4-Way stretch 2.5 layer woven laminate/Weight: 429g/Water Seal’ zips/Zip pit venting/Zip hand pockets and sleeve pocket with inner phones access/Seamless shoulder panels/Paligap 0117 982 3673, www.sombriocartel.com.
Setting itself apart from most softshells on the market, the twist to this ever-evolving full stretch shell package is seam taping. Guaranteeing all round protection beyond just DWR coated shower beating, bags of fabric give allows the slim cut to mesh well with integral hood. Walking a nifty line between trail performance and off the bike props, it’s a marked improvement on the previous incarnation.
MBR rating: 8/10