We share with Manchester United Football Club a commitment to performance and innovation. In that spirit, we are proud to present our Manchester United Collection, featuring our most advanced technologies and outerwear designs.
This shell offers the ultimate in rainproof protection, 4-way stretch comfort and reversible versatility all in one garment. The technical fabric features our new external waterproof membrane, so your skin stays dry, and the 4-way stretch means you won’t feel restricted no matter how strenuous your activity. The jacket can be worn inside-out to reveal a smooth face fabric moving the membrane to the inside for a more urban look. More features include external seam tapes, an adjustable hood for optimum vision, a water-resistant centre zip and zipped hand pockets.
OutDry™ waterproof/breathable fully seam sealed
4-way comfort stretch
External seam tape
Bonded hem and cuffs
Attached, adjustable hood
PU Vislon® centerfront zipper
Light Rail™ zippered hand pockets
Shell: 100% polyester
OutDry™ Extreme Membrane Outside, Dry Inside.
MEMBRANE OUTSIDE, DRY INSIDE.
Our first ever waterproof and breathable rainwear with a tough waterproof membrane outside and soft, wicking fabric inside.
Men's OutDry™ Ex Reversible Jacket - Manchester United is rated
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Good for active wear between 32F and 50FI needed something heavier/warmer for winter riding, and came upon the Columbia Titanium Outdry jacket on sale. Like the Rab Windveil, it comes with a hood, but unlike the Windveil, the material is heavy enough that it doesn't flap in the wind. The sleeves do flap in the wind when you're descending above about 20mph, but all jackets are going to do that if they're not 100% form fitting, and good luck with that if you're skinny!
The jacket is relatively heavy, my size small jacket came in at 345g, or almost 3x the weight of the Rab Windveil. In exchange, it's much better in cold weather, comfortable in a range from about 32F to about 50F in active conditions (i.e., you're cycling, not standing or sitting and reading a book, for instance). I tested it on a morning ride and found that near about 48F you start wanting to unzip and take it off. The jacket is reversible, so you can wear it shiny side out or matte side out. My guess is shiny side out is better for rainy conditions (so the water beads off the waterproof coating and doesn't soak into the jacket making it heavier), and matte side out is better for around town where you don't want to look like someone equipped for severe weather conditions.
The jacket absolutely will not roll up to fit inside a jersey pocket: don't even think about that. It's purely a pannier/backpack item. I can't decide whether it's a better item to have in conjunction with the Rab Windveil or weather a fleece will be better. My guess is that fleece jackets are less practical on a bike tour because having an extra layer of waterproofing is potentially more useful.
I'll be keeping this one. Even when not on tour, it's a great cold weather jacket. I guess that means I'm recommending it.
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