Nalini - AIW Carena 2.0
It's always a dilemma when dressing for changeable weather conditions, trying to balance weather protection, warmth as well as dealing with the inevitable sweat build up of cycling but the AIW Carena 2.0 Jacket does a brilliant job of balancing these competing demands. The windproof fabric is lightly fleeced on the inside, ensuring body heat is kept firmly on the inside and preventing cold winds from stealing it away. Nalini also gives the jacket a water-resistant finish, shrugging off bouts of light rain and sharp showers, meaning you won't have to instantly reach for a hardshell rain jacket when rain arrives. Breathability is also excellent, as it's no good being warm if you then find yourself cold and clammy with sweat build up, so no worries here.
The race fit gives a sleek, close to the body fit which keeps drag to a minimum, saving energy for long rides into block headwinds and sweeping downhills. And speaking of energy, the 3 asymmetrical back pockets provide space to load up with energy bars and gels, keeping you powered from first to last pedal stroke. Reflective details provide the finishing touch, meaning you'll be more easily seen when you're getting after-dark training rides done.