Sportful Fiandre NoRain W Top review

Wind and water repellent and packable, the Fiandre NoRain W Top is an ideal spring or autumn training partner for women

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The versatility of a gilet with benefits of a jacket make this a perfect transition jacket for changeable spring rides, or even mountainous days when you need extra wind or rain protection on the descent.

Reasons to buy
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    Wind protection

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    Water resistant

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    Rear pocket access zip

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    Reflective detailing

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    Lightweight (170g)

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    Women's-specific athletic fit

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Reasons to avoid
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    Only two colour options (Black or Aqua)

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    Special care washing

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    Only just packable

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The middling seasons of spring and autumn, where changeable and unpredictable weather can either leave you too hot on the climbs or soaked and freezing to the core, make it tricky to decide what to wear on the bike.

Sportful's concept with the Fiandre NoRain was to create a top to deal with this exact conundrum.

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Hannah Bussey

Hannah is Cycling Weekly’s longest-serving tech writer, having started with the magazine back in 2011. She has covered all things technical for both print and digital over multiple seasons representing CW at spring Classics, and Grand Tours and all races in between.

Hannah was a successful road and track racer herself, competing in UCI races all over Europe as well as in China, Pakistan and New Zealand.

For fun, she's ridden LEJOG unaided, a lap of Majorca in a day, won a 24-hour mountain bike race and tackled famous mountain passes in the French Alps, Pyrenees, Dolomites and Himalayas. 

She lives just outside the Peak District National Park near Manchester UK with her partner, daughter and a small but beautifully formed bike collection.