The Block Tech is a high performance water resistant, windproof and breathable men's softshell jacket - designed for active outdoor use. Stretch in the fabric enhances freedom of movement, while an ergonomic design adds to comfort. Other features include
Quick drying, fast wicking and breathable
TCZ fabric - performance and comfort
94% polyester, 6% elastane
Ideal for walking and hiking
This product is not available for Channel Islands deliveries
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Bonzo Good jacket but not as breathable as I would like.
I originally ordered a large as I am a 40" chest and medium goes up to 40" and large starts at 40". But large was to big as I only wanted to wear a Tee shirt or sweat shirt underneath. A medium was a bit tighter than I wanted but that's the way it had to be.
I wanted a breathable; windproof jacket for a cycling commute to work and could not find anything in my body shape! So I decided to do a bit of lateral thinking and found this.
Looks well made, is not light and has a stiffness to it which may wear out after a while. The back is longer which is good, the sleeves are quite long and looks smart
I have just come back from a 9 mile ride, it was sunny with some wind and with a chill in the air.
Windproof - Yes although my arms felt cold as I only had a tee shirt on. May have just been the material but next time I will wear a long sleeved shirt.
Breathable - Not very as I came back sweaty; probably not as bad as my waterproof jacket but it is not what I was hoping for. A shorter journey would probably be OK but I live 8 miles from work.
Water resistant - unknown.
Warm - not very much warmth from the material.
If I could return it I would but now it has been worn that is not possible. It may get a couple of days use a year but not as much as I wanted.
I would think it would perform better for walking which it what it is designed for as you will not be expending as much energy and should not get as sweaty.