Madison Telegraph Jacket  2012 Mountain Bike Review

Madison Telegraph Jacket 2012

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At A Glance

The Telegraph is a soft shell twin lined jacket, it is well suited to mountain biking as it uses a rip stop fabric that should withstand a good few crashes. The material is 5000 waterproof and breathable and all the seams are fully taped to ensure water should never get in. The cut and fit is aimed at bikers with generous length on the arms and an adjustable hood that can fit over your helmet for those particularly wet days.

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On the Trail

This jacket feels very well made, the fabric is tough and care has been taken with the seams and stitching. With waterproof zips just about everywhere it gives you plenty of options for storing your keys or MP3 player. It is a slightly heavier weight material than some jackets and provides a little more warmth. Perfect for this cold winter we are having! There are pit zips so you can exhaust excess heat from the jacket if you need to. The fabric breathes well and we didn’t get out of it too sweaty after a long XC ride. Whilst the jacket is fairly substantial it can still be rolled up small enough to put in your pack when you get too hot. We didn’t get wet once when wearing it and all the seams held up well to a solid drenching. There are a few reflective details, but this jacket is more about style than blinding road users.

Overall

A great looking jacket that will keep you warm and keep the water out, what more could you ask for?

RRP £84.99

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This review was in Issue 15 of IMB.

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By George Woodward

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