Apparently built to deal with whatever is thrown at it, the new all-season Summit jacket from Weise features a modular design for instant adaptability to changing weather conditions. Now we haven’t managed to test it yet but the press blurb says that beneath the tough Cordura® outer shell sits a removable waterproof, windproof and breathable liner to keep out the rain, allow perspiration to escape and combat the effects of windchill.
However, what’s always of interest to us travellers is multi-function and this jacket has a softshell inner jacket, with micro-fleece lining, which insulates on colder days but can be removed completely for use as a casual ‘destination’ jacket when not riding.
When the temperature rises, large Fidlock™ system-secured vents at the chest, along with additional vents on the arms and back, can be opened in seconds for a cooling airflow. Each cuff features long, two-way zipped venting which, like all the vents on the Summit, have waterproof zips, so are rain-tight when closed.
Extra visibility in low light is provided by.3M™ reflective shoulder, arm and rear stripes. For a snug fit, an adjustable waist belt and four sleeve adjusters reduce billowing, while a short connection zip allows attachment to riding jeans and helps stop the jacket ‘riding up’. It’s a very long-cut garment though which is great for touring and keeping the lower back warm.
Stretch panels at the elbows and shoulders add to the all-round comfort, as does the Neoprene® trimmed storm collar, which has a handy hook system for holding it open when unfastened.
There are pockets galore, inside and out, including hand-warmer pockets, and a large rear map pocket, incorporating a smaller one with waterproof zip.
The Weise Summit is available in Black or the pale Stone colour seen here, comes in sizes S-5XL, and retails at £299.99.
Visit www.weiseclothing.com for more information.