Mavic Sprint Thermo Jacket review

A quality softshell is a crucial piece of kit if you want to remain warm and comfortable whilst cycling in the winter months. To perform well, a softshell has to be windproof, but also breathable, allowing your perspiration to escape. So how well does the Mavic Sprint Thermo Jacket perform?

Cycling Weekly Verdict

Overall, this is great winter softshell. It breathes well, keeps you warm, is comfortable and looks great. A lack of water resistance means that the jacket must be paired with a rain cape or hardshell in wet conditions. It does however lend itself to a wide range of temperatures.

Reasons to buy
  • +

    Looks good

  • +


  • +


  • +


  • +

    Comfortable in a wide temperature range

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Not water resistant

  • -

    Quite expensive

  • -

You can trust Cycling Weekly. Our team of experts put in hard miles testing cycling tech and will always share honest, unbiased advice to help you choose. Find out more about how we test.

You can expect to see more of this jacket in the coming year as the team formally known as Rapha Condor JLT adopt Mavic as their clothing sponsor for 2015. This jacket is aimed at riders who want a quality, technical jacket that also features elements of style and design.


A size medium fitted our 70kg 6'1 tester well.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Oliver Bridgewood - no, Doctor Oliver Bridgewood - is a PhD Chemist who discovered a love of cycling. He enjoys racing time trials, hill climbs, road races and criteriums. During his time at Cycling Weekly, he worked predominantly within the tech team, also utilising his science background to produce insightful fitness articles, before moving to an entirely video-focused role heading up the Cycling Weekly YouTube channel, where his feature-length documentary 'Project 49' was his crowning glory.