A jacket that I’ve increasingly found myself wearing on rides is the Bontrager Commuting Jacket. It’s a very stylish windproof jacket that is suited to “cool spring mornings and evenings”.
Windproof jackets have the advantage of keeping you cool through use of breathable fabrics. This is something that can be rarely matched by waterproof jackets, which tend to cause you to heat up as you go past the first couple of miles on your ride.
The jacket is incredibly comfortable and seems to fit the shape of my body perfectly. More so than any other jacket I’ve tried to date. The effect is that you barely notice it’s there. It almost slips into the background and works its magic keeping you at a good temperature.
Bontrager have come up with a very stylish design for their jacket and they’ve managed to sneak in subtle reflective strips in a way that you could wear this jacket during the day without anyone realising it is meant for cycling.
The jacket includes two zipped side pockets, a larger zipped rear pocket and two buttoned breast pockets. Although, I’ve rarely found myself using the breast pockets.
The Bontrager Commuting Jacket resists light rain but if the heavens decide to open then you will need to reach for something more waterproof.
The material of the jacket feels strong and durable and even after many miles it looks as good as new. Therefore, it should be one of those purchases that lasts many years.
Overall review: A great windproof cycling jacket that I’d highly recommend.
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