Sugoi’s Zap jacket is as feature-filled as the classic 90s kids TV show of the same name (anyone else remember the gem of a programme that was Zzzap!?). But seriously, this jacket is very impressive, providing everything you would expect from a decent bike jacket and more - and would you expect anything different from a brand whose name translates as ‘awesome’ in Japanese?
So, here’s the rundown: the Zap jacket is fully waterproof and highly wind resistant and has some nice cycle-specific features including a drop tail for additional rear coverage and a rear velcro-fastening pocket. The semi-fit cut is carefully designed to offer a good fit in all sizes (Sugoi consider good fit as a key part of overall garment performance and dedicate considerable attention to the fit of each size). The jacket is available in eye-catching ice blue, tasty boysenberry or subtle black.
However, what really makes the Zap stand out (literally) is its use of Pixel Woven fabric. This clever fabric incorporates micro glass beads which, when hit with artificial light, act as super effective mini-reflectors which give you 360 degrees of explosive visibility. What you have with the Zap is a jacket which offers an immense level of visibility when it is really needed but looks completely subtle in normal daylight conditions - a pretty mean feat we think. This jacket would be perfect for hardy year-round commuters or those who enjoy an evening, early morning or rainy ride, or for any other situation when visibility is a consideration.