Review: K-Way Claude Classic Full Zip Jacket

A great garment for style conscious city cyclists for wet weather riding.

The K-Way Claude Classic is available in 15 smart and stylish colourways. 

Although not specifically a cycling jacket, the K-Way Claude Classic offers some great features for stylish, urban riders.

Waterproof cycling jackets aren’t always the most attractive thing to wear for style conscious commuters. This is where the K-Way Claude Classic comes in handy, perfect for cyclists looking for a fashionable garment to protect them from any sudden rain showers.

Even though the jacket hasn’t been designed for cycling, it offers some great bike-friendly features meaning it’s become a handy addition to my commuter wardrobe.

Firstly, it has kept me bone dry whenever I ride in the rain and it’s also helped to keep the wind at bay on those blustery days that have become commonplace lately.

The nifty K-Way Claude Classic can be packed into its own pocket meaning that it’s pretty ideal for city commuters as it can easily be tossed into a bag of any size. It has one zipped pocket, perfect for storing your valuables whilst riding.

The elasticated hood is another great feature. It fits nice and snugly under my helmet and can be cinched in, preventing my hair from getting wet- I can now say good bye to wearing a shower cap on my commute!

The pocket hides two nifty straps which can be used to stuff the jacket into its own pouch.

With elasticated wrists and an elasticated bottom lining, no rain or wind has been able to creep in, and the drawstrings on the jacket help to keep it close to my body whilst riding.

I tested a large as I like that baggy look, which handily means it comes down long enough to act as my ass-saver in the wet weather.

Because of the jacket’s non-breathable nylon material and taped seams, it can get quite hot and stuffy whilst riding. The jacket’s back vents do however work well to allow some breeze in to alleviate this issue.

Another concern is the fact that the jacket’s zip isn’t sealed, so in very heavy rain the water could seep in.

The K-Way jackets are all unisex sizing, so opt in for a size smaller than you are if you’re wanting a close fitting garment. Available in 15 funky styles, this is a great bike-friendly jacket for me to whip out from my bag to save me from the storms in style.

Price: £55.00,  K-Way.

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