Held Rano Waterproof Jacket - Black / Fluorescent Yellow
Customer Product Reviews
Nice to ride WITHOUT wet cuffs and glove liners!
After many years of riding in the rain and getting that cold, wet feel in my gloves and wrists, buying this over jacket was a brilliant purchase. I rode for 100 miles and not a wet patch to report. The elasticated wrists over my gloves are just what I needed. The hi-viz also matches my normal jacket.
Looks good, feels good
Bought to replace my Oxford Rain Seal and wanted to something a little longer to cover my winter jacket. I have worn it twice in the rain so far and seems to work as it should and if it lasts as long as my Rain Seal, I'll be very happy. The collar seems a little tall for my neck and when worn over my summer jacket, which had a bit of a collar it was a little uncomfortable.. easily solved though by leaving the summer jacket collar undone (it's a bit cooler that way too. The jacket certainly feels good quality
Waterproof and visible
This jacket works well. Worn the first day after receiving, it has not been off on the 100 miles daily Commute since. Breathes well enough and has sufficient hi viz without screaming. Feels like it will wear well as with most of Held kit and as it gets dirtier will settle in as a nice bit of kit. Good choice if you don't want to spend the price of a bike in textiles...
Great value hi-performance overjacket
This is my 2nd one, these last well, pack down small and are fully waterproof. The first lasted 4yrs of heavy use commuting and bike training. Highly recommended. The jacket is a soft finish and feels nice unlike the stiff PVC like material of some. There's a waterproof inside pocket but no others. The collar is high cut and Velcro-sealed so tucks under your helmet for a good heavy rain seal, can also be worn open when warm. A Velcro adjuster under the arms each side, plus a slightly elasticated waist, should get you a good fit over your normal jacket. The sleeves have the so-called storm cuffs, so you can get your gloves underneath and tighten round with the Velcro wrist adjustment; heavy winter gloves are a slightly tight fit under but it works and there's plenty of room with summer or intermediate gloves. The jacket's hi-viz is useful without looking like you've been sheep-dipped in it. Size wise, I am a 42inch chest and a Large is a good snug fit over my textile jacket or leathers. The jacket design means no flapping around, so is a close fit. No negatives I can think of. If I was being picky a couple of front external pockets would be nice but this would only compromise the waterproofing I guess. It works, is well designed and made and it'll last well - highly recommended.
Soft and waterproof
Bought to replace cheaper jackets that had proved less durable than desired this jacket has a lovely soft feel, folds up small and (so far) has repelled all the water thrown at it. I have not tried it through a wet winter yet but I have high hopes.