This is a gorgeous item of clothing. Vulpine's Regents Mac feels and looks like a coat from a high end fashion retailer. If you are cycling somewhere and need to look smart, but also need rain and wind protection then this coat is for you. Not only does it look stylish it also performs well when riding.
Stylish clothing for cycling
Vulpine specialises in clothing for urban cyclists. It's when you want clothing to look like normal clothing and also perform well when riding a bike. The type of thing you would wear to go to work or meet friends. You don't want to look like you are covered in high-viz and lycra.
There's no doubt that the Regents Mac wins hands down for achieving a classic, tailored look. I would go so far to say it is beautiful and that's not a word I've ever used when it comes to cycling clothing.
The coat has a zip and buttons, you can use either or both. It gives you options for different looks. The coat just feels great, however you wear it. The fit is perfect. The material feels high quality.
I was even happy to wear this coat on days when I left the bike at home. If I just wanted a smart look for a showery day I would often grab the Regents Mac. And on the days when I did use the bike I felt really stylish compared to my usual cycling rain jacket. I don't think there is a better looking cycling coat than this one.
Plenty of pockets
One of the best features about the coat is the number of pockets. There's an inside pocket with a zip. It's handy for things like keys, coins and bank cards.
There are 3 external pockets, held in place by a magnet. That makes them easier to access than a button or zip, useful if you are wearing cycling gloves and need to get something. The two pockets at the side are good for your hands when you are walking around and the rear one has a good amount of space.
The coat fitted me so well that I wondered if it would be too restrictive when riding my bike. I had nothing to worry about. Vulpine really nailed it with designing a coat that has a tailored look and yet accommodates the freedom of movement you need when cycling.
When it comes to wet weather the Regents Mac kept me dry. I tested it in both light rain and a heavier shower for 2 to 3 miles and it did a great job.
I loved having this coat in my hallway. It was great to have the option of grabbing something that would make me look smart at the same time as protecting me from the rain.
The coat features reflective strips, to help with your visibility at night. The strips are subtle, so they do not give the game away that this is a coat for cyclists or ruin the look. For example, one of the strips is hidden under the collar. If you are cycling at night all you have to do is flip up the collar to expose the reflective strip. It's a great design.
Vulpine have done an amazing job with this coat. To an untrained eye this looks like a very stylish Mac and most definitely not a 'cycling jacket.' It works really well as an item of urban cycling clothing, offering both rain protection and freedom of movement. You can find it on Vulpine's website.
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