The lightweight Giordana Hydroshield Taped Rain Jacket offers unbelievable protection against the elements without sacrificing breathability. The Hydroshield is made with one of Giordana’s most sophisticated laminate materials, named Sentry. Unlike other laminates, Sentry features a pore-free membrane that is designed to suck in vapor to enhance breathability while providing the ultimate water-repellant shield. Giordana also includes fully taped seams to ensure that you stay dry, and the front zipper has an interior draft flap for total protection. The Sentry material is also extremely lightweight, which means that the jacket can be conveniently packed into the chest pocket and stowed away if the sun suddenly comes out.
Giordana designed the Hydroshield with a snug, performance fit to reduce wind drag. Giordana uses stretchy, Ametista panels at the hips to ensure that you have a comfortable full range of motion, and the elastic at the wrists and waist help keep the jacket in place while providing additional protection. The Hydroshield features reflective strips on the back of the hips and neck to keep you visible in low-light conditions. Giordana also offers a detachable hood that is sold separately.
- Lightweight Sentry material offers full protection
- Fully taped seams
- Packs up small into chest pocket for easy transport
- Stretchy Ametista panels at hips ensure mobility
- Zipped Chest vent for temperature regulation
- Reflective stripes for improved visibility
- Item #GIO0314
- Q & A
Wish it covered my back better
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I decided to buy this jacket after doing a century in the rain. I packed it into a rear pocket on a questionable day and busted it out half way through a ride.
The quality of the jacked is great. The fit is pretty spot on to other Giordana jackets and jerseys (I usually wear a large and bought a large). I like the minimalist styling. My only wish is that jacket was a tad longer in the back. While the back of the jacket is longer than your average wind jacket, it rode up while i was riding and my butt got a little wet.
While it was not very wet, I thought the jacket would provide better coverage back there. That said, the rest of my jersey and arms remained dry.
Overall a good jacket if you're caught in the rain.