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Craft Performance Rain Jacket (Men’s) – SMALL ONLY
Craft Performance Rain Jacket (Men’s) – SMALL ONLY
$71.25

$142.50

Craft Performance Rain Jacket (Men’s) – SMALL ONLY

Overview

Waterproof/breathable shell providing protection from the elements.

  • Waterproof/breathable “rain” jacket which is designed not just for wind protection but also protection from continuous rain, sleet or hail
  • Arm-pit mesh vents
  • Seam-sealed Ventair Light fabric — the ideal fabric when you demand low weight and maximum ventilation but still need taped seams and water protection
  • One rear zippered pocket for storage, which also becomes a stuff sack for the jacket
  • Stretchy fabric on the sides (below the arm pits) provide snug fit in the chest area
  • Reflective prints and piping to keep you safe on the roads
  • Trim fitted design for less flapping (if you are between sizes, order up a size as this product fits rather tight)
  • Highly visible flouro lime green color (Amino) — best color for rainy, low visibility conditions

Richard’s Recommendation

A “windproof only” jacket simply doesn’t cut it for cycling in continuous rain as it will eventually soak through. This jacket is similar to other GoreTex-type shells in as much as it’s breathability — it is slightly less breathable than a windproof shell, but is most useful when the weather really turns nasty. Craft is an international company making a variety of “high-end” apparel for nordic skiing, running and cycling. This, their “Performance-series” jacket is their mid-range product. This line of products is designed for high-performance use, and consequently, this is what they call a “semi-fitted cut.” This means it is a trim design, to prevent flapping at speed. This jacket has stretchy side panels (under the arm pits) providing a nice fit, yet still has some “give.” The sleeves, especially near the elbows, are a snug fit, so if you have slightly bulky build or want to wear this over many layers, this product may not fit you. I personally appreciate the sleeve length found on Craft jackets. I’m 6-4 and most jacket sleeves, even XLs, come up short — except Craft jackets. Nice!

I have found that for long, all-day events, I try to carry some insurance against the elements (extra clothing), but I also don’t like to carry too much bulk, especially if the forecast is “only” a 20% chance of precip. This jacket is perfect for longer days in the saddle, as it so light and compact, that one has no excuse to leave it behind. It is what I call an “event only” apparel piece. Because of it’s lightweight construction it will not last forever, so I use it for century rides and brevets only, and use a heavier, more durable jacket for training or commuting. Compare the weight of this jacket (159 g for a large) to a typical cycling rain jacket, which weighs in at about 450 to 500 grams.

Specifications

Sizing (Men's)

Small

Medium
Large

X-Large

XX-Large
Chest

92-94cm
36-37"

95-99cm
38-39"

100-107cm
41-42"

108-112cm
43-44"

113-119cm
46-47"

Shoulder  & Sleeve

79cm
31"

81cm
32"

84cm
33"

86cm
34"

89cm
35"

Like many of the Craft products, which are designed for high performance and racing, they can run on the small size, so if you are in-between sizes, go up to the next.

Weight (verified, large): 159 g
Designed in Sweden & made in China
Manuf. No: 1900684
eoGEAR SKU # 4442


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