Spotlight | Our Merino Cycle Softshell Jacket

ashmei’s Merino Softshell Jacket offers protection and comfort in changeable circumstances. With waterproof and windproof panels forming the leading surfaces, its more sheltered reverse is composed of breathable and insulating Merino wool. Allowing for athletic riding across a huge range of conditions, its drop-down tail guard adds a final layer of defence.

The Merino Softshell Jacket aims to maintain optimum conditions around the rider
regardless of the prevailing weather. Employing all ashmei’s expertise in tailoring and material technology, it matches highly-rated wind and waterproof panels with natural Merino insulation to create superlative comfort.

The result is a jacket ready to face down a huge range of conditions while still allowing for a full range of motion. Covering the top, shoulders, and front of the jacket, waterproof and windproof fabrics insure against buffeting gusts and unexpected showers. With the jacket’s trailing panels less susceptible to these elements, their prime focus is instead on providing insulation and breathability.

In this role, Merino wool is a naturally perfect fit. ashmei’s Thermo Merino material is extremely stretchy, yet still provides excellent thermoregulating properties. With a soft brushed interior, it’s both comfortable and able to rapidly convert large quantities of liquid into vapour. Combined with an innate ability to contain odour-creating bacteria, this helps keep both jacket and wearer fresh.


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Capable over long-duration rides, despite under-stated styling the Merino Softshell Jacket is deceptively rich in features. From the zipped waterproof pocket with its internal pump loop to the discrete key pocket built into the front zip guard, all your essentials are kept safe and ready to hand. With three easy-to-access rear pockets, here waterproof material again makes an appearance, adding spray protection across the lower portion of your back.

Similarly waterproof is the drop tail guard. Held in place by magnets, it can be deployed while riding in the event of encountering rain or standing water.

Picking out the cut of the jacket while also highlighting the rider, extensive reflective detailing improves safety in low-light conditions.