Our global test team has been pushing products to the very limit on the world’s toughest trails. In The Lab, durability is rewarded and weaknesses have nowhere to hide. This time, we tested the 7Mesh Revelation jacket, the EVOC CP 35L photo backpack, the Works Components angleset headset, the KASK REX enduro helmet, the HT Components X2 downhill pedals and the Pedros Master Tool Kit 3.0.

7Mesh Revelation jacket review

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Rain jackets have never really hit the spot; they’ve either been too thick and bulky, or just haven’t fitted right for riding. And while Andi had come to accept this state of affairs, albeit begrudgingly, this all changed when he met the 7Mesh Revelation Jacket – a cycling-specific rain coat with a drop back, narrow fit, and short front that renders it perfect on the bike, giving your arms and shoulders ample freedom. There’s also a swanky detachable hood that fits under your helmet, and it’s wisely cut to follow your movements without impeding your peripheral vision.

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Moreover, there’s an adjustable strap, super-strong Velcro closures on the sleeves, two watertight zippered pockets, and two generous side vents as well as two smaller ones on your lower arms. 7Mesh haven’t cut any corners, exclusively employing top-end materials, including the Pro Shell from GORE-TEX, which – let’s be honest – is pretty unbeatable in terms of strength. After a year of filthy rides, the 7Mesh jacket shows no signs of wear, and he’d be stumped to criticize it – but maybe that’s why the price shouldn’t surprise you.

Tester: Andi
Time on test: 1+ year
Weight: 283 g (Gr. M)
Price: € 400
Info: shop.7meshinc.com