Sunny and 65 is a treat. The perfect weather for any ride. But the most memorable rides? Those are the ones with the sudden downpours, the unexpected stream crossings and roads that should actually be called trails, and even that is sometimes generous.
On those rides, Velocio ambassadors turn to the Anorak — and indispensable companion.
"I first wasn’t sure if I would like it because I thought I would prefer a rain jacket and I wasn’t sure about the hood, but it has become my number one kit item on the Tour. I was wearing it also when it wasn’t raining at night, cause its so wind proof and the hood was so good – im totally in love with it."
"I love cycling apparel that is casual looking yet functional and performs well.
The Velocio Anorak is a my favorite all-around partner for gravel rides and especially for bikepacking because who wouldn’t love a good anorak that is also technical without looking like it. I ride in it when I need protection from the rain but also when I need extra warmth.
The fit and breathability of the anorak makes it comfortable to wear while riding - the hood that fits over the helmet gives the needed extra protection when the pouring rain surprises, opening the anorak zipper gives the needed extra airflow when getting too warm and the big belly pocket is perfect for storing a snack-bar or two."
Photos above by Emil Nyeng (@emilnyeng)
Photo below by Mikko-Pekka Karlin’s (@mpkarlin)
"For the Anorak, I love how it looks and am impressed with how lightweight it is. It's super comfortable to wear, soft to touch and doesn't make the classic waterproof crunch sound.
I've really tested it out in the British wet weather, and it gets a 10/10 for keeping me dry.
I'm using it on and off the bike, on the muddy trails, gravel tracks and towing the bike trailer. It packs down small enough that it's a no brainer to take it along for any ride."
Breathable enough for extended high-output efforts, waterproof enough the handle the harshest conditions. The Anorak has proven itself on the 2,700-mile Tour Divide Route and on the afternoon family ride. There's no situation where it isn't at home.
Above photos: Tom Gibbs (@bicycle_factory)