Written by David Guest
The Cannondale Performance Softshell Jacket is a well-fitted jacket with plenty of technical features in a package that can easily be worn off the bike without ridicule.
What they say: The Cannondale Performance Softshell Jacket offers you protection for winter riding or jetting around town.
What it is: The Performance Softshell jacket from Cannondale offers a perfect middle ground between a technical winter cycling jacket and a stylish cycling fashion item. The jacket is designed in the famous black and green of this American cycling giant but in a subtle and tasteful way that doesn’t scream ‘I’m a cyclist, look at me,’ to the untrained eye. But don’t let its well-styled good looks fool you, this jacket performs in cold weather.
Good sized rear pockets and two side pockets are accompanied by a chest pocket that features a small hole for a headphone cable to escape through. We wouldn’t recommend headphones while riding, but this is a nice feature for when you wear it off the bike – a nice touch for commuters.
The only real stumbling block over this product is the price, however it is a premium brand the quality ensures it will last.
Who it's good for: This jacket offers terrific performance and can be worn in a good range of weather. Also perfect for commuters as it looks just as good off the bike as on it.