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A jacket with a hint of superhero

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Remember how Clark Kent used to disappear into a phone box and reappear, seconds later, transformed into his tights-sporting alter ego?

The Starman Wind jacket, the latest offering from superior cycle wear brand Huez*, has a dash of that superhero mystique about it, employing as it does ‘Quickburst’ technology, which allows the zip to ‘burst’ open when pulled at its centre.

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Presumably this won’t happen spontaneously after a mammoth mid-ride pie stop, but will enable quick one-handed temperature management as you ride. This alleviates the familiar fumbling for a zip with cold hands or cumbersome gloves, meaning your paws can be where they should be for longer – wrapped around your handlebars.

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We’ve already test-ridden Huez’s Starman Storm Jacket – a very fine piece of kit indeed. Assuming the same build quality and attention to detail apply for the Wind jacket, this will also be a robust, satisfyingly high-end bit of clobber. It’s made in Portugal from one of the lightest ripstop fabrics in the world, weighing in at just 25g/m2. As with the Storm jacket, there are twin vents at the back for ventilation, which also allow fumble-free access to your jersey pockets.  The Starman Wind also has its own inner pocket, which doubles as a stow-sack for when the jacket’s not in use.

Pledges are now being taken for the Kickstarter (runs until New Year’s Eve), with goodies up for grabs from £10 up (for a Huez* cycling cap). £100 will secure your very own Starman Wind jacket, with free shipping to anywhere in the UK.

Find out more here.

 


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