- Works well as a cycling and casual jacket
- A large cut
- No bum coverage
Price as reviewed:
– Sizes: S-XXL – Colours: black
The only real giveaway that this isn’t simply a smart-looking, casual jacket is the subtle but capacious zipped pocket and pleated vent on the back, and two concealed zipped vents on the sides. For many, that’s no bad thing.
Some might consider it a little too black for the winter commute, and admittedly there isn’t a great deal in the way of reflective logos or piping to appease health and safety types.
But for those who prefer their cycling kit functional but understated, the stealthy Element at least offers excellent waterproofing and decent wind resistance. The casual style forgoes the drop tail of the more sporty garments on test, and the relaxed cut might not be to the taste of whippet-like racing folk.
We really liked the simplicity of this jacket, and the fact that, once you’ve got to work, it doesn’t look out of place on the lunchtime run to the shops in your civvies.