You're not only giving new jobs to unemployed plastic bottles, you're also making huge savings on water and energy produced.
Lovely soft to the touch jacket - loving the inside pockets and sleeve pockets too very snazzy ;) and practical with functional hood and fully waterproof! Looking forward to what might come next...
Very happy with my fabolously green jacket, especially the hood which fits really well over a biking/climbing helmet and doesn't restrict my head movements. Quality feels really good! My only minor gripe is that the arms are a little bit short (size S and 179 cm)
I'm super happy to have backed the kickstarter for the Urban jacket and really pleased with the product, I wear it everyday!
This is a really well thought out jacket. It's got all sorts of little thoughtful touches, like all the hidden zip pockets, pocket sizes that you can actually fit a women's wallet in, a length that actually covers your butt, the high viz cuffs, armpit ventilation, and my favourite, the stretchiness. I think there are enough reasons to buy it even if you don't care that it's made of recycled plastic bottles. The only thing I'd put on my wishlist for future versions would be a zipper that slides slightly more easily, so you can do it up with one hand while you're cycling.
An amazing quality product, amazing textures and plenty of small details that make the difference from the other brands. There is so many hidden features like the sleeves pockets, under arms zip... Thanks a lot I don't regret it at all
Received this jacket a few weeks ago, just before the colder months and was able to use it a few times (the weather QUICKLY changed to arctic weather here in eastern canada!)
Very very good jacket - keeps you warm (unless in sub-zero temps, but it isn't designed for that!), keeps you dry, saves you from the wind, and it is very light. I love the colours too! My girlfriend got the green one and I got the blue one, which have the perfect colour tones!
I definitely recommend this jacket
I was looking for a new waterproof jacket and within a few days a targeted Instagram ad hit my feed. I was immediately intrigued!
I know that this jacket has been branded towards cyclists (for good reasons, the reflecting parts and all), but I don't cycle very often and still love wearing it! It's comfy and protects me perfectly when raining, and rain in the UK is just a normal day (when September starts) so it helps me to stay warm and dry every day. I love the vibrant pattern design, it matches well my clothes and style, and I fell comfortable to wear it when hanging out. Not your usual jacket!
I was excited about the jacket before it arrived, but once it did, I was impressed with how well done it is. The cut is very nice (not too tight in the neck like so many jackets I've purchased), the reflector flaps are delightful, the zipper is fun to play with—I could go on and on. The inner pocket is such a nice touch and perfect for carrying my phone while I ride my bike. I'm buying another jacket so that I won't so conspicuously be wearing the same one every day.
Been living with the Urban Jacket in Salamander M for around a month now. Start off by saying I really love this jacket. I'm 6ft2 slim build and the Medium is long enough for when I cycle and still fitted to be comfy. It's super highly visible which makes me feel safe when cycling through the city on my commutes. I've used it for a variety of things; taken it up Snowdon in 4degC, worn it to client meetings, general hikes, walks and bike rides. It performs well at all of these things but there are a few things that draw it back. When cycling it can get a bit sweaty in the jacket - I'm a relatively athletic guy but if I commute in above 9degC in the jacket even with the pit vents open I tend to get a little sweaty (commute its less than 20 mins - no rucksack). The cuffs also I found a little tight even though they are elasticated with the 2 different tightness options - really clever how they did this with a reversible strap, however, I would personally like a little wider opening to start with. Hidden pockets on the inside are a really great feature, and usefully the perfect sizes to fit all the things I tend to carry when commuting - ID, phone, AirPods. The tightening cords have just about the right length in them to tailor the hood and the base of the jacket to get more customisation in fit when in some more extreme weather circumstances too. The slight stretch in the material also gives it a comfortable feel when being slightly more active in the jacket.
Overall this jacket is great - there are a few things that are drawbacks to this jacket but the positive heavily outweighs the negative, especially at the price point. It is incredible value for money. In terms of performance I would put in a similar bracket to the Patagonia Could Ridge or Quandry, but at a much more accessible price point. Quality jacket for a great price.
