HellyTeck XP fabric / Weight: 403g (large) / One-hand hood adjustment / Waterproof zipped front and pockets
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This ample-cut hooded jacket is a tough contender. Helly Tech XP stretchy fabric is 25 per cent more waterproof than standard Helly Tech, and more breathable to boot. With performance tested after five washes, you can expect a decent lifespan. Long, water-resistant pit zips prevent overheating, and an internal mp3 player/mobile phone holster keeps you entertained.
Amongst the lightest hooded offerings, it’s found favour amongst plenty of fashion-conscious trail riders. With its high quality, pub-friendly looks and trail-friendly performance, its easy to see why. Just size down if you lack any pre-winter ‘padding’.
MBR RATING: 8/10