One Ten Element windshell jacket

Cycling Active tested the Oneten Element windshell jacket from online retailer Chain Reaction Cycles

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Score

7/10

Pros

  • Good arm length and rear coverage
  • Not expensive

Cons

  • No stowage when not wearing
  • Runs a bit hot

Price as reviewed:

£35

  • This One Ten Element windshell jacket is made from a stretchy translucent yellow fabric like the Santini. Venting is via underarm and side seam mesh panels and further mesh under a protective windstopper panel on the upper back. The cuffs and hem are elasticated, although they are not that tight. There’s a windproof backing and a garage to the zipper and the collar is high and lined, although again this is not a very tight fit.

    There’s no stowage option, so you just have to fold the jacket down and stuff it in a jersey pocket. This results in quite a bulky package which will consume most of one of your three rear pockets.

    The overall fit of the jacket is not all that tight and there’s a bit of upper arm windflutter at speed. Arm length is good but tail coverage is okay only, so you might get a bit wet from wheel spray in a shower.

    The jacket runs quite hot and there’s a bit of a boil-in-the-bag feel once you get working, so you may need to pull down the zip to let a bit more air in. The zip puller is quite small and a bit fiddly to use, but otherwise everything works fine and this is a good budget option.

    Verdict

    Not as breathable or as foldable as some windshells, but a good budget choice.

    Details

    Weight: 120g
    Size tested : M