Pedal Ed Hikari Reflective Shell jacket review

Pedal Ed has covered the Hikari jacket with reflective dashes to help keep you visible

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Pedal Ed Hikari Reflective Shell jacket is properly waterproof and uninsulated, so it will cope with wet rides whatever the temperature. And there are loads of reflectives, upping your safety on the road. But it’s not very packable and tends to rustle. There are premium waterproof jackets that work better.

Reasons to buy
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    Lots of reflective elements

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    Very waterproof

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    Rear mesh pockets

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Reasons to avoid
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    Not very packable

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With signs of spring around the corner now, it’s a chance to put away that heavy winter jacket – and swap it for a waterproof one. The Pedal Ed Hikari Reflective Shell jacket fits the bill nicely.

Uninsulated, it comes with fully internally taped seams and is made of a highly waterproof breathable fabric. Pedal Ed says that the Hikari Reflective Shell jacket has been used in both the Transcontinental Race and the Silk Road Mountain Race – so considerably more extreme than my meanderings around the Chilterns.

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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.