New portable, lightweight jacket for stuffing in your back pocket in case of unexpected showers.

If you were caught out in one of the showers that swept across England today, then perhaps you could have done with this new Packable Disc Jacket from Vulpine.

The London-based company has grown rapidly since its launch in 2012, and it was only a month ago that we were reporting on their new cycling-specific jeans.

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Vulpine claim the fabric is is breathable while offering basic wind and shower protection.

The new jacket is designed as an ’emergency’ jacket for deployment in sudden changes of British weather. Vulpine give the weight for a medium men’s jacket as only 80 grams, a tiny weight that packs down into a small disc which should be easy to stuff into a jersey pocket. As an added bonus this disc inverts to form a small pockets for valuables when you’re on the road.

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The Packable Disc Jacket should be easy to deploy when the weather changes.

The jacket is made of spray and wind resistant fabric which Vulpine suggest is suitable between 4°C – 20°C for temporary shower protection over any garments, or 8°C – 16°C as main outer layer on longer rides.

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The 80g jackets packs into a small disc

The Packable Disc Jacket is available in two colour schemes, Classic (Navy/Green) and Racing (Red/Orange), and comes in a range of sizes with different versions for men and women, all of which available for £99 RRP.

For more details see the Vulpine website.

We’ll be looking to get one of new jackets in soon, so keep an eye on the pages of the magazine and website for a full Cycling Weekly review.

  • Jon

    Aldi do a similar one for £9.99, leaving you with £89.01 to spend on cake and beer.