The fully taped, breathable Reverence Waterproof Cycling Jacket (Retail $122.46 USD) is intended for all-season wear and includes a detachable helmet-compatible hood. Full stretch, AEP Kinematic design was implemented for increased range of motion and a scrim lined collar keeps the rider snug in chilly conditions. For safety, the Reverence features 360° of strategically placed reflective detail, for enhanced visibility. In addition, the jacket features a separate rear mesh-lined pocket, with an LED compatible window, so the user can add a rear light. The Reverence Waterproof Jacket also includes more key features—listed below– and comes in a full range of Men’s sizing.
- Waterproof and breathable Ared V02 15000 polyester 4-way stretch fabric
- Breathability rating 10,000/m2/24hrs
- Hi-tech water repellent centre front zip with autolock slider and inner zip & chin guard
- Articulated sleeve design
- 1 x water repellent zipped chest pocket with autolock slider
- 2 x zipped lower pockets
- 1 x zipped rear pocket
- Mesh lined
- Weight 685g (size M)
- 100% Polyester
Once again, Dare 2b has nailed innovation and versatility with the Reverence Waterproof Jacket. First of all, the men’s athletic fit is just generous enough that it works well for men or women. We had multiple female testers, including myself, that would buy the jacket for themselves without hesitation. I found the jacket incredibly comfortable with great movement from the mesh and articulated elbows. It is listed as an all-weather jacket, but if you plan on spending an excessive amount of time cycling in extremely cold conditions, it’s worth your money to get a heavier, winter specific version as well. For those of us who go out less in the winter, layering with this windproof, waterproof jacket is just enough. The scrim-lined collar was a great touch for added comfort, and the taped seams and protected zippers were excellent at keeping out the wind and rain. I would have liked to see some thumb-holes for added wind protection in the cold, but it’s mostly a personal preference, and not a deal-breaker.
In addition to overall comfort, where the Reverence Jacket really shined for me was in safety. The placement of reflective details were well thought out, and the rear LED compatible window was an impressive touch, to all our testers. Any cyclist that rides in the winter will most likely have lights on their bike, but the option of an additional light on the rider is even better. For our triathlete tester, this feature increased her feeling of safety when brick training, “When I’m training in the freezing cold dark at 5:00am, I just need things to work—my equipment has to be simple. The Reverence Waterproof Jacket was great for riding and running without needing a change between…I LOVED the rear LED pocket, for added visibility when running in the dark!”
As always, Dare 2b scored high with our testers for good quality at a great price, and all of them commented that they would buy the Reverence Waterproof Jacket for themselves. One commented, “Solid buy, versatile cycling jacket. I could see myself using this jacket through every season…I also used mine for trail runs and could see this being a standard in my closet for some time.”
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