The Ale Bike Guscio Iridescent Reflective Cycling Jacket is likely to turn more than a few heads this winter, an excellent feature for the regular commuter cyclist who needs to be seen to be safe. Love it or hate it, oil slick is now an actual look across the cycling world, featured on everything from tubeless valves to pedals, stems and now… cycling jackets, arguably the most suitable place for it thanks to the super reflective nature of its luminous sheen.
Ale Guscio Oil Slick Reflective Jacket
Admittedly, it’s not much to look at in the cold light of day. It’s at night when the Ale Guscio Reflective Jacket comes alive, with its iridescent sheen displaying ever-changing luminous colors as lights from traffic catches it at various angles. This oil slick jacket is a simple windproof that could be a great option for commuter cyclists, especially those pedaling in the Northern Hemisphere right now.
The surface of the fabric is covered in micro-spheres of glass, responsible for the chameleonic look that arises when it catches the light at night time. The Winter Cycling Jacket doesn’t have any waterproof claims besides the waterproof main zipper. It is recommended for temperatures between 50° and 64°F (10° to 18°C).
To give the windproof a little breathability there are breathable mesh side-bands seen running from the rider’s armpit right the way down to the hip where there is an elastic band to prevent the jacket riding up your torso.
Pricing & Availability
The Ale Guscio Oil Slick Cycling Jacket retails at $284.99 USD and is available now in a Men’s cut only, sizes S-XXL.