Inoculate yourself against extreme weather with the Antidote. Mechanical venting at your chest and arms keeps you cool at speed, while the tape-sealed three layer HydroFoil™ Plus fabric keeps the big bad wolf at bay.
Specifically developed for high aerobic activities, HydroFoil™ Plus combines a lightweight ripstop nylon shell with a composite membrane that is completely waterproof, totally windproof and extremely breathable. The outer fabric is the latest new-generation Pertex® Shield+ membrane. It is more than twice as breathable as most other quality waterproof-breathable fabrics, and has a small amount of stretch allowing a closer fit. The outer fabric is treated with a durable water repellent finish that encourages rain to bead up and roll off, while there is a lightweight tricot mesh on the inside for greater durability and improved moisture dispersion.
▹ More than Kiwi Made
|Fabric||HydroFoil™ Plus||HydroFoil™ Plus|
|Venting||Chest & arms||Front zip|
|Rear Pocket||Doubles as bumbag||Doubles as bumbag|
|Sizes||WS - WL||WS - WXL|
▹ Which jacket is best for me?
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Bought a new cycle rain jacket recently. It cuts the wind and keeps me dry in the wet. Love the long tail to keep me drier than other coats. Prompt next day delivery as well. Thank you.
This jacked it great. It has fantastic opening zips to allow ventilation to keep you cool when things get hot without having to take your jacket off. The colour is excellent and very easily seen. The cuffs are good being able to open them up and then tighten them as needed. An awesome buy.
I am very happy with the waterproofness of the jacket, but I haven't been on a long ride in heavy rain yet. The orange makes me very visible, hard to be missed tho. The vents are good feature, but the zips are hard to operate one handed while riding. Guess that's the compromise of having waterproof zips. I had an older version (she shell???) and it had zips under the armpits, they worked very well for me.
Someone told me to get the more expensive ($100) jacket because it was waterproof. I have had quite a few jackets in the last 18 years….Marmot was the most expensive and it was NOT waterproof in spite of Gortex. We have just purchased eBikes and I need: 1-to be visible on the highway; 2-to be light and 3-to be waterproof. It is absolutely the best jacket I have had in NZ other than a Kathmandu Storm jacket which I bought in 1999.
Brilliant coat. Keeps me dry and comfortable in the rain. I have been wearing it daily coming onto winter here in Christchurch - it cuts out the wind chill so that all I need to wear beneath it is a long sleeve top and the Popsicle. What I like about it is that it is much more breathable than the She Shell, even without using the vents.