Welcome to the Wet Coast of Canada—where 7mesh HQ lies in the rain shadow of the Coast Range, huddled between jagged peaks and swollen winter rivers. It only makes sense that we’d eventually design a burly mountain bike jacket for the absolute worst of conditions. You know the kind; sleeting sideways as the temperature plays leap frog with zero degrees celsius. The Guardian jacket is your GORE-TEX® shelter in the storm.
Think of this jacket as our love letter to pluviophiles everywhere. Pull the over-the-helmet hood up on a slow grind of a climb, or while hunkered down behind a windbreak waiting for the rest of the pack. When the weather breaks down, the Guardian stands up—it’s a fully waterproof GORE-TEX® solution for all-mountain winter riding.
The Guardian features an advanced, relaxed cut for on-the-bike performance, but works easily off the bike too, thanks to the layering-compatible shape and full length back hem. For those who dig slick roots and full-commitment muddy descents, this might be the jacket you’ve been waiting for. Put it on when the weather goes sideways, and get down in any conditions.