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Maap Ascend Pro Rain Jacket Review: A compliment generator with a label issue

Sarah Gigante (Movistar) on her way to stage and overall victory on stage 3 of the Bright Brewery Tour of Bright

The Maap Ascend Rain Pro Jacket is a standout in our guide to the best waterproof cycling jackets thaanks to the protection it offers along with the large scoops of style it serves up alongside. As a jacket more aimed at the roadie end of the market, a tour of Bristol’s best country lanes and climbs was the perfect testing ground in the near permanent deluge we’ve had in the past few weeks. 

Maap Ascend Pro Rain Jacket

Minimal, with good colour options and a sturdy construction are all excellent plus points (Image credit: Claire Sharpe)

Design and aesthetics

Maap are good at stylish details, and the Ascend Pro Rain Jacket is just another example of that. There are details that shout ‘I’m waterproof’ all over this jacket. The YKK Aquaguard® zippers contrast with the fabric of the jacket and the textured black seam guards on the shoulders. The thermobonded seams on the inside are left raw, the tape in stark contrast to the olive colour of this one. There’s also a large, rubbery panel on the interior back panel with a large Maap logo and the product details.

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