The Saddle Packable Jacket's lines pay tribute to the military fashion of the Great War's trench poets. PedalED also builds it from a windproof, water resistant nyloncotton blend, so the modern velo poet can enjoy the same type of protection from the elements worn by the likes of Sassoon and Owen at the front. Your lifestyle inspiration may not come from the impossible, romantic sublimity of No Man's Land, but with the cargo space of three pockets, you'll be able to carry enough supplies to draft your poetic sketches or landscape studies wherever inspiration does strike. In the event that road conditions degenerate to the level of a trench outside Ypres without duck boards, the addition of PedalED's NanoSphere treatment which the Japanese manufacturer claims is self cleaning means the jacket does a respectable job of keeping most light to moderate moisture and grime at bay. As conditions improve, the jacket is also light enough to pack down and fit in a saddle bag, waiting in reserve until its services are needed again at the front.