HC JACKET NERO/BATTLESHIP
We’ve put all our technical knowledge into the development of the most sophisticated winter jacket:
The HC Jacket is waterproof, windproof, thermal, breathable, reflective, aerodynamic & protective. It features multiple fabrics each with a specific technical role. This is the gold standard of Winter Jackets.
Waterproof, Windproof & Thermal: Featuring a Schoeller-Dynamic stretch fabric with a Windtex Membrane. The jacket is waterproof, windproof, thermal and breathable
Aerodynamic stretch fit with reduced drag: The main fabric is 4-way stretch and super lightweight to enhance the perfect fit. It fits like a jersey, yet protects like a jacket.
Kevlar Protection for the rider & the jacket: The HC jacket has Kevlar panels on the elbows to provide protection from abrasions and cuts in the event of a crash.
Maximum Visibility with unique reflective panels: Waterproof reflective panels on the cuffs & shoulders to maximize rider visibility.
Maximum breathability & Thermal Exchange: A textured 'Roubaix' material positioned under the arms to moderate body temperature at varied riding intensities.
Widest range of temperature coverage: The fabric is thinner and lighter than most competitor brands, making it appropriate for the widest range of temperatures from -10 to +12 degrees.
Comfort fit high neck collar: A high neck collar to maintain the unaltered micro climate of the body at the key entry/exit point with a specific soft fleece material to avoid irritation on the neck
Schoeller-Dynamic (Breathable and water repellent stretch fabric)
High neck collar
3 large pockets with drainage
4th waterproof security pocket
Reflective panels and stripe
Kevlar Elbow patches
Machine wash at 30C without fabric conditioner and rinse well
Do not tumble dry, bleach, iron, steam clean or dry clean
This a really well thought through Jacket. It's light for the warmth it provides and fits the body well. The materials are stretchy. The pockets are a good size and whilst they stretch they don't "drag" down your back. I use either a light thermal or medium thermal underneath for cold riding ( we are talking 2 degrees or so). The internal chest pocket is a nice touch too. You know it's wicking sweat out, as there is condensation on the inner tube inside the pocket on a dry day. I have hit some rain and showers with no ingress at this stage. Although I haven't been hit by full on hard rain yet. I don't find I get too hot either in the jacket, which is a pleasant surprise. Whilst people may think this is expensive, the amount of use through the season will definitely pay for this as it is so versatile.
I live in northern Minnesota and it has been very cold here recently, in the negatives. My first ride with this jacket was no different and all I wore was this and a thin base layer. Warmest cycling apparel I own and I absolutely love it.
Just got this jacket and it's easily the best jacket on the market right now. I've got jackets from Rapha and Assos, the latter is great technically but is a bit bland and I worry about not being seen on dark wet morning rides. This has great visibility and cut, the fit is amazing. I love the little detail like zippers on the sleeve ends and the side zip pocket. Well done guys.
Great bit of kit. Keeps you warm & dry. Not ridden in really low temperatures but for most rides (above 5c) I’ve just worn a short sleeve non thermal base layer and been plenty warm enough. Expensive but definitely worth the outlay.