A rain poncho is more than a practical way of keeping dry; if you pick a bright colour, it’s a two-fingered salute to damp and dreary weather.
We like the Grant Rain Poncho – it’s made from 100 per cent recycled polyester and packs down into a bag that’s incorporated into the design.
If you thought this poncho traded technical ability in favour of colourful style, you’d be mistaken. Underneath the outer fabric is a membrane that’s both waterproof and breathable. And when the wind picks up, sleeved elements help prevent billowing.
Win a rain poncho
We have a unisex Grant Rain Poncho worth £65 to give a way. To be in with a chance of winning, simply leave us a comment below and we’ll pick a winner next week.
Wet weather riding
Once in a while we cyclists get wet. It doesn’t happen as frequently as October’s rain suggests, and thankfully modern waterproof fabrics do a good job of keeping you dry while allowing your skin to breath, but that doesn’t stop designers coming up with new ideas for staying dry on two wheels.
The people behind the LEAFXPRO drew inspiration from nature to create a leaf-like protective canopy with a wedge-shaped nose they claim copes well with high wind speeds as well as rain.
Protection for you and your bike – whatever the weather
The ETA was established in 1990 as an ethical provider of green, reliable travel services. Over 30 years on, we continue to offer cycle insurance , breakdown cover and mobility scooter insurance while putting concern for the environment at the heart of all we do.
The Good Shopping Guide judges us to be the UK’s most ethical provider.