CHPT. 3 K61 WATERPROOF 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