Product Overview

Overall rating:

Score 9

Pros:

  • Snug and warm collar
  • Wind and waterproof panels

Cons:

  • Hard to access pockets

Product:

Le Col Mizuro B5 winter jacket

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£249.99
This product is featured in: Best winter cycling gear.

Steady evolution marks the changes for Le Col’s winter jacket and we’ve charted every version so far.

This year’s Mizuro gains minor alterations, with all of the details we liked in the B3 remaining, making this jacket a great choice when the mercury drops below double figures.

Front-facing panels block wind and water ingress, keeping the elements at bay while breathable, rear-facing panels stop the hard-working rider from getting too clammy.

Three rear cargo pockets give plenty of range for big base miles, though the outer two could perhaps be slightly easier to access — the upshot being that you’re unlikely to lose anything, particularly 
as there’s a zipped security pocket 
for valuables.

We love Le Col’s attention to detail. The collar is snug and warm; the reflective rear panels offer good visibility; and the construction seems very durable.

Verdict

A great, versatile jacket that with a change of base layer will work from about 10°C right down to sub-zero temperatures.