No-compromise defence against crappy weather and tongue twisters. The She Shell repels rain and wind with its waterproof-breathable 3 layer HydroFoil™ Plus fabric, fully tape-sealed seams and WhaleTail™ back.
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|
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This is my second she shell I've brought now. I bike all winter and this keeps me dry and warm everyday. I would recommend this Jacket to everyone looking for a all year around biking Jacket.
There are things I loved about this jacket - the bright colour is perfect for being seen in yucky weather, the fabric is nice and soft, good coverage in the tail, wonderful hood,and it's light weight. There are things that I wasn't initially sure about, but turned out better than expected - I had wanted a jacket with a stuff sack. I bike tour and wanted to be able to get the jacket small for packing. The bum bag thing hadn't really sold me, but upon seeing it, turns out it would double quite nicely as a pillow, just stuff in an extra piece of clothing to make it more comfy. And, unfortunately, there was something that just didn't work for me - the zipper. When done up, it dug in at a point of my chin that weirdly just made me gag. I've never had that happen before, but needless to say, not an experience I hope to repeat. It is for this reason that I returned the jacket. It is an issue that could be solved quite easily in the design, by bringing the collar a little lower in the front. This would still allow plenty of room for the hood. But, maybe I'm the only one with this discomfort. So, I almost fell in love with this jacket, except for that one thing. Oh well, I'll keep looking.
My old She Shell has seen me through seven winters of commuting, a few cycle tours, a couple of cross country skiing adventures and some day bushwalks. And then the seven-year itch struck. I arrived at work one morning with wet shoulders and the lining sprinkled all over the carpet. So there was no question but that it be replaced with another She Shell. Seven years of hard wear is pretty good going I reckon. Although I do miss those under-arm zips :-(
This a superb jacket. I ordered a medium and the sleeves where to long for me so my husband is now wearing it and it fits him perfect. He loves it for his early morning rides doesn't feel like he is in a sauna. I have now ordered myself a small and it fits great. Have yet to ride wearing it, can't wait to try it.
This is the perfect rain jacket- nothing beats it