Liv Paradisa Women's Wind Jacket review

Light wind jacket with a stand out design - but does it pack a punch when it comes to performance?

liv paradisa wind proof jacket
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

Works in cooler conditions and keeps the chill and worst of the rain off, whilst being light enough for summer rain though can be a little clammy; the Liv Paradisa isn't race styled as advertised but does provide a relaxed fit and a cool design.

Reasons to buy
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    Offers warmth

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    Keeps the worst of the rain off

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    Eye-catching design

Reasons to avoid
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    Not race fit as advertised

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    Rustles as you move

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    Design might be bright but it's still black

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Clothing is far from the first category that pops into your head when you consider the brand Giant, or its women's arm Liv. However, Liv has been working with Spanish clothing manufacturer Etxeondo since 2012 to produce gear for riders.

The Paradisa women's wind jacket forms part of a wider Paradisa range, including shorts (waist only), jersey and wind vest (gilet). It's designed to offer a race fit, keeping wind and rain showers from ruining rides where weather might be changeable.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.