Review: Impsport DryCore cycling jacket

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Over 30 years of experience in manufacturing garments for Tour de France Champions, Olympic and Commonwealth Games medallists and World Champions has made Impsport one of the leading names in high performance custom cycling, triathlon and athletics clothing. Perfectly timed to get your attention for the darker months of autumn and winter they have provided us with the DryCore cycling jacket to put to the test. Is it going to perform on the training ride or commute to work?

DryCore jacket key features:

  • High performance waterproof fabric – 10,000mm
  • Taped seams reduce water ingress
  • Windproof construction helps maximise body temperature even in stormy conditions
  • Extremely breathable fabric construction – 10,000 gsm2 ensuring moisture is wicked away and you stay dry and warm
  • Durable two-layer fabric system with mesh lining for optimal comfort
  • Rear zip pockets for storage
  • Cuff tabs ensure a perfect fit
  • Reflective piping and detail enhance road safety in low light
  • Available in specific mens and ladies sizes

Impsport says:

The Impsport DryCore Cycling Jacket is fully waterproof and breathable for maximum comfort and protection from the elements. Taped seams repel water and the dual-layer windproof fabric ensures you stay warm and dry. Hi-Vis fabric and reflective detail for added visibility in all conditions. Ergonomic design especially for cycling.

What we say

This jacket is built for visibility with reflective piping and detailing visible from all angles and a suitably bright fabric. Zipped areas provide additional reflective detailing to complete the safety aspect.

Next on the list is weatherproofing and the jacket performs perfectly, an internal mesh lining keeps things warm and the breathable outer keeps rain out and allows sweat to pass through to avoid steaming the rider!

Impsport DryCore cycling jacket front view
Impsport DryCore cycling jacket front view

The jacket features nice detailing touches such as garages for all the zippers, decent sized zip pulls and elasticated cuffs.

Two rear-facing pockets provide ample space for snacks or spare dry kit and there is a chest pocket perfect for a smart phone and it should be nicely protected.

It’s a great jacket for commuting and works really well at keeping the elements out. It folds down quite small and would easily fit into a small rucksack should the weather abate but is not designed to fit in a cycle top pocket. It’s going to be perfect for the long ride where the weather is set in for the day.

I have used the DryCore on lunchtime training rides and it has performed excellently in its job.

This is the perfect jacket when you need a little more protection or on the journey to work and as such there are no points of issue here. It performs its job without issue and feels like a good solid quality item. It’s been through a few washes without issue so far and feels like it should provide many seasons of faithful wear.

Impsport DryCore cycling jacket rear view
Impsport DryCore cycling jacket rear view

The model tested here was the male version and it was well fitted and felt comfortable in the saddle. It also come in a female fit version.

Find out more at the Impsport website here

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