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The Rab Cinder Phantom Jacket is a brilliantly packable emergency jacket, but at the cost of durability

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

Upon opening the Rab Woman’s Cinder Phantom you could be forgiven for thinking that you’d accidentally been sent a light summer windproof rather than a waterproof jacket. It’s definitely the lightest of the jackets in our guide to the best waterproof cycling jackets. The name Phantom is very apt for such a light, squishable, teeny jacket. Looking at it you could believe it would be about as waterproof as a tea bag, but with an impressive set of stats it promises a lot in terms of waterproof and breathability. 

I’ve put it through its paces over the winter as an emergency layer and in some sustained downpours to really test it out and see if I can find the limit of this featherweight option.

Rab cndr phantom waterproof jacket

(Image credit: Claire Sharpe)

Design and aesthetics

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