Carradice Duxback Rain Poncho - Super

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Duxback rainwear is designed specifically to suit the needs of cyclists. It is made from lightweight, reproofable waxed cotton which is waterproof, noiseless and long lasting. All feature taped seams and ScotchliteT strips for added night safety.

Internal tapes secure to bike and cyclist: waist ties and hand loops
Zipped front opening makes for easy fitting over helmet
Lined collar and hood for comfort
Leather tab below zip to make fastening easy

Measurements L:
Front - 97cm
Back - 85cm

Measurements XL:
Front - 110 cm
Back - 98 cm
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Overall Product Rating 4.5 / 5
Great for 'unracers'
By John P
18 Jun 2023
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ConsAs others have said, the hood is not really essential.
ProsGood quality, well made. Should last for a long time.
I bought this to use on my 'just jump on and ride' bike - cycling-specific clothes/shoes are forbidden, and I use it for my 5-mile each way commute, local errands, etc

Today was the first opportunity to test it, in steady rain, and it works a treat. I am 5'10" and I bought the XL. I don't think that it is too big, and is actually smaller than the Lillywhite cape which I used years ago.

I wear a cap, so I don't use the hood. It didn't seem to get in the way, or bother me, and it's nice to have as an option.

Strong waist and thumb tapes, and cape is large enough to sit on in windy conditions.
By Colin
09 Oct 2019
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ConsWould have liked an option to detach the hood.
ProsStrong and functional
Wearing this I cycled in a heavy downpour, flooding roads, cars pulling over for lack of visibility and arrived at my destination dry. Good ventilation underneath. The lined hood is comfortable. (Under the helmet).
Very satisfied
By Matthew Hopkins
02 Aug 2017
4 / 5
I recommend this product
Conspoor hood fit and design.
Prossturdy, well made, discreet, and not too bulky
While I won’t get to use this in anger till the Autumn, first impressions show its a well made and capable poncho.
Sturdy build and not excessively heavy or bulky. My only disappointment is the hood seems almost an afterthought. It’s too small to fit directly on my medium sized head so for a cycling cape very disappointed you cannot wear a helmet underneath.
By Anonymous
01 Apr 2017
4 / 5
I recommend this product
ConsFinish not "permanent"
ProsSize, functionality
Works as advertised. Long is good for those over 6'/1.8m tall. Well made, wax finish will likely wear down after a season and need to be re-done. Better purchase than a generic bike poncho from the sports stores.
Questions & Answers (10)
Can i wash it in the machine?
27 Jul 2023
I found one of these in the back of a cupboard long forgotten. Treasure indeed but it smells very musky.
It is not recommended that you wash any waxed cotton product in a machine as it will strip the water proof coating from the product. SK 27/07/23
is the cape in the pic XL or L
28 Dec 2021
I am 181 cm and trying to decide what size to buy. Do you know if the cape in the product image is Xl or L? Many thanks.
We are unsure what size is on the photo, however, we provide measurements for both.

JK 29.12.21
Over or under the helmet?
22 May 2021
Assuming I’m not wearing a huge helmet, is this designed to go over a helmet or under it? Bit vague.

I would suggest under a helmet! the hood is rather oversized- so technical can go over an a helmet but it depends on style etc.

JK 24.05.21
Rolled up size for the XL
15 Apr 2021
Carradice themselves weren’t too clear and others have asked about it rolling up but how big is it when rolled up? Specifically the XL one.

And secondly, when rolled up as is, will it go in a Carradice Zipped Roll? If not then would creatively re rolling it fatter make it fit?

Rolled up size for the XL is approx:

Carridice Duxback rain cape...
13 Apr 2020
Would you recommend this rain cape for personal rain gear on a long bicycle touring...I am 5'9" I am from the USA...I own a Carridice Camper Longflap Saddlebag. Two of them, and a Carridice Super C Saddlebag, and now a set of Carridice Super C Panniers...and love all of these bags...was thinking next to add a Carridice Duxback cape but would you recommend it as a main piece of kit for multiple-year bicycle tour....
Has to be your choice, the advantage of a cape is that you are kept dry but with far more air flow/ventilation, far better than a breathable jacket with also some protection for the legs, the disadvantage is that you are more venerable from the draft of passing trucks plus when off the bike you have a less "normal" rain jacket to wear around town. Regards Robin
No color option?
05 Mar 2019
No color option? What color is ready?
Hi, they are olive green. Thanks
Does the hood fold away?
17 Sep 2018
Hi... I may wear a hat instead of using the hood, and am concerned that water may collect in the hood if it's not on the head. Will it stow away or detach?
Hi there,

Unfortunately the hood is not detachable im afraid. It is possible that you could fold it away but as we have never tried this we cannot say for certain.

Hi, Does the poncho fold up neatly into a compact size? And does it come with a bag? Thanks.
09 Jun 2018
Hi there,

Yes this Poncho folds/rolls into a compact size, and fits within the bag supplied.

What size should I order please?
01 Nov 2017
Hi, I would like to purchase for my partner - he's 6' 4" tall. Can you advise on best size to order please. Thank you.

As he is quite tall the XL size would be the best fit.

How does this fit whilst riding a Brompton ? is it too long ? i'm 5'11'' tall... or short maybe....
04 Aug 2017

Although we have never tested one on a Brompton it should still fit and work the same as a normal bike. The fact the wheels on the Brompton are smaller in diameter should work to its advantage though by keeping them further away from the bottom of he cape.