Yet again, Madison delivers top value
Although as heavy as the Dare2B, we found the Madison’s weight is less in the lining material but more in the face fabric itself.
Combined with some permanent shoulder vents and adjustable cuffs, hem and collar, it was a far cooler jacket to ride in, with airflow guaranteed once we had tweaked everything to our satisfaction on the trail.
Of course it could all be snugged up tight for a very cosy experience, too, and, despite the weight, we loved the two-layer, almost denim-like fabric with its bombproof, yet soft and comfortable feel.
It was pretty basic in the breathability department, a reflection of the price no doubt, but when we kept the air circulating, the drop mesh liner never got too wet inside.
Also, despite the manufacturer describing the hood as an under-helmet design, most of us managed to pull it over our helmets without too much stretching.
If you can live with the bulk and weight, the Roam is a bargain.