Regatta Invent

This windproof fleece would score quite well were it not for the ridiculously baggy cuffs, which are really annoying as well as inefficient. A good fit in the body, with a snug high collar. The fabric is also easy to move in. Really light and compact, it keeps the wind off well and packs down easily. The baggy cuffs let it down for insulation. Mesh-lined pockets provide additional ventilation.

Verdict: A well-featured, lightweight windproof that performs well on the hill at a superb price. Would score higher if the sleeves fitted better.

Colours: Midnight/mercato, black, red/black, outback/black

Sizes: S-XXL

Fabric: Regatta’s Windguard fleece

Weight: 530g

Women’s version: Yes

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