BONTRAGER RXL Stormshell Jacket*Clearance Product
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The waterproof and highly breathable RXL Stormshell jacket will keep you dry, comfortable and looking good in all sorts of weather! Wet and cold rides are no match for this jacket.
- Profila Stormshell fabric is lightweight, waterproof, breathable, and stretchy for a form fit with no flapping
- 2-layer body fabric for superior breathability
- 3-layer fabric in arms for next-to-skin comfort
- Full-length, two-way YKK zip with draught flap
- Zipped left chest pocket and zipped rear security pocket into which the jacket can be packed
- Thumb loops increase wrist coverage. 4.5" (11cm) drop-tail and articulated sleeves for a precise on-bike fit
- Reflective elements enhance visibility for maximum safety anytime
- Fitted: streamlined body fit for a next-to-skin feel. Size up if you prefer a roomier fit
- Waterproof rating: 20000mm (body and arms
- Breathability rating: 20000g/mÂ²/24hr (body), 10,000g/mÂ²/24hr (arms)
Chest___cm / inches
S_______89-94 / 35-37
M_______96-102 / 38-40
L_______104-109 / 41-43
XL______112-117 / 44-46
XXL_____119-124 / 47-49
RXL Stormshell Jacket review, BikeRadar, November 2013 (see here):
"While there are a few good breathable waterproof jackets out there, most feel like, well, jackets. Even class leaders like Gore can't shake that stiff, plasticky feel. Bontrager's new Stormshell jacket turns a rare trick of combining a stretchy jersey feel with waterproof-jacket function.
We loved the snug-but-not-binding fit, with a cut that obviously reflects an understanding of the cycling posture.
The shape is decidedly 'on-the-bike', with longer arms stitched in the forward position. In fact, the arms bind slightly at the front of the armpits when standing up, but fit perfectly in all dimensions when leaning forward with hands on the bars.
The exterior beads up under light rain, then turns softer under a downpour. It looks as though the rain is seeping through, but it isn't.
Using Bontrager's proprietary Profilia fabrics, the Stormshell jacket is made with two layers (exterior and membrane) on the front and back, and three layers (exterior, membrane, soft) on the arms. Combined with a microfibre mesh liner on the neck, the stretchy jacket really feels like a long-sleeve jersey when worn over an actual long-sleeve jersey or a long-sleeve baselayer.
If you like an extended tail on jackets, you might not like this one. The short front stays neatly snug when in the drops and the longer rear provides coverage for your back, but not your rear end like the exaggerated tail you find on a Gore rain jacket.
There are two side-access zippered pockets; one on the left chest and one of the right rear. As with the main zipper, the sealed seams require both hands to operate. This problem is common with waterproof jackets, and is often exacerbated by the cold and wet conditions in which you would wear such a piece. But they do function well enough. The dual zippers mean you can open the jacket from the bottom to access your jersey pockets.
Our only other nit to pick would be Bontrager's rather plain logo and graphic treatment. While the all-black jacket is classy, the graphic details are bland.
But ounce for ounce, this is our new favourite midweight rain jacket."
"Offering jersey-like stretch with a waterproof-jacket function, this is our new favourite midweight rain jacket"
As with any product, specification is subject to change without prior notification. You are advised to confirm current specification before buying.