Something for the Weekend: Castelli Idro Pro waterproof jacket

It’s that time of week again, it’s Something for the Weekend – the weekly segment in which we take a look at some of the latest and greatest tech to land here in the RCUK office. And while it may not seem it, thanks to the weather today, autumn is most certainly on the way. So what do I have for you today? This. This is Castelli’s Idro Pro waterproof jacket and it’s a pretty special item indeed because it is made from Gore-Tex shake dry fabric. Now ‘what is shake dry?’ you hear me ask. Well, the clue is in the name. Shake it and it will dry off. The water that lands on this garment will bead forever and ever and ever and ever and ever thanks to the Gore-Tex membrane that is exposed. So usually this this fabric here – the Gore-Tex itself – is sandwiched in between two different layers of fabric, but here it is on show for the outside world and while it’s delicate – you couldn’t get away with wearing a bag for this – it’s fantastically good at keeping you dry. Now we’re the Idro Pro is separate from waterproof jackets of past is in some of the other features it has. These stretch panels for the first time are now featured on the jacket, which is especially useful for the road cycling market. It means that the jacket is going to be fitted just a little bit better to your form and not going to be flapping around in the wind so much. The other thing I really like about this jacket are the pockets on the rear. I haven’t seen pockets on the shake dry jacket before I think it’s a really nice feature, especially with the extended tail keeping your bum dry. It’s just as packable as previous jackets and it’s fantastically lightweight – this jacket here comes in at 158 grams. I have had some amazing experiences with shake dry jackets. I’ve been in torrential rain and they’ve kept me bone dry, but I’m interested here if you guys have any success stories. Do let us know in the comment section below. For more content like this, hit that subscribe button you

4 thoughts on “Something for the Weekend: Castelli Idro Pro waterproof jacket

  1. I have the first iteration of the Idro & it's superb but not worth the £350 they were selling for, I got mine this year on sale because the new version had just been released.

  2. I think if you're going to make a video on one piece of clothing it's probably a better idea to at-least show us what it looks like on your body etc..

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