Leatt’s Race Cover jacket is a prime example of function over fashion. Lucky for consumers, Leatt’s design team focused on fit and performance rather than trendy colored fabrics to offer you a water-resistant, packable jacket that will keep you dry when you need it most. The best part is that by doing so, they’ve been able to keep the jacket’s price tag under $20! Even if it is just by one penny.
THE LAB The Leatt Race Cover Jacket is crafted from a soft, translucent water-resistant material, making it perfect for unexpected rainstorms on the mountain. The Race Cover is lightweight with a tailored cut and offers plenty of ventilation on the sides and underarms to prevent overheating. Leatt equipped the Race Cover with a waterproof front zipper. The Race Cover is available in sizes small to double XL.
It’s a simple piece of kit designed to do a job at a price point and that’s exactly what it does.
THE DIRT Spring has been an interesting season as we’ve left for rides with 65-degree temps and sunshine only to end up in the middle of a thunderstorm in the woods. Once the Leatt Race Cover jacket arrived, we were able to avoid the wet ride home. The jacket packs up small, not quite as small as the Specialized Deflect SWAT we just reviewed, granted it’s also $100 cheaper too, but it does fit into most small packs and you can probably stuff it into your bib’s stow pocket if you’re motivated to do so.
Once on, the jacket is pretty comfortable for a piece you’d maybe expect to find at a Bauhaus concert. We kid, but in all honesty, we can’t really criticize Leatt too bad for making such a functional jacket at such an affordable price.
The Wolf’s Last Word
With a $19.99 price tag, it’s almost impossible to find an excuse not to have a rain shell on the trail anymore. The Leatt Race Cover won’t win any fashion contests, but it’ll keep you on the trail comfortably when an unexpected rain shower dumps from the heavens. We found the jacket comfortable and appreciated the venting on the sides and underarms. If you’ve toughed out the weather because you can’t afford a proper, riding rain jacket, your days of wet jerseys are gone.
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