Tempest Pro jacket

(17 customer reviews)


Light-weight and packable ‘out-of-the-pocket’ jacket, that will keep you warm with great breathability.

RESTOCK in December. We have all sizes in our Tourmalet.

The Tempest jacket provides you with the high level of protection of our Tourmalet jacket but in a lighter, packable construction and still as breathable as ever. Our fabric mill has managed to reduce the thickness of the HydraStop material used in the Tourmalet without reducing its effectiveness. The jacket will take everything that the weather can throw at it and at only 164 grams (large), will fit easily into its own stuff bag and into any jersey pocket.

As befits a high function garment, the jacket is tailored to be very close fitting with no excess fabric to slow you down. The sleeves are constructed in a three-piece design making them extremely sleek and enhancing the fit.  There are taped seams throughout, doubled stitched for durability. A storm proof zip and high collar keeps you protected when the skys open. There is also a wind guard/baffle behind the zip, in addition to a zip garage, which keeps out wind and rain. On the collar a softer cotton material helps prevent any discomfort on the neck.

High function/High performing- 4 season garment.


Available in Zinc Orange or Petrol Blue


One of our testers who used the Tempest for 5 months:

“Road for 3 and a half hours with three heavy showers during it. Never felt wet or the need to take it off in between”

“A fantastic lightweight jacket with impressive breathability”






Features & Sizing


  • Easy pull, (even in gloves) no snag, zip.
  • Machine washable (30 degrees only)
  • 3 reflective trim elements.
  • Durable, as usual we stand over ALL our products.
  • Material: Nylon 91% Elastane 9%
  • PU film protects rear from road spray
  • Three-piece sleeves improve fit
  • Fully-taped seams
  • Elasticated hem and cuffs
  • Collar lined with breathable mesh
  • Light and compact – easily packed in its own bag


The garment is fitted, with limited stretch in the fabric. If you want a relaxed fit, or wish it to go over a winter jacket, we would advise to size up, from normal.

‘Im 32″ waist and 38″ chest and the medium is a super fit over a short sleeve jersey’ Mark.

“39.5 chest and 34 waist and large is on the button for me”  Myles

“I am female size 8 and the XS is a great fit and FULLY waterproof” Claire V

small medium Large X-Large 2X-Large
Chest 36 – 37in
(89 – 94cm)
37 – 38in
(93 – 97.5cm)
38 – 40in
(97.7 – 103cm)
40 – 42in
(103 – 109cm)
42 – 44in
(109 – 113cm)


Full sleeve length from centre neck  XS 84, S 86, M 88, L 90,  XL92,  XXL 94cm

Reviews (17)

17 reviews for Tempest Pro jacket

  1. HM (verified owner)

    I don’t usually write reviews, but this jacket has been excellent. It packs up small enough to go into a jersey pocket so can be used in all seasons. Waterproofing is excellent and seems equal to more expensive products (although yet to test it in a downpour) – water beads up and rolls off easily. Galibier customer service were very helpful with prompt replies to a query on sizing, and delivery was fast. Highly recommended – excellent value.

  2. Tom McEnery (verified owner)

    Fantastic service, quick shipping. Very impressed with quality of this jacket for probably half the price at least of other brands. Sizing is bang on (I’m 5 11 with 39 chest, medium was perfect with space for jersey and gilet)

  3. Russ walker

    Just used one of these to get me around the NC500 in atrocious conditions. Performed perfectly. My friend was using a castelli jacket costing twice as much, he got soaked and the zip kept failing.
    I would highly recommend this jacket

  4. gerry.walls (verified owner)

    The first time I used the jacket it looked like rain was on the way. It was a hot humid day and for the next half hour I did mostly hilly terrain but no rain fell. I was fairly hot and sweaty but there was no condensation inside the jacket which was a good sign that it was breathable.
    I finally got the chance to test its waterproofness when a couple of weeks later I got caught in two 10 minute heavy showers. Rain beaded off and I stayed dry but after the rain stopped I noticed a slight dampness in my arms.
    When I got home 40 minutes later I examined the jacket and found some areas with damp patches, particularly on the sleeves, and discovered that these patches had penetrated into the inside. The damp areas were not very wet,just slightly damp, but left me wondering what if the rain had been heavier or if I had been out longer?
    Fit wise, I’m 6 foot tall and medium build, and the XL just about fits. It’s a close fitting garment so there’s no flapping when at speed. There’s a tendency for the jacket to ride up at the rear. There should really be a gripper at the hem to stop this or the rear should be slightly longer.
    Overall, it has good breathability but not 100% waterproof, more like 80%. Packs away nicely into its inbuilt sack.

  5. RC (verified owner)

    I bought this jacket for a 5 day/850 km bikepacking trip around Scotland and it did not disappoint. The weather was truly grim at times and the Tempest was waterproof, breathable and warm throughout. It worked well as my only outerlayer for wild camping and kept me warm rolling out at sunrise. At 6’1 and 75 kg the large was a perfect fit even with pockets stuffed with food for 200 km days. Having performed so well on this trip, I would trust this jacket to the end of the Earth.

