The Sportful Fiandre NoRain has the weight and packability of a light wind vest. However, this piece of magic adds wind protection where you need it the most: on the chest, the shoulders and the upper arms. The WindShield 3L stretch fabric is very light as well and features a DWR coating (durable water repellent). Generally you catch the most rain and splashing water on your back and forearms, so these places are equipped with NoRain Light fabric. The water is just repelled. This fabric's breathability is of an excellent level.
The combination of wind protection, water repellency and breathability at a weight of only 213 grams makes this aerodynamic jacket a must-have for your cycling wardrobe. It offers protection in any bad weather conditions, but is also suitable if it stays dry.
The used nanotechnology creates a water repelllent finish, that protects you from the rain. The fabric remains supple and flexible because the basis is made 100% out of polyester. The inside is made out of roughened fleece for warmth. The fabric is not 100% waterproof, but keeps most moisture out, to keep you dry for much longer. Due to the excellent breathability of the fabric the fabric dries op real quick. Ideal for cold days with a little bit of rain.
Wow, best piece of clothing in cycling wardrobe !!
IMHO, best piece of clothing in my cycling wardrobe !
Showerproof and ready for 3.5 seasons, out of 4. Perhaps, extra- / mid- layering would cover me, during the winter period; yet to try that out... but a good base- / windstopping- layer would solve this issue.
Sportful sizing is very similar, to Castelli !! I'm built like a rugby-player, so broad-shoulders with shorter arms... The additional-tail material is large enough to cover your butt.
But this recent purchase, at sale-price, was worth every penny.
Just wish the price was, a little cheaper... :)
great outer garment
light in weight
3 seasons top
could be cheaper...
not tested in a major rainshower
8 / 10
Reidy, 7 June 2016
Very versatile bit of cycling kit
This is a fantastic bit of cycling kit - a cross between a lightweight jacket and a long sleeve jersey - its made from panels of 2 different weight material, windstopper on the front, forearms and shoulders and the rest of the top is a very lightweight material that improves breathability - and the material is water resistant, good for showers but wont keep you dry in prolonged rainfall.
There are no pockets, which is a shame, but there is a side zipped access for reaching pockets of cycling jersey which is likely to be worn underneath - I found the position of the zip a bit awkward, but it is easy to lift up the top to get access.
The fit is great, nice long arms and back perfect for the riding position, and not skin tight so can wear with layers for different seasons. Surprisingly for Italian gear, I found the size guide to be spot on, and ordered XXL for my 188cm/90kg frame with 107cm chest.
This is a highly versatile bit of kit, and with a great Mantel price and fast shipping, I would recommended that you buy it today.
8 / 10
Brecht, 11 September 2018
Goed zonder meer
Goeie lichte materialen en pasvorm. Enkel minder ademend dan ik had verwacht. Jammer dat er geen zakjes in zijn, enkel rits om aan zakjes te kunnen van een truitje eronder.
Lichte elastische Stof
9 / 10
Arjan, 15 May 2018
Lekker dun, opvallend bij schemering en lekker warm als het buiten fris is. Voor koude dagen ochtenden nog een laagje extra eronder
Valt goed op
10 / 10
Sander, 15 April 2018
Perfect voor de huidige omstandigheden met af en toe een bui en toch nog fris buiten. Fluorescerende kleur is zeker hier in en rond Parijs erg nuttig want automobilisten letten niet zo goed op wielrenners als in Nederland !
• Windshield 3L stretch fabric on front
• Windshield 3L stretch fabric on shoulders and upper arms
• YKK Vislon zipper with wind flap
• NoRain Light fabric on forearms
• Zippered openings for access to pockets
• NoRain Light fabric on back for water repellent breathability
• Reflective heat transfer strips