Northwave North Wind windshell jacket review

The North Wind is a good cycling specific windshell jacket

Cycling Weekly Verdict

Lots of functionality and good tail coverage

Reasons to buy
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    Well ventilated

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    Good rear end coverage

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    Flap for pocket access

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    Easy to zip and unzip

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Pack size is quite large

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    Some windflap

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The Northwave North Wind jacket is made from a lightweight polyester fabric with ventilated mesh panels under the arms which extend to the sides and a further mesh panel under a flap over the upper back.

There’s also a flap with high vis ribbing allowing access to your jersey’s rear pockets and high vis lettering on the top of the shoulders. There’s a full length zipper at the front with a windproof strip behind it and a zip garage at the neck to prevent skin irritation. The zip is easy to use when on the bike, with a puller which can be operated okay with gloves on.

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