Getting caught in the rain may be an inevitable part of cycling, but getting a soaking doesn’t have to be. The problem with rain jackets are they are normally awkward and bulky to carry, therefore if it isn’t raining when you start the ride your jacket is often first piece of kit to get left behind. So, isn’t the answer is to make an easy to carry rain jacket that isn’t bulky and isn’t like a plastic mac? The Tethys rain jacket by Deko Sports compacts into an attached 6in x 7in x 2in stuff bag or you can even stuff it direct into standard size jersey rear pocket. It’s a nice looking, simply designed jacket, designed simply to do the job of keeping you dry from the rain.
The ultra-light, pliable, waterproof Ripstop Polyester shell has a breathable soft fabric texture, to further prevent leakage all inner seams are taped and there is an internal storm flap behind the full length zip. Because the jacket is designed to be super compact there is no bulky inner lining, the only pocket is an internal rear pock that doubles as the stuff bag. There is back vent with Velcro fastener to aid the escape of excess body moisture, pull ties at the waist and elasticised cuffs. The sleeves of the jacket have front and rear reflector strips and there is also a reflector on the rear vent.
With its recreation fit the jacket has an extra long tail piece and is roomy inside so will easy fit on top of a couple of layers of clothes. It would also be ideal for walkers, joggers or even casual wear.