Best in test ION SCRUB AMP

ION’s Waterbomb_Proof 4-way_stretch fabric is a revelation. Soft and quiet when riding, the jacket features 20,000 mm waterproof and 20,000 g/m2 breathability rated 3-layer panels throughout, with fully taped seams. The ‘self-adjusting’ hood is very clever, elasticated panels snug it to your head without a helmet, but it also has plenty of room to throw over a helmet should the heavens open. A very large chest pocket is great for goggles or a map, with plenty of room for a phone. The team loved the soft inner of the jacket, which feels more like a wool jumper than a stiff and crinkly membrane. This boosts comfort if you’re riding in short sleeves and doesn’t seem to add anything to the weight. We found the waterproof properties exceptional, after frequent soakings it lost some of its protection, but this returned quickly with a treatment of aftermarket DWR spray.

Breathability was very good but the simple press stud vents under the arms do not have the same cooling quality as a forward facing mesh vent. Despite that, even on warm rides, the soft fabric never felt clammy. The fit is comfortable and not too tight so works well as a casual jacket too should your ride continue off the trails. As an allrounder the ION SCRUB AMP is unmatched, minimalist but fully featured with a good pack size, and certainly the most popular with our test team.

The ION SCRUB AMP jacket is a great year-round jacket with enough protection if you get caught in a heavy downpour. The knitted fabric is a revelation, certainly the most comfortable jacket on test and the jacket is a worthy winner of the Best In Test award.

Weight: 410 g
Price: € 249.99