The Sirocco Jacket is the windproof and water resistant outerwear offering from Alpinestars. It is a thin, but well made, hoodless design that packs away into its own decent-sized rear pocket. The reinforced rip-stop fabric on the shoulder and elbow areas adds to the feeling of quality and shows that this jacket, whilst only being a lightweight shell, still means business and has been built to last.Buy Jackets on
Two mesh panels at the back provide ventilation to prevent you from over-heating, and these are cleverly positioned to allow airflow even whilst wearing a backpack. Elasticated cuffs and an elasticated section on the rear ensure a snug fit and a dry upper body, whilst a chest pocket with a waterproof zipper should keep your phone/wallet dry too.
Plenty of reflective piping, not to mention the neon yellow colour, will keep you visible to traffic should you find yourself on the road during your ride. It’s worth mentioning that the Sirocco Jacket is also available in black with some red Alpinestars detailing, should you be after something a little more understated.Buy Jackets on
This review was in Issue 20 of IMB.For more information visit Alpinestars
By Mary BoothMary Booth has been a keen mountain biker for decades; she grew up on the Purbecks in the South West of England and has spent thousands of hours on the trails in that area. She moved to the South East to work in the IMB office and regularly gets out to the Alps and the Surrey Hills where she loves to ride the more technical trails…