Velocio Women’s Ultralight Rain Jacket review

We tested Velocio’s super lightweight rain jacket in heavy downpours to see how well it performs

Velocio Women's Ultralight Rain Jacket Review
(Image: © Mildred Locke)

Cyclingnews Verdict

A high-performing and versatile rain jacket that does a great job of keeping the wind and rain out, only slightly let down by its bulkiness in the larger sizes, making it tricky to stuff into a pocket.


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    Excellent waterproofing and windproofing

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    eVent fabric breathes from the get-go

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    Luxuriously soft to the touch

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    3D-shaped for superior on-the-bike fit

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    Stretchy low-profile cuffs play well with gloves

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    Dual YKK zipper for thermoregulation on the go

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    Rear vent provides access to jersey pockets


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    Lacks a pouch or pocket for packing into

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    Feels too bulky to easily stash away

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    Not cut well for curves, meaning some compromises need to be made

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    Sizes run small

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Velocio has certainly made a name for itself across the globe as a premium cycling wear brand, despite consisting of a small 15-person team located in chilly New England. Aesthetically, the brand is very much a return to basics, using block colour design and going against the ‘racecar jersey’ that is prevalent in the cycling kit market.

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Mildred Locke

Mildred joined as Reviews Writer for Cyclingnews and BikePerfect in December 2020. She loves all forms of cycling from long-distance audax to daily errand-running by bike, and does almost everything on two wheels, including moving house, and started out her cycling career working in a bike shop. For the past five years she's volunteered at The Bristol Bike Project as a mechanic and session coordinator, and now sits on its board of directors.

Since then she's gone on to write for a multitude of cycling publications, including Bikeradar, Cycling Plus, Singletrack, Red Bull, Cycling UK and Total Women's Cycling. She's dedicated to providing more coverage of women's specific cycling tech, elevating under-represented voices in the sport, and making cycling more accessible overall. 

Height: 156cm (5'2")

Weight: 75kg

Rides: Stayer Groadinger UG, Triban RC520 Women's Disc, Genesis Flyer, Marin Larkspur, Cotic BFe 26, Clandestine custom bike