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Chapter III 1.41 K61 Jacket
1.41 K61 JACKET
By: David Millar
Bad weather jacket, water-repellent + windproof + breathable. Designed for riding in storms (or hiding under bridges).
K61 Marina Cove, Hebe Haven. That was my Hong Kong home, and where I first began road cycling. For those who don’t know, HK is in Southeast Asia, which means it has a monsoon season and with it come typhoons, which in any other part of the world would be called hurricanes. This jacket is designed for bad weather, the kind of weather I actually used to enjoy riding in back in my HK days. It is constructed to keep you dry when you have no choice but to get wet. It’s made of a water-repellent and windproof material that also breathes.
Unlike traditional rain jackets it is tailored to fit, meaning that on the bike you won’t feel like you’re dragging a parachute, and if the weather is too atrocious you can also sit in a café and not look like you’ve been shipwrecked. I chose Rosso Fuoco primarily because of the visibility it offers, because often when you’re caught in a storm there are only two concerns: protection from the weather and protection from vehicles. The K61 is designed to protect you.