Sportful Light NoRain Top review

Probably best described as a gilet with sleeves, the Sportful Fiandre Light NoRain top is a great choice for damp, chilly mornings, although we would have liked to see more protection for the price.

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Sportful Light NoRain Top is a great outer layer to put on for nippy mornings and chilly descents, offering decent windproof protection and keeping you dry through unexpected showers. However for the price we’d like to see a few more features, such as full waterproofing or rear pockets

Reasons to buy
  • +


  • +


  • +

    Fairly windproof

  • +

Reasons to avoid
  • -


  • -

    No rear pockets

  • -

You can trust Cycling Weekly. Our team of experts put in hard miles testing cycling tech and will always share honest, unbiased advice to help you choose. Find out more about how we test.

The Sportful Light NoRain Top is one of the most versatile pieces of clothing we’ve had the pleasure of testing here at Cycling Weekly. A jack of all trades, it’s part jacket, part waterproof, part long sleeve jersey, and part gilet, offering plenty of flexibility for changeable conditions.

While it's not exactly a purely freezing weather top, you're better off visiting our page on the best winter cycling jackets for that, it's a great addition to any cycling wardrobe. 

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.