Alpinestars Kicker Pack Jacket
Who's this item for: Any kind of rider looking for an emergency layer than can be easily carried without taking up too much space.
Element Resistance: This is predominantly a windproof jacket but it also has a water-repelling treatment to make it suitable for use in damp conditions.
Fit Type: Standard fit, neither excessively baggy or slim. Elongated at the rear to cover your butt when you're in a riding position.
Materials: lightweight and soft-touch windproof shell treated with a water repellent finish. Soft-touch stretch material on the inside collar for comfort. Reflective detailing on the front and rear for extra visibility.
Stuffability: Very stuffable! It even comes with an integrated storage bag so you can easily stow it in a bag or jersey pocket.
Pockets Position and Quantity: This jacket prioritises stuffability and convenience over storage so it doesn't have any pockets.
Hood: There is no hood on this jacket.
Pros: Super lightweight and portable, the windproofing will keep some of the chill off and the water-resistant finish will keep some of the moisture off. Handy for when you need an extra layer for the start or end of the ride.
Cons: It's really only for emergencies or when space is at a premium. If it's super cold or pouring with rain you will need something more substantial to wear. The material is quite thin so it will tear easily if snagged or if you crash.