Chrome Two Way Insulated Shacket review - neat reversibility, but it favours style over practicality

Stylish? Yes. Practical? Hmm, less so

Image shows a rider wearing the Chrome Two Way Insulated Shacket
(Image credit: Future)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

With a just few little tweaks Chrome's Two Way Insulated Shacket would be winning awards. As it is, however, it falls short on basic commuter needs, meaning it's best reserved as a general going-out jacket.

Reasons to buy
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    Stylish and elegant

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    Reversibility feature

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    Water resistant

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    Mid-range price

Reasons to avoid
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    Little to no reflectivity and visibility

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    No zipped pockets

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    Arm length and tail come up short

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    Collar flaps around

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The Chrome Two Way Insulated Shacket is a modern, elegant jacket - but it's the insistence on possessing these positive characteristics that leads to its disadvantages.

For while there is no denying that the wearer looks stylish whatever side they use, the commuter jacket isn't as functional as some of the best commuter cycling jackets.

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