S-TEK II.V series soft / Hardshell fabric / Weight: 684g / Mesh chest-vents / Lift-pass recoiler on arm pocket
Contact: Paligap 0117 982 3673 or www.sombriocartel.com
Sombrio never follows the crowd and the Element jacket is no different. With unique features including the rather fiddly opposing-oriented magnetic storm flaps, and the no-slap strap for your bicep-mounted iPod. Bulky four-way stretch softshell fabric accounts for some of the weight in the Element, but most comes from the freeride styling.
Cut is ‘plentiful’: there’s a little excess length in the front, and bulky upper arms. If body armour is your preferred base layer, however, the tough construction will work well and the excess weight is of little concern. Styling matches the tailoring and will count equal for some fans.
MBR RATING: 6/10