  6. stephentopping2 (verified owner)

    I have been very impressed with the jacket, great cut and fit and the rain seems to roll off the material. Sizing is accurate; I’m 38-40 inch chest, medium would have been spot on for going over short sleeve summer jersey, went a size up for comfort and ease in getting the jacket on over two layers for winter rides.

  7. G Moore (verified owner)

    My Tempest Pro arrived this week, together with a surprise free gift and a nice hand written note! Haven’t actually used the jacket yet but seems decent and all the reviews I’ve read are overwhelmingly positive. Just a note on sizing – I’m about 6’1″ tall, 32″ waist and 38″ chest and went for a medium and its a good fit on top of light/summer gear but does fit over a long sleeve warmer jersey so I reckon it’ll be good for all seasons, except possibly when it gets really cold.

  8. tim bishop (verified owner)

    Just bought this jacket. It arrived to day. It is beautifully made and packaged, and fits perfectly. By far the best rain cape I have found for the money, love it. Cant wait to try it in the rain? Not only that I got nice little hand written note on the paperwork and an unexpected gift. I wish I had found this company years ago.

  9. Matthew Killops (verified owner)

    When the weather turns bad, like 70% of the year, you have 2 options.
    1. Stay at home and possibly miss the greatest day ever in the saddle.
    2. Put this jacket on/take it with you and venture to and meet destiny.
    Your call.

  10. Bill Krypel

    I got this rain jacket as a birthday gift, but first thing first. The company and its representatives are amazing, as is its customer service. If every company in the world behaved like Gilibier, what a wonderful world it would be. I am 6.3, 185 lbs, with a 44″ chest and a 35″ waist. I am tall and thin and the xxl fits perfectly. It is a comfortable race fit. Once on, I did not notice it over a forty mile ride. The sleeves are plenty long too and for someone tall, that is not always easy to find. I have not yet needed it during a rainstorm, but I used it yesterday as a windbreaker and it worked great. It was breathable, but still kept me warm and protected from a chilling Springtime wind (was about 58 degrees that day with a 15-20 mph wind). Based on my research, I am expecting it to be great in the rain too. Finally, it is also very stylish and looks great on, and when I feel good, I ride that much better. Thanks Galibier for improving my riding acumen.

  11. John K (verified owner)

    I don’t normally write reviews, but the speedy service and the quality of this jacket has prompted me to do so on this occasion. I bought the Tempest jacket because it got some very good reviews in cycling magazines, even when compared to much more expensive offerings from bigger brands. I have been very impressed so far. The jacket has already experienced some good Scottish downpours and the waterproofing and breathability are excellent. In terms of sizing, I’m 6’2″, 42″ chest, and 83kg. The sizing chart states that XL is the best fit for me, although also says that I should go up a size for a more relaxed fit. I therefore bought the XXL and I consider the fit perfect. It’s not tight, but certainly not loose. There is enough room for suitable layering beneath for cold days. Keep up the good work, Galibier!

  12. Hans Jacobs (verified owner)

    Well made jacket and great fit but unfortunately not waterproof. After 45 mins of cycling in today’s drizzle i got totally wet on the chest, belly and arms.

  13. Sean Featherstone

    I was lucky enough to get an early version of this to test. I basically battered it in all sorts of weather on and off road. 3/4 hours in the pissing rain aren’t a problem for the tempest. This is a problem for me, now I need another excuse in foul weather not to ride. The tempest should do a mud guard, then we wouldn’t get wet at all. Outstanding piece of kit, and for £60. Ridiculous.

  14. Duncan McNutt

    Wore my Tempest Pro jacket for the first time during my latest 100 mile ride. The forecast was rain all day, so I packed the jacket into one of my rear pockets. 90 minutes in and I had to put The Tempest Pro on. For the next 2 and a half hours I rode in heavy rain, up Dovers HIll, Saintbury hill and Snowshill yet once the rain stopped I was nice and dry. The inside of the jacket was dry too which I have never had before. Everything else I have always sweated up in.
    I just wish it had a pocket on the rear for food rations
    Thank you Galibier.

  15. Mike Halpin (verified owner)

    Brilliant piece of kit and should be in every riders back pocket.

  16. Jeff Studen (verified owner)

    I have owned this jacket for most of the summer and it has saved me from my Scottish weather forecasters. Very light, and sits neatly in my frame bag. Keeps the worst rain out for an hour and keeps you warm for the rest. I crashed and ripped my Castelli Rain jacket and this was the replacement at half the cost, with the same function and I think a bit more breathable.

  17. Keith L (verified owner)

    Not one to write reviews, but this wee jacket saved me yesterday and today. Rolls up small in an interior bag so you don’t notice it in the pocket. Sublime finish, better than anything I own. Got caught in a surprise 30 min heavy shower and a less surprising 1 hour rain storm today. The jacket breathed well and no rain got through. Highly recommend.

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