Madison Stratos review

Madison jacket, Lightweight jackets grouptest 2012 CA
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The women's version doesn't have a huge amount of room for the bustier physique but on more lithe bodies, the arm shaping and lack of excess material elsewhere prevents flapping.

Reasons to buy
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    Good rain repulsion

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    Best jacket in test for those on a budget

Reasons to avoid
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    Thicker material than other in this test

At the same price as the Ride jacket, the Stratos is a very different jacket.

A thicker, more water resistant fabric makes it a bulkier garment overall but the flipside is improved rain repulsion.

Mesh-lined openings ensure the garment can breathe while a thin fleece lining on the collar maintains a better seal in cooler conditions.