Sugio’s new jacket is part of their H.O.V. (Human Operated Vehicle) range designed for the fashion conscious commuter certainly fulfils what they set out to do: design a top with “technical performance with casual city style, a more leisurely, every-day look that easily switches from cycling trail to street cafe”
This lightweight (149g) jacket packs down small enough to fit into a jersey’s rear pocket and, when called into service, it keeps the rain out well.
With a few notable exceptions, arm warmers fall into one of two categories. You’ve got your skinny Lycra ones for summer mornings and evenings. And you’ve got your thicker, fleecy-backed thermal ones – like these ones from Sugoi – that’ll keep you warm in autumn and spring conditions.
If you're looking for a top that combines bike performance with a bit of retro and off-the-bike chic then you could do a lot worse than the beautifully crafted Wallaroo long sleeve jersey from Canadian cloth-meisters Sugoi. It's much too warm for sunny Summer days but perfect for those evening pub rides, and one of the comfiest tops I've tried in ages.