Review: Albion Men’s All Road Pertex Shield Rain Jacket

A cycling jacket built for British weather!

Feature type Review

Read time 4 mins

Published May 07, 2024

Author Sam Firth

Sam Firth Sam is an outdoor, sports and lifestyle photographer based in Devon. He feels most at home outdoors whether that’s on a bike, on foot or on a rock face.


A high quality and great looking waterproof jacket that’s full of classy features built for British weather.

Weight 184g
Features Pertex® Shield 3-layer fabric featuring a PFC-free membrane and CO DWR; 100% Recycled Nylon Construction (Bluesign approved); Lightweight and Packable; Triple zips with chunky zipper pulls


  • Truly waterproof
  • Highly packable
  • Good eco-credentials
  • Well thought out features


  • Fit a bit small and restrictive, so sizing up necessary


With the rapidly changing weather and increasingly unpredictable winters in the UK, it’s essential to have a weatherproof layer that will keep you dry but that is also lightweight enough to be stowed away when not in use. Additionally when purchasing any new clothing I try to buy responsibly and want the item to be high quality and durable so it lasts a long time.


As a big fan of Albion products – and the brand in general – I was really excited to get my hands on this jacket. My first impressions were that it felt like other Albion products I’d previously used in the sense that it felt really high quality and also looked great. 

Initially I struggled with the fit on this jacket. I went for a medium as usual and it just felt too restrictive for me, particularly across the shoulders. I do understand it’s intended for an on-the-bike fit, however I personally ended up sizing up, to allow a bit more movement and options for layering underneath.

I was particularly impressed with how packable it felt despite being a 3-layer jacket; and the attention to detail on all features such as the chunky zip pulls.

it felt really high quality and also looked great


We’ve had a really wet few months here in the UK which has been ideal for testing this jacket. I put it to the test on a number of gravel and road rides which included some rather soddening conditions. The jacket excelled in terms of its waterproof capabilities, even in some heavy and long downpours and its packable nature meant that when it wasn’t raining I could tuck it away with ease.

The jacket was also really breathable and if you do get too hot in it you can use the second front zip that allows you to open the jacket from the bottom to get some additional airflow. This feature was also really handy for access to the rear jersey pockets.

In terms of fit, after sizing up the jacket fits really well and felt great both on and off the bike. The only issue I encountered was that (due to sizing up) the arms were a bit long. However, this definitely wasn’t a big issue – just something to note.

Overall the jacket really impressed me as it does a great job at keeping you dry and all the features are very well thought-out.


A good waterproof jacket is an essential bit of kit for any cyclist, especially here in the UK. I personally believe it’s one of the items in your cycling wardrobe you should spend a bit more on to get something that’s going to keep you dry whilst remaining breathable. This jacket is great for any cyclist, roadie or gravel, who wants to stay dry whilst out on their bike!



The Pertex® Shield 3-layer construction and DWR coating provide excellent waterproofing

Hard wearing

The outer materials feel really durable

Full of clever features

It’s full of great features like the triple zip with oversized pulls


This jacket packs down relatively small making it easy to stow away

It’s full of great features


At £195, it’s definitely a considered purchase however I do believe it’s good value for money. Like I previously mentioned, I believe a good waterproof jacket is one of the items in your cycling wardrobe you should look to invest more in to get something that really works. Some of the cheaper options on the market either aren’t waterproof or you feel like you’re wearing a bin bag because they just aren’t breathable.


Overall I’ve really enjoyed using this jacket. It’s well made, looks great and has most importantly kept me dry during some awful weather over the last few months. I’m a big fan of Albion products and this jacket has definitely lived up to my expectations from my experience with some of their other products

I’d definitely recommend the Albion All Road Jacket to anyone looking for a high quality waterproof cycling jacket that will last you for years and years.

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