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Gear Review

3 5

Wish it covered my back better

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I decided to buy this jacket after doing a century in the rain. I packed it into a rear pocket on a questionable day and busted it out half way through a ride.

The quality of the jacked is great. The fit is pretty spot on to other Giordana jackets and jerseys (I usually wear a large and bought a large). I like the minimalist styling. My only wish is that jacket was a tad longer in the back. While the back of the jacket is longer than your average wind jacket, it rode up while i was riding and my butt got a little wet.
While it was not very wet, I thought the jacket would provide better coverage back there. That said, the rest of my jersey and arms remained dry.

Overall a good jacket if you're caught in the rain.

Responded on

For a really great bike 'rain jacket', check out Gore's ALP-X .0. Besides being totally waterproof, it has a great drop down apron that unsnaps to completely cover your bottom. Then, when not needed, it snaps away, out of sight.
It's easily packable for a hydration pack, etc., but to bulky for rolling up in a jersey.
It's only a shell, so it's not warm.
I love Giordana, but for rain/wind protection, I've found Gore to be one of the best.
Have a great season!