I’ve been wearing the Chrome Anza for a few months now, it’s a simple jacket with a few well thought out key features geared towards us cyclists.
The styling is similar to a traditional American coach jacket, featuring a 100% polyester shell, elasticated cuffs, fold over collar and hand pockets; there is a lot more to the Anza jacket though.
The polyester shell has a Teflon branded water repellant finish, it won’t keep you dry in a storm but it certainly fends off a shower and makes mincemeat of wind. The button fastening pockets are made out of mesh which helps to let the heat out and reduce sweating, complimented by a couple of air vent holes under each arm pit.
The Anza is cut pretty slim, like most cycling specific clothing, so it doesn’t flap around when you’re riding. The collar folds up and can be fastened by a button at the front, this is such a ridiculously simple idea, it’s almost a stroke of genius. It really helps when there’s a bit of a nip in the air because it fit’s snugly and high around your neck. On the rear there is a decent sized snap fastening pocket which always comes in handy for carrying bits and bobs like tools, snacks or gerbils.
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The button on the rear pocket can sometimes stick in your spine when wearing a heavy backpack, velcro fastening would have been a better choice.
The Chrome Anza jacket is available in Europe exclusively through Urban Cyclery for £79.99, order yours now.