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A tornado of versatility.
As unpredictable as the mountain terrain you run upon, the weather of the high alpine often leaves you wondering what you'd do without the assistance of the Swix Women's Cyclon 2 In 1 Wind Jacket. Designed to be worn while trail running, the Cyclon is equipped with zip-off raglan sleeves that transform the jacket into a vest—in turn catering to the fickle and far too often erratic nature of storm systems. The soft face fabric is both breathable and durable while the DWR treatment keeps light precipitation at bay. So whether your journey takes you up and over thin, clouded over ridgelines or through a bottomless valley of rain, the Cyclon caters to your every adventure.
- Hand pockets
- Removable jacket sleeves
- DWR treatment
- Q & A
Picture of black version show 2-way front zipper. Pink version shows 1-way front zipper. Which is it?
Back view of the jacket
Zippered pocket has a mesh sleeve to hold an iphone 5-size phone upright.
Comfortable and thoughtfully designed
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
Oh, how I love this jacket! I had a feeling I would like it when I first tried it on and I really fell hard once I put it to use.
The material is soft and supple, not crinkly or noisy. The construction feels high-quality and the design well thought out. The zippers feel sturdy without being bulky.
As for fit, in size medium, the cut of the fabric plus the elastic at the bottom accommodates my 42â hips, but if youâre any more voluptuous, consider going up a size. It is cut a couple of inches longer in the back which offers a bit more modesty when running and works great for cycling too! I travel frequently, partaking in many different outdoor activities so I get excited when my gear can cross over and I donât have to carry around so much stuff.
Itâs hard to tell from the picture how the jacket converts to a vest, so let me attempt to explain here. The sleeves are attached with a zipper on each side and short velcro tabs across the back. This design enables removal of the sleeves without having to take off the jacket (with a little practice and assuming your shoulders are flexible enough). I like that I can stop and quickly remove the sleeves, stuffing them into the back pocket. Both sleeves are one piece of fabric so itâs not possible to lose just one of the sleeves on the trail.
The vest of this jacket is mesh on the top â of the back. This is nice because when the solid fabric sleeves are zipped and velcroed on, youâre not stuck with two solid fabric jacket layers on top of each other. The velcro attaches in a few places and in the gaps, there is room for airflow.
Other nice features - one of the zippered hand pockets includes a little mesh sleeve that is the perfect size for securing a key. In the back zippered pocket there is vertical mesh sleeve that fits my iphone 5S (w/ case on) perfectly. A larger phone would fit in the zippered pocket itself.
I use the thumbholes when it's a little chilly or I'm feeling the need for a little extra coziness at the start of a run. The wrist cuffs also have a bit of elastic to keep the weather out.
This jacket is breathable and quick-dry enough for hiking, running, and mountain biking. As for color, I have the black with yellow and reflective silver detailing. I like that itâs subtle enough that I can wear it around town, but I imagine red would be great for additional visibility if you wanted to cycle on streets and be seen.
I travel with this jacket stuffed into its own back pocket. It wasnât designed for this, so I have to take care when unzipping, but itâs a great way to keep it compact, clean, and contained.
Great jacket, 5 stars!