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Details

  • Waterproof, breathable nylon fabric blocks rain and wind
  • Full-length zipper with stormflap; seams are fully taped to seal out moisture
  • Sleeves zip off and stow in rear pocket
  • Reflective details enhance visibility in low light

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Specs

Best Use Cycling
Fabric Nylon
Lining Fabric None
Waterproof Yes
Type Of Waterproofing 2.5-layer waterproof, breathable membrane
Reflectivity Yes
Removable Sleeves Yes
Hood No
Gender Men's
Weight Unavailable

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice, but steamy This bike jacket does exactly what I needed it to do. It provides a wind/rain barrier for cold/wet rides. I became a bicycle commuter this year and have really enjoyed the daily ride. As temperatures began to drop, I found myself less comfortable riding to work. This jacket has allowed me to bike comfortably in mid 30º temps with proper layering underneath. It repels rain very well. My only drawback so far has been that the material doesn't breath well and traps perspiration. On very cold days when riding hard, the jacket begins to act as a still, with moisture condensing inside the jacket. Otherwise the product is well built with good quality zippers and a nice cloth collar ring that keeps it warm and comfortable around the neck.
Date published: 2016-01-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Tight Fit limits layering, Front Zipper Poor I almost always wear a large, I'm 6'1" 198 lbs., but this jacket was so tight that I couldn't wear a light weight close fitting fleece underneath. The front zipper is extremely difficult to start because the fabric flange is not mitered at the end so that you must push the fabric back with your fingers in order to start the zipper. The zipper always wants to catch the fabric flange. All of these are a pain under good circumstances but are extremely daunting in low light or during a rain shower.
Date published: 2016-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Bright Bike Jacket I bought this biking jacket about a month ago and have used it several times. I wanted a high visibility jacket for added safety. It has great sleeve length, fits well thru the torso, and doesn't ride up in the back. I'm 6'1", 185 lbs, 72 yrs. young, and bought the XL. I've been riding about 1.5 hrs. as often as possible in cold 28*F - 35*F Portland, OR, January 2017. With a medium weight long sleeve shirt underneath, I need to partially unzip the sleeves in the back for ventilation. Amazingly, I haven't been caught in a rain shower, and have not tried it as a vest. It's been a very good purchase so far.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value I use the jacket for wet or cold weather commuting. Fit is very good. Nice coverage in the back and sleeves are properly long. Like the simplicity (compact and lightweight). I love having a single jacket that converts to a vest for cool rides. It is difficult to remove the sleeves while on the bike (unless the rear zippers are already 1/2 way unzipped). You will build up some moisture on the inside when used in cold weather. Very pleased. Good value.
Date published: 2016-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Jacket for the price We purchased this jacket for my father who is an avid cyclist in his 70's. He loves the length of the arms on this jacket as they don't ride up on him when riding. He likes the ability to zip off the sleeves and the wind protection afforded by the jacket. The only minor negative to the jacket is that it doesn't breathe quite as well as he'd like, but all in all a great jacket for the price.
Date published: 2016-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The rain came anyway I was in the store, saw it on sale and bought it. I had a ride planned from Astoria to Brookings the end of September. I thought if I buy this it won't rain. The wind turned, the rain came and I loved this jacket. Comfortable fit and I rode dry
Date published: 2016-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jacket Very well made with many well designed features. Excellent fit, perfect sleeve length and good coverage in the back. Breathable and warm on cool rides. Excellent choice for rides above 40.
Date published: 2016-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Super Lightweight Waterproof Jacket Great waterproof jacket! The detachable sleeves are a really nice touch. It is a very comfortable jacket and I will wear it when cycling in the rain. I only removed one star because a hood would be nice.
Date published: 2016-06-30
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I fell from my bike and made a big hole in one of the sleeves, are the sleeves sold separately as replacement pieces?

Asked by: juancavallotti
sleeves aren't replaceable but REI sell Tenacious Tape - something like that name - I've repaired many cycling clothes & it stays on a long time - even washing & washing - that tape is five stars
Answered by: JBird
Date published: 2017-04-10

Are the sizes listed US sizes?

Asked by: David
​Yes, this jacket is in US sizing.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-14

What is the waterproof rating of this jacket?

Asked by: i love testing
A specific waterproof rating is not available. All Novara rainwear is tested to meet internal test requirements for waterproofness. We require equal waterproofness of the fabric and of taped seams, both before and after repeated home laundering. The test used is the same as most outdoor retailers use (AATCC 127 – Hydrostatic Pressure). If product information shows an item is “waterproof”, you can expect to remain dry in the foulest weather.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-12

How is the reflect-ability on this jacket? I am planning on buying this for my boyfriend who enjoys night riding and I want him to be clearly visible. Everything else about this jacket (according to the reviews) is exactly what I want for him! 

Asked by: alerch
The reflective accents on the Conversion Bike Jacket are very effective and bright when hit by light.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-07-01
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