BBB Mistral Shield review

BBB Mistral jacket, Lightweight jackets grouptest 2012 CA
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Only its less-tailored fit prevents it getting better marks.

Reasons to buy
  • +

    Sensibly ventilated

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Not as well tailored as some

With large mesh side panels on the sides of the trunk and on the underarms of the Mistral Shield, there is never any danger of overheating in this jacket and at the lower end of the price range it is one of the least clammy feeling when going hard.

There is a trade-off in weather protection in more serious showers.

A quality coating means that the water beads very well too - this is one of the better jackets in heavy rain despite appearances.