A new addition to the Cafe du Cycliste women’s range, the Charlotte is a softshell rain jacket which combines the performance of a traditional rain jacket with the fit and comfort of a long sleeved jersey. Constructed from four way stretch fabric and a waterproof and breathable membrane, the Charlotte is designed to be comfortable for wearing over long periods in cooler weather. It features rear vents and laser cut underarm openings for enhanced breathability, and taped seams and a full length zip flap for enhanced waterproofing.
The jacket is finished with a fleece lined collar for comfort, and silicone gripper bottom hem which keeps it firmly in place when you’re stretched out over the bike. It has three rear jersey-style pockets plus a rear side-zip pocket for valuables. The fabric used to construct the Charlotte is stylish and sumptuous, as is typical of Cafe pieces: its subtly patterned print contributes to the overall effect of understated, classy styling and it has a beautifully tactile soft fabric feel.
The Charlotte could be worn over a base layer and jersey in colder weather or worn over just a base layer as a warmer, more protective alternative to a long sleeved jersey/ long sleeved jersey and gilet.