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Katusha Light Rain Jacket Katusha Light Rain Jacket
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One of the many joys of cycling in the UK is the unpredictable weather, you can head out on a bright sunny morning and find yourself in a torrential downpour by midday, chances are whatever you go out wearing won’t be what you return in.

The Katusha Light Rain jacket is ultra-lightweight at just 175g, its thin construction means you can fold it down into a compact size, easy to stuff in a saddle bag or jersey pocket, ready for when it’s needed. This jacket offers protection against both the wind and rain, without causing you to get all sticky and uncomfortable underneath, the material is breathable letting the vapour and sweat escape the jacket whilst it prevents water getting in.

The Light Rain jacket has fully taped seam construction and a waterproof zip that features a chin guard at the top to prevent the cold metal from coming into contact with the skin. There is a long reflective line across the shoulders, reflective branding and a reflective line across the tail for better visibility in low light when out on the road. The proprietary Ergonomic Line technology ensures full freedom of natural movement in the riding position, the tail is cut with a longer length with elasticated hem and a silicone strip to ensure it remains firmly in place during vigorous cycling and keeps out water splashing up from the road. There is an entry point cut out in the back of the jacket so you can easily access your jersey pockets without removing the jacket, the handy magnetic closure system stops wind and water getting in when you aren’t retrieving items from the pockets.

There is only one colour to choose from in this jacket, Coral, it might not be to everyone’s taste, but it helps you stand out on the road and quickly locate it amongst your other cycling gear. This jacket delivers exactly what it promises, good protection against wind and rain on the ride, high levels of breathability and a comfortable non-restrictive fit. RRP £253

LIGHT RAIN Jacket – Coral

A protective jacket that helps you keep dry and cool during unpredictable weather.
  • Breathable
  • Light and compact
  • Wind and rain protection
  • Fully taped seams
  • Reflective detailing
  • Waterproof zip with a chin guard
  • Zip garage
  • Pocket access with magnetic closure
  • Elasticated hem and wrists