The 7mesh Revelation women's cycling jacket is a top performer aimed at touring, trail riding, commuting, or indeed any other type of riding where you might need a jacket that can stand up to the very worst storms, and do so consistently and persistently. The jacket is styled more for touring, with features to make it more ‘off-the-bike-friendly’, but hardcore roadies may be attracted by its superior fabric construction (the first cycle-specific jacket to use Gore’s top-end GORE-TEX Pro® fabric) and layer-friendly-but-athletic cut, which would make it a superb option for heavy duty winter road riding.
Some of our favourite features of the Revelation include the use of GORE-TEX Pro® fabric, which offers the widest functioning range of use of any Gore-Tex material (and passes Gore’s ‘Guaranteed to keep you dry’ standard), the numerous air vents for superb breathability and temperature control, the removable under-helmet hood which uses a neat magnetic attachment system, the ability to easily layer up underneath and practical zipped side pockets for enhanced off-bike functionality.
This female-specific version of the Canadian brand's hero waterproof also features adjustable cuffs, hem and hood for an optimum fit, and a brushed collar and chin guard for against-skin comfort. Side vents double up as passthroughs for grabbing bits and bobs from jersey pockets whilst riding. The Revelation weighs in at 260g (9.5 oz), which is remarkably light for the superior weather protection and high level of durability it offers.