X 365 ATMOSHIELD
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.