• Outstanding breathability from the 70g eVent waterproof fabric
• Tailored cut with darts to give a refined silhouette
• All seams are taped for complete waterproofing
• Folds down to fit in a jersey pocket
• Waterpoof zipper
• Zippered front pocket with storm flap
• Buttoned cuffs can be folded up to look right in the café, or folded down and closed tight to seal out the elements when riding
• Fire red colour for visibility
This is our rain jacket. The tech actually makes it capable of being called a storm jacket, hence the name “K61” which was David Millar’s home address when he lived in Hong Kong and where he would ride in the occasional typhoon or monsoon downpour.
It is made of eVent material, a superior Gore-Tex. The company eVent was actually created by ex-Gore employees who discovered a better way of bonding the material and then set about creating a better fabric.
Its texture doesn’t compare to other waterproof/breathable materials, it feels very soft and light, luxurious in fact. That property alone makes it different, it hangs differently when worn, and can be folded up smaller than other waterproof/breathable jackets.
It has an almost tailored cut compared to most tent-like/wind trap rain jackets out there, although a certain amount of room has been left to take into account the fact it is an outer-layer, often worn on top of a Rocka (in the WORST possible conditions) or a JJ for example. Of course it can be worn equally efficiently with only a 1.21 or 1.22 underneath, perhaps only a Baselayer, it doesn’t really matter. The technical qualities of the K61 allow it to be layered any which way.
There are small details which truly separate it from the rest, first the higher neck, then the chest pocket with the storm flap, the black reflective beading along the rear hemline, and lastly but most importantly the buttoned cuff. This isn’t there for the sake of it, when undone the arm length increases enough to properly cover the top of your hand, protecting you from even the biggest monsoon. It also has a certain sartorial elegance when fastened or unfastened.
Contrary to the Rocka Jacket where the Fire Red colour is used as an internal reveal, we decided to make it the main feature of the K61. It is while cycling in the rain or during a storm that we most easily disappear from view, we hope the K61 will make you stand out in any condition.