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Claimed by Hevik to be 100% waterproof up to 2,000mm, this Polyester PVC laminated rain suit is composed of two separate pieces – a jacket and a pair of trousers. Both pieces carry fluorescent and reflective inserts; the seams are produced in waterproof and windproof materials and have been heat sealed.
The jacket seals the weather out by means of a zipper opening which is overlapped by a protective Velcro flap; there is also elasticated Velcro wrist closure. It also has a non-removable hood which folds away into the neck area. There’s an internal net lining and one internal waterproof pocket to keep those essential items dry. The matching trousers are of a similar material, but with a Velcro ankle closure. Size available is S to XXXL.
The rain suit comes in a handy protective bag so that it can be stored under the seat when not in use; to be honest it was perhaps a little more bulky than some other rain suits I’ve tested – but that said, it wasn’t too large to become a major problem. More of a problem for me was that to use a rain suit you need it to rain – and at the point in time there wasn’t much of that around. But eventually the weather broke and I was able to get out on the road. One of the problems with a two-piece rain suit is that the top sometimes rides up and away from the trousers, leaving a gap for the water to ingress. That said, there didn’t seem to be a problem with this Hevik suit and I remained completely dry through the ride.