Review: Cyclodelic waterproof Edwardian jacket, £250 [rating: 4.5/5]ShareThis
“Overall, the jacket is fantastic. It looks great on and off the bike, is amazingly warm and is perfectly styled for me. In my view, by far the best women’s cycling jacket available.” - Dorothy 21/ 12 / 2010
When it comes to clothes, I have to admit to being a bit of a snob. I like my clothes to be sufficiently glamorous, of good quality, originally designed and preferably off high-street.
My “look” took a bit of a hit when I became a cyclist. Cycling clothing has (until very recently) been focussed predominantly on the male market unless one was happy wearing an XX-Small male cycling jersey in pink (which seemed to be the cycling clothing manufacturers’ response to women on bikes).
The good news is that things are changing! I recently got hold of the Edwardian Waterproof Ladies Jacket from Cyclodelic which I had clocked on Going Going Bike. It stood out from other cycling jackets I had seen because of its original design and because it was clear that it is made for woman’s shape.
“It stood out from other cycling jackets
I had seen because of its original design
and because it was clear that it is made
for woman’s shape.”
I chose the red jacket because I like to be visible on the road but I really dislike the boring high-vis jackets. The Cyclodelic jacket has an original look. I particularly like the sleeves which are a bit longer, so, you can pull them over your gloves to keep you warm when on your bike. I also like the collar which is high and wide and protects your neck from the wind. It also provides sufficient bottom coverage, so, it is safe to wear low-waisted jeans whilst cycling.
“I can only say that I wished Cyclodelic
made a full body jumpsuit!”
The jacket is really warm and provides a great wind shell. It makes you feel like you are in a little cocoon. I have also had the “luck” of testing the jacket’s waterproof qualities during my 8 mile commute into work. I can only say that I wished Cyclodelic made a full body jumpsuit!
My only suggestion to Cyclodelic would be to add some “vents” to the jacket to make sure that it does not get too hot (although, I suspect, the vents can be forgotten for this winter as it is going to be very, very cold!).
Overall, the jacket is fantastic. It looks great on and off the bike, is amazingly warm and has is perfectly styled for me.
In my view, by far the best women’s cycling jacket available.
Things I like
- Fitted and well thought out design
- Super warmth
- Neat and individual touches
- Smart enough to wear on and off the bike.
Things to change
- Under arm vents for spring cycling!
Small (10), Medium (12), Large (14)
Fabric and Fittings:
Outer: Medium weight hydrophillic PU coated peachskin polyester microfibre with teflon on the face. Soft, lightweight, breathable and quick drying.
Lining: 100% polyester microfibre fleece. This is a lightweight performance fleece, which because of the microfibre yarn results in a soft chamois-like finish.
Zips: Metal YKK Excella zip in a choice of gold or gun black.
Details: Contrasting violet reflective stripes have been positioned for maximum visibility on rear zips and at sides of the jacket.
Features: Easy reach rear cycling pockets Subtle heart stitch detail around pockets Glamorous signature kimono cut adds ease across back for a good fit whilst cycling Slim tailored fit at waist and hips Cut lower at the back.
Made in England Windproof, Waterproof and Breathable Extra long sleeves High collar Reflective piping at rear zip pockets and hips Ideal for road cycling, commuting, running and hiking
Cyclodelic ladies waterproof Edwardian jacket are available to buy in the Cyclodelic Going Going Bike Webstore.
Going Going Bike would like to thank Dorothy for undertaking this review.
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