R. Shell Protection Black, Waterproof Cycling Jacket
The most immediately striking aspect of Q36.5’s R. Shell Protection is its extraordinarily low volume. This is a rain jacket in the spirit of the very first cycling gilets, or professional alpine flash rain jackets: a true emergency friend, designed to do only one thing, perfectly and which can accompany you on every single ride at minimal weight expense (160 g, close the same weight as the Jersey short sleeve L1).
The R. Shell Protection is constructed from an essentialist proprietary 3-layer fabric: the outer layer is an extremely compact high-density woven polyamide, while the second layer is an avant-garde porous hydrophobic membrane with very high-breathability (RET value of 5) and 18.000 mm/l waterproof rating.
Every weak point of the traditional rain jacket’s paneling has been aggressively addressed: the collar area is hermetically sealed through a generous ergonomic form and second, internal ‘barber’s’ collar; all seams, which compromise waterproofing, have been moved to the least exposed part of the jacket; wrist cuffs are elasticated for snug fit and easy access to jersey pockets below is guaranteed by two subtle slits in the back.
The R. Shell Protection jacket is in itself a versatile jacket: it is designed to protect the high-intensity rider from sudden flashes of foul weather (for all day foul weather riding please see our R. Jacket Insulation) with the least amount of weight and volume. It does this perfectly. It weighs close to your jersey. You don’t even notice it in your back pocket. You bring it on every ride.
3mm camlock zip reflective
Body Temperature Stability Guarantee = Above 5°C