Specialized’s converti-coat is
a lightweight, packable option
with some nice features to keep it versatile. Lightweight,
slightly stretchy Deﬂect material and a loose cut keep it mobile. A tall
collar, silicone hem and decent length sleeves provide decent coverage, and it
shrugs off wind and light showers ﬁne.
a zipped back and chest pocket to keep stuff safe, the front zip opens both
ways, and the sleeves and shoulder yoke zip and pop off easily to rip it into a
vest. It’s sweaty though, particularly under a hydration pack, so the sleeves
tend to come off quickly.
This article was
originally published in What
Mountain Bike magazine.
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