Café Du Cycliste Madeleine Jacket review

When it comes to windbreaker jackets, we'd ideally like something stylish and technically perfect. That ultimate goal has taken a step closer to reality thanks to Café Du Cycliste and their Madeleine jacket.

Cycling Weekly Verdict

Soft neck and cuff finishes help the jacket to feel plush and luxurious, and a lovely selection of materials give the garment a pricey aura. At £105, we expect a high level of quality, and the Madeleine doesn't disappoint in that regard. We'd go as far as to say that thanks to a unique approach to design, backed up by excellent performance, it punches well above its price bracket in comparison to other jackets around the crowded £100 budget. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this jacket, but only if you like the design, of course.

Reasons to buy
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    Unique design

Reasons to avoid
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    Cuffs are too short

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    Er, unique design?

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Café Du Cycliste are, no bonus points for a guessing, a French brand. They're based in the Côte d'Azur region in the South of France. There's plenty of beautiful riding to be had down there, and it’s home to a lot of super serious professional riders, so it's nice to see that they don't take themselves too seriously.

"Modern, imaginative, and fun" are the buzz words thrown about on their website, but the phrase we like the most - "tailored-tech" - just about encapsulates the Madeleine windbreaker jacket we're testing here.

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