A good winter riding jacket turns a fear of cold weather rides into a desire to get outside and go exploring. In the past, a lot of designs for women have been hit and miss. A scaled down unisex product is typically too loose in the sleeves and short or billowy at the front.
As we described in our first look at the Café du Cycliste range, this is one of many products available in a men’s and women’s design. The Women’s Heidi jacket not only fits ladies well when riding, but it holds its snug shape when opening the carefully placed zips for temperature regulation. Its classy appearance might have you reaching for it off the bike too.
A quilted looking material lines the front to block the wind from your chest and shoulders. This has been used cleverly in the sleeves too, sewn inside the panel that cops the wind. Soft fleece remains close to the skin on the inside section of your arm.
Soft and fleecy
The breathable, moisture-wicking main fabric is woollen in appearance but it’s quick to dry and fleecy on the inside. After heavy use during the Australian winter it has begun to pill a bit on the inside of the arms, but the grey marle colouring means you have to look closely to see the effects of a high level of use.
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Source: Bike Radar