Sportful Fiandre Strato Wind jacket review

The latest addition to the Sportful Fiandre range includes a windproof front to keep you warmer

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Sportful Fiandre Strato Wind jacket provides extra front side wind protection over a standard Gabba-style jacket, effectively lowering its working temperature. It’s comfortable and provides protection from wet weather too, via its DWR treatment. But it’s not quite as versatile as a separate jacket and gilet combo.

Reasons to buy
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    In-built gilet keeps core warm

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    DWR treated to keep out wet

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    Vents in gilet for extra airflow

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    Bright front and reflectives

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Reasons to avoid
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    Arms uninsulated and can get cold

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    Can be a bit too warm once it warms up

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We’ve rated the Sportful Fiandre range when we’ve tested it previously. The Gabba-like fabric (Sportful and Castelli are sister brands) gives you warmth and water protection as well as insulation. What does the Sportful Fiandre Strato Wind jacket bring to the party?

Well, the main thing is those bright orange front panels (there are yellow and black options too). They’re windproof and textured, so you get a step up in core protection over the standard Fiandre. This makes the Sportful Fiandre Strato Wind jacket significantly warmer when the temperature is below 10C.

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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.