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Don't stop riding.
Competitive riders can't afford to take a training day off or skip an upcoming race when conditions take a turn for the worse. Nalini's XRace Waterproof Jacket keeps you cranking comfortably through oncoming showers and heavy downpours without bathing in perspiration. The Moa Manotex membrane offers high levels of waterproofing and breathability, so you can stay blissfully dry from oncoming rain without soaking yourself in sweat on the inside. Further enhancing its wet-weather protection, the Moa Manotex treatment beads off moisture without sacrificing breathability.
The XRace sports an ergonomic, race-specific fit that's a bit tighter to eliminate excess flapping at high speeds. However, its raglan-cut sleeves retain full range of motion. Moving on to the jacket's functional features, the full-length zipper has a windproof flap that prevents gusts from stealing body heat. The thermotaped silicone waist ensures a secure fit without it riding up, especially on rapid descents. Storing items out of harm's way, the internal zip pocket keeps riding nutrition, small accessories, and other items from getting soaked. And to keep you visible to passing vehicles, the jacket's backside features a reflective insert.
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This jacket is great for water resistance, but my peeve is that it does not breath well. I wear it over a LS base layer and it (base layer) gets pretty moist. The fabric treatment does not allow moisture out. If you want a rain jacket, look into an eVent pocket. That will breath, keep water out AND pack up when you want to put it in jersey pocket.
As far as sizing, I wear an XL LS jacket in the usual Italian brands and the fit is generally slim, but this is a little baggy in the body. Sleeves are XL length, but you can easily fit a LS jersey under this w/out restriction.