Le Col Pro jacket review

Le Col’s racing jacket ticks all the boxes for harder riding in cool, damp weather

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Le Col Pro jacket provides good protection for faster rides in cool and damp conditions. The cut is really good and the bright colour and good reflective details mean that road presence will never be an issue.

Reasons to buy
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    Excellent racing fit

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    Bright colour and good reflectives

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    Lightweight and breathable but with adequate rainproofing

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Reasons to avoid
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    Can get a bit damp when riding hard in cooler conditions

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Any brand worth its salt will have a Gabba-style water repellent jacket in its line-up and the Le Col Pro jacket is Le Col’s take on the ubiquitous outer garment.

It does the job well. Made from a mix of WindTex and Schoeller fabrics, it’s comfortable in that difficult temperature range between 5C and 15C, when worn with a good technical baselayer. Most of the jacket is made of a thin water resistant material that lets just enough airflow through to be breathable, without adding so much insulation that you boil. Arms can feel the cold more than the torso in colder weather, so the rear of the arms is made of a heavier fleece for added insulation.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.