Morvelo Fuse jacket review

The Morvelo Fuse jacket is a weatherproof racing jacket with a three-layer construction for cold, wet riding

Cycling Weekly Verdict

A nice alternative to the Gabba with Morvelo’s usual stylish design and excellent features, but the three layer laminate isn’t as breathable as a Gabba and can feel clammy.

Reasons to buy
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    Nice design

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    Zipped vents

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    Long tail

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    Plenty of pockets

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    Good water resistance

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Reasons to avoid
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    Gets a bit sweaty

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The Morvelo Fuse jacket comes in three different design options, with the Winter Attack being the most unusual and distinctive. Confusingly, Morvelo calls the Fuse a 'jersey jacket'. That’s because it’s the company’s take on the Castelli Gabba theme – light enough to race in but with enough wind resistance and insulation for cooler weather as well as having water repellency to keep the rain at bay while being breathable.

morvelo fuse jacket

Open rear pockets have plenty of room and reflective taping

There’s also a drop tail to protect you from spray from the rear wheel. This stays in place well and doesn’t have the tendency to ride up that some jackets’ tails have. In addition, there’s a backing strip to the front zip and a high, fleece-lined collar to keep the weather out.

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morvelo fuse jacket

Side zips help with ventilation

As well as the three open rear pockets – which don’t have flaps to stop rain getting in – there’s a fourth zipped breast pocket and the Fuse has reflective trim at the rear too. The fabric is an Italian three-layer laminate with a waterproof membrane at its core and surface DWR water repellent treatment.

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This works well to keep rain out, although it can get a bit clammy inside if you start to work up a sweat. To help with heat dissipation, Morvelo includes zipped side vents backed with mesh, which can be opened for more air circulation.

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Morvelo offers the Fuse in XS to XXL sizes and it’s size-accurate for UK riders, with enough room to get a long-sleeved baselayer underneath but without excess material or windflap. There’s also plenty of length in the arms and body to be comfortable when riding.

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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.