Rain ponchos or capes for cycling are proven classics for those who would rather do without the full raincoat, pants and helmet cover bit. A poncho offers the advantages of quick on and off, and can be pulled over pretty much any outfit. The same goes for stylish ponchos, which are now full in trend. Understandably so, especially when made from luxurious warm wool, they can be pulled over almost any outfit in cooler temperatures for that cozy, woolly comfort and dashingly elegant look. So how to combine these two advantages for cyclists who want to remain flexible on their urban rounds, yet are not willing to compromise on either environmental or fashion standards? VAUDE has the answer with the fashionable Tirano Cape.
In colder weather it’s no longer important to know if the sun is going to shine or a bad weather front is heading your way; this reversible cape let’s you stay flexible and ready for anything. One side of the cape consists of a merino wool blend that has a stylish melange look that lends itself to cycling elegance in urban surroundings. When the sun shines, this side can be worn on the outside. If the weather becomes uncomfortably cold and damp, the poncho is simply reversed and the full-length zip pulled up over your chin. This lets the soft wool mix warm you on the inside, while the softshell material with water-repellent EcoFinish on the outside blocks out anything heading your way. Reflective elements enhance visibility on the road and in low-light conditions. A generously cut hood can be worn over a bike helmet and the sleeves are attached to the wrist by simple inner hand straps. A cape that is truly an all-rounder as its many merits can be enjoyed from all sides, both on and off the saddle.