Discovering overlooked new product deserving praise is one of best parts of being at mbr, and our latest find is the Specialized Trail-Series Alpha jacket.
Madison DTE Waterproof Jacket uses heavy-duty fabric; triple-layer shell rated 20k waterproof and 20k breathable, which are at the top end of both scales.
If you see a Specialized Trail Series Wind jacket cheap, it’s worth snapping this one up because it’s a great emergency jacket, but too dear at full price.
Leatt is another company using an in-house waterproof membrane in its Leatt MTB 5.0 jacket: HydraDri built into a three-layer, four-way stretch fabric.
Giro Havoc H2O is three-layer material; fully seam-sealed with claimed waterproof and breathability ratings of 15,000mm and 6,000g/m2/24hr respectively.
Fox Neoshell uses Polartec’s newest Neoshell fabric. This has a claimed waterproof rating of 10,000g/m2/24hr, which is on a par with plenty of jackets.
Gore Bike Wear is currently selling the Gore-Tex C5 Infinium Hybrid for £139.99, which makes it excellent value for money for a jacket using a Gore-Tex.
The Leatt MTB 2.0 jacket is made from a generic laminate with claimed 5,000mm waterproofness and 5,000g/m2/24hr breathability figures.
Gore Bike Wear Gore-Tex Paclite jacket is made from branded Paclite fabric, which is incredibly lightweight breathable fabric that’s also fully waterproof.
Several manufacturers are using non-branded waterproof membranes in their jackets and Scott is one of them. As the name suggests, its DRYOsphere 3L fabric is a three-layer laminate with rip-stop…
Madison makes several different weight waterproof jackets and the Flux is one of its lightweights. It’s durable enough that you can wear this on an all-day wet ride, but it…
Traditionally Gore Bike Wear jackets are a little bit more expensive than most, but the C5 Trail Hooded is great value, especially since it’s one of the few jackets that…
The Singletrack is built using Endura’s ExoShell20 fabric. This has a three-layer construction, using a nylon face fabric, a waterproof and breathable mid-layer and something called a Denier Tricot next…
The Endura MT500 II jacket offers protection in really foul weather, with a great hood, plenty of ventilation and loads of stretch in the fabric.
Combine the fit, attention detail with an amazing price and the Madison DTE Womens waterproof jacket is easily the best on test.
The Polaris Tor Insulated is a different take on the padded jacket concept featuring wadding front and back with wafer thin Nylon sleeves.
Think of this Endura MT500 Freezing Point jacket as a padded puffa jacket but with added technical riding features.
Ever witnessed the joy a toddler feels when it jumps in a puddle wearing a onesie? That’s the feeling I get when I pull on Endura MT500 Waterproof Suit.
The Madison Zenith jacket blurs the line between a lightweight packable and an all-day waterproof and it does it well and at a good price.
The Endura MTR shell is a superb lightweight, packable jacket that definitely bridges the gap between packable and all-day waterproofs.