Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(6 customer reviews)

Waterproof Jacket

$349.00

There’s probably no better place to put the truly magnificent waterproof properties of our jacket through its paces than the jaw-dropping beauty of Snowdonia.  In fact, the jacket is a must should you ever find yourself grappling with Mother Nature while navigating the gruelling ascent of Pen-y-Pass in preparation for the drop into Llanberis. The lush, verdant valleys that feature in the epic ride through Snowdonia are among the wettest in the UK, you see.

And it is only when you push it to its limits that our jacket will ultimately reveal its awe-inspiring H20 protection capabilities. In fact, if you listen very carefully you might even catch it gently mocking the Welsh rain – safeguarded as it is by fully-taped, super thin 7 micron laminate.

A word from founder Stuart: “I wanted a jacket that protected you from getting wet from the rain but also from sweat. The market is flooded (excuse the pun) with waterproofs that block the rain but then don’t breathe enough so you end up too hot and soaking wet from your own sweat. I therefore knew we needed a fabric that had the maximum breathability available without compromising handle, weight and stretch.

The result is a fabric that has an amazing capacity to breathe (45,000gm.m2/24hrs) made from a laminate that is an incredible 7 microns thin and super stretchy. This allows us to produce a jacket that keeps you completely dry, has a tailored “cyclist” fit and weighs so little you hardly notice you are wearing it.”

Detail

  • Classic minimalist styling
  • Incredible stretch – full range of motion
  • Signature, reflective ashmei rear stripe for high visibility
  • Shaped hem finished with silicon gripper
  • Zipped waterproof pocket and internal pump loop
  • Three rear stuff pockets with laser cut drainage holes
  • Fully taped seams

Tech

  • Waterproof to 20,000mm
  • Super thin 7 Micron laminate
  • Highly breathable to 45,000gm/m2/24hr
  • Lightweight, high performance – 251g
  • Durable Water Repellent outer finish
  • Water-resistant YKK® AquaGuard zip

6 reviews for Waterproof Jacket

  1. Chris Hansen

    Jacket arrived as described. Feels and fits lovely. Dimensions are accurate. Regular rear pockets, zipped vents and folds up neatly. Bring on the rain !! p.s.I presume the jacket folds up into the flapped rear pocket?

  2. Rob De’Giovanni

    Worn the waterproof jackets a number of times in varying conditions from windy through to pretty torrential rain now.
    the waterproofing is undeniably great – water literally bounces off and even in prolonged rain, water does not soak through at all.

    I tend to run quite warm so there has been the issue with overheating a bit at times but in fairness the vents at the front (as well as unzipping as required) makes a noticeable difference and allows for cooling when overheating occurs. I guess there is always going be a limit to breathability when something is this waterproof and I have not suffered from the “boil in the bag” scenario as of yet which is reassuring.

    there is only one issue I have had with the jacket which in the grand scheme of things is relatively minor. I have found the cut around the shoulder and armpit areas to be a bit off for me……overly bagging onto of my shoulder while being a bit tight under the armpit which has had the effect of pulling on the sleeves at times. the cuffs prevent the sleeves riding up so no issue there but it does mean arm movement is a bit restricted especially if layered up underneath. this may be more to do with my proportions and looking at the photos on the website clearly not a problem for the rider modelling the jacket

    the pockets are a great touch meaning the jacket is ideal for keeping on for long days with bad weather. and the flapped pocket was perfect for storing food that once opened could be kept safely dry but still easily accessible.

    it also packs down small enough for a jersey pocket should you wish to use more for emergencies situations. I have often had it with me for colder descents or for when the father has turned or when it has become a bit darker than expected as the reflective detail is very effective!

    All in all a very, very good jacket!

  3. steve3

    It rained today as it does here – “bucket rain” is what I call it, like someone is throwing buckets of water at you. So I was able to give my rain jacket a good test. At first watching the water form in droplets and run off in streams, I have tried out lots of jackets, many of them receiving wonderful reviews in the cycling press and they all sort of performed at this early stage….. the real test comes about one and a half hour into the ride when the jacket really gets saturated. Whilst every other jacket I have purchased failed at this point this one remained waterproof and I remained dry despite four hours of cycling in the bucket rain. Well done Ashmei.

  4. Jesús Lobo

    Voy a escribir en español que es mi lengua materna. Espero que sirva para los de habla hispana ?

    Llevo unos años viviendo en UK y experimentando lo que es salir en bici por aquí. Si haces lo mismo que en España que cuando llueve no se sale, pues… te quedas sin salir porque aquí llueve casi siempre… además es normal que en invierno estés por debajo de los 5 grados.

    Después de varias investigaciones opté por sistema de capas: llevar capas de abrigo debajo de este chubasquero y ha resultado ser una gran solución.

    Lo primero que ves en esta chaqueta son los cuidados detalles que tiene en el acabado, en los bolsillos traseros, el detalle del bolsillo cubierto para que no se moje lo que lleves dentro, el pequeño “clip” que lo cierra, el ajuste en la muñeca, el ajuste de la cremallera en el cuello…

    Pero lo mejor es el resultado después de horas debajo de la lluvia. Tuve una mala experiencia con otro chubasquero (en principio era un chubasquero de calidad) haciendo la LEL bajo la lluvia y al cabo de unas horas estaba empapado por dentro. Con este he estado horas bajo la lluvia y no he tenido problemas.

    Si tengo que decir un “pero” es que me queda ajustada debajo de las axilas, no es nada molesto, pero parece que le pedirías que te quedara “como un guante”… aunque quizá el problema es solo mío.

    En definitiva gran prenda muy recomendable.

  5. Jamie Jackson

    Bought this jacket October 2017 so I have had plenty of use from this now.
    I cycle primarily in Scottish mountains and this jacket has seen it fare share of bad weather.
    It is waterproof, very breathable especially with the vent zippers fully open, but still manages to stay waterproof.
    The cuff ends are really comfortable.
    I had to size up from my normal large to extra large.
    I like the back pockets with a little magnetic tap to keep valuables safe.
    Rolls up quit small to fit in a jersey pocket.

    It’s built well and it’ll last for years.
    So far I have not got a bad word to say about any product from Ashmei. Words can’t describe how good they are.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    James

    There’s numerous great things about these ashmei jackets, but the thing I want to focus my review on is the longevity and quality. I got my jacket from this range in 2015 and it is still going strong. I wear it everyday in the winter commuting by bike and it’s stood the test of time. These are very well-made jackets, using really good materials. They mean seem expensive on the face of, but if you are going to be riding regularly for the next few years, it’s definitely worth it.

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Men’s Cycle Jackets

ashmei jackets have an ergonomic cut and are slim cut to avoid wind resistance. The jackets have been tailored with a typical "on bike" position with required movement in mind.
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