ArmaUrto Pro-Flect Performance Jacket review

There aren’t many abrasion and impact resistant outer-shells for road cycling – so how does this one stack up?

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The ArmaUrto Pro-Flect Performance Jacket is, as far as we are aware, the only road cycling specific outer shell that offers impact and abrasion resistance. It features a well-balanced cut which conforms to your figure without being restrictive. Although by no means clammy, it is less breathable than other rain jackets, and as the protective inserts mean it can’t be packed away in a jersey pocket, you do have to fully commit when wearing it.

Reasons to buy
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    Impact and abrasion resistance

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    Large reflective panels

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    Large rear pockets

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Reasons to avoid
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    Not packable

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    Only in black

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    Breathability not as high as similarly priced jackets

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ArmaUrto’s Pro-Flect Performance Jacket is designed to offer impact and abrasion resistance via its carefully positioned inserts, should you be unfortunate enough to be involved in a crash.

The speeds it is possible to reach when cycling does make it quite surprising – when you stop and think about it – that the only form of protection most people wear is a helmet. Although to be fair, historically, there haven’t been many options out on the market.

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