Our Review - Inov-8 Race Ultra Shell HZ
The new Inov-8 Race Ultra Shell HZ is Inov-8's lightest waterproof yet. It uses an ultra-lightweight polyester 2.5 layer waterproof fabric to keep the weight down to 125g. Being so light, the Ultra Shell has an transparent/grey colour and has the advantage that race numbers can be seen underneath.
Looking round the Inov-8 Race Ultra Shell HZ, you can see that quality and design has not been compromised by the lightweight approach. The pull chords are solid, design features (such as the simple thumb loops) are simple and practical, as are the chord locks and hardwear - nothing has been sub-sized to save weight.
The weight savings mean that this will be your waterproof of choice for emergencies. The Inov-8 Race Ultra Shell HZ packs into it's hood and is light enough to fit into a belt and remain unnoticed until its really needed!
Specifications - Inov-8 Race Ultra Shell HZ
- 56% PU / 44% Polyester Soft Tricot
- 2.5-layer waterproof fabric with 10,000 HH and 10,000 B-1 breathability
- Taped seams
- 4-way stretch
- Aquaguard zip
- Internal storm flap
- Dual locking zip heads
- Thumb loop
- Elasticated cuffs and hem
- Multi-angle reflective detailing
- Packs away into hood