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CHPT. 3 K61 WATERPROOF JACKET

$590.00

Brand Chpt.3

K61 JACKET 

By: David Millar

Bad weather jacket, water-repellent + windproof + breathable. Designed for riding in storms (or hiding under bridges).

K61 Marina Cove, Hebe Haven. That was my Hong Kong home, and where I first began road cycling. For those who don’t know, HK is in Southeast Asia, which means it has a monsoon season and with it come typhoons, which in any other part of the world would be called hurricanes. This jacket is designed for bad weather, the kind of weather I actually used to enjoy riding in back in my HK days. It is constructed to keep you dry when you have no choice but to get wet. It’s made of a water-repellent and windproof material that also breathes. 

Unlike traditional rain jackets it is tailored to fit, meaning that on the bike you won’t feel like you’re dragging a parachute, and if the weather is too atrocious you can also sit in a café and not look like you’ve been shipwrecked. I chose Rosso Fuoco primarily because of the visibility it offers, because often when you’re caught in a storm there are only two concerns: protection from the weather and protection from vehicles. The K61 is designed to protect you. 

  • Outstanding breathability from the 70g eVent waterproof fabric
  • Tailored cut with darts to give a refined silhouette
  • All seams are taped for complete waterproofing
  • Folds down to fit in a jersey pocket
  • Waterpoof zipper
  • Zippered front pocket with storm flap
  • Buttoned cuffs can be folded up to look right in the café, or folded down and closed tight to seal out the elements when riding
  • Fire red colour for visibility
  • Weight: 276g

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