Sportful Bodyfit Pro Jacket review

Versatile jacket for cool conditions and easy layering

Image shows a rider wearing Sportful's Bodyfit Pro Jacket
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

Being at the lighter-weight and more breathable end of the softshell spectrum, Sportful's Bodyfit Pro is a versatile jacket that's adaptable for a wide variety of conditions. Paired with the right baselayer or rain cape, it can see you through much of what a UK winter has to throw at you. However, the relatively high price, small zip handle and lack of zipped valuables pockets, do count against it. Also the mesh design of the rear three pockets is a aspect that’s likely to split opinion.

Reasons to buy
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    Good fit

Reasons to avoid
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    Expensive for the level of insulation and water resistance

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    Mesh rear pockets

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    Small zipper handle

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    No zipped valuables pocket

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Like the best softshell cycling jackets, Sportful’s Bodyfit Pro Jacket boasts rain and wind protection along with insulating fabrics for mixed condition riding. 

This isn’t the Italian brand’s warmest or most waterproof offering, but that opens up it to use in a broader range of weather. Beyond winter riding, the Bodyfit Pro Jacket can be used through cooler shoulder season days as well.

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Stefan Abram
Tech features editor

After winning the 2019 National Single-Speed Cross-Country Mountain Biking Championships and claiming the plushie unicorn (true story), Stefan swapped the flat-bars for drop-bars and has never looked back. 

Since then, he’s earnt his 2ⁿᵈ cat racing licence in his first season racing as a third, completed the South Downs Double in under 20 hours and Everested in under 12.

But his favourite rides are multiday bikepacking trips, with all the huge amount of cycling tech and long days spent exploring new roads and trails - as well as histories and cultures. Most recently, he’s spent two weeks riding from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia

Height: 177cm

Weight: 67–69kg