Its a very useful jacket, I use it every day for my daily bike rides, even for the office. My colleagues like it too!
the multitudes of pockets are very practical, especially for the transport card! I recommend 100%
So. As I had to move to Paris, I thought "Well, it might be an great idea to ride a bike instead of sweating with strangers in the metro". Then I thought "but hum, it's gonna rain a lot. Jo, you don't have any rain clothes. Oh Jo, you're gonna regret it, you'll pick the NAVIGO pass for surOH WAIT WHAT IS THIS BRAND NEW JACKET LABOMONO IS LAUNCHING ?"
And now, what do I think about it ? I'm wearing it everyday since I've received it and I'm in love with it.
The pros : The windbreaker is efficient, as well as the waterproof effect. For the first time in my life, I can cycle under the rain without sweating like a pig. Thank you so much for that. My new co-workers are thankful to you too. The hood is easily and smartly adjustable. Even if you're tall, the jacket nicely covers your butt in any circumstances. Pockets are super big and handy. As I'm using it so frequently, I didn't have the time to try the packable aspect of it, but I'm sure it works well ! Finally, I love green. And the reflective mode is cute. Cute because it will never be enough to survive in the jungle that is Paris. Or maybe you saved my life during this whole time. We'll never know.
The tiny cons if you're asking me : It might be because I should have picked a size bigger, but the first time I tried to put my hands in the pockets, it felt a bit weird. I'm not used to have pockets so far from each other, but now it's completely okay. Especially if it gives the packable option to the jacket. My second true recommendation would be about the hood and the velcro that closes it. I would have reversed the smooth and the scratchy side, because when the hood mood is on, the scratchy side is exposed and can get easily caught in random stuff. Maybe you thought about it and it's better this way, I don't know!
That's all for me, thanks again ! It would have been a pleasure to send you a photo of me testing the jacket under the shower, but you know Paris, my appartement is too small for me and a photographer.
I've been using my Labo mono for two weeks now and I discover a new reason to love it every day. It's really impressive how much thought has gone into these jackets. Super comfortable and super functional. Very happy customer :)!
i am happy about my new jacket and i love the color! It´s very functional, all the pockets are useful and at a good spot. Even though it was claimed as a city jacket I somehow hoped the water resilience would be even better. It´s enough for short ways in a strong rain but if the jacket doesn't have time to dry and i have to change my position quite often throughout a rainy day it get´s a little wet for example on the shoulders. Also the zippers are sometimes not completely fluent to use.
I adore the design, the enormous pockets, and the hood that works. It is a bit narrow on my hips, but I can always have some more space by unzipping from below. I have yet to put it through its paces in torrential rain, but it's been fantastic so far.
Love the design and all the little details which are perfect for cycling. Can't wait to see the next pattern collections ;)
The attention to details even the smallest is insane and I'm a glad backer of this project. Though, due to the tight collar, I find it difficult to wear it over a hoodie and the lining of the sleeves is a little loose for my liking.
Overall a great jacket for those chilly spring mornings or gloomy fall afternoons.
I love the colors and I’m getting a lot of positive feedbacks!
... with this jacket. But only to have a sustainable product is to achieve 50% when we talk about clothes! This jacket for me is a game changer because of the connection between functionality, colours/prints, sustainability and fun! Every zip is on the right place, the quality is outstanding. By the way, the outer and inner pockets are right in size and function (wallet/phone)... so all in all I think, if they create a longer jacket with an inner (warming) sleeve, I would buy the next Labo Mono thing for winter time😎
Love the pattern. The design is awesome. Love all the pockets - big deep outer pockets, inner pocket with zip, secret sleeve pockets. It has adjustable wrists and hip size. Great big hood with peak. Waterproof. Striking design. Great customer service. Love!
I'm glad I have found Ali and his jackets. Lightweight and comfortable, functional, modern and rich in details. The perfect piece for outdoor activities. Well done!
Definitely glad to have supported this project. Couldn't be happier with such a cool and comfortable jacket. Can't wait to see what's new in the future.
I am so glad I participated in this crowdfunding. The jacket fits all my needs when cycling and feels and looks superb. I am getting all the compliments while being kept dry and warm, but not sweaty! It is very difficult to find something like this in an urban cycling jacket. Every little detail has been designed with a lot of thought: the inside pockets, the hoodie, the elasticated bottom and the reflective bands at the wrists.
I am very happy to give it 5 stars and will recommend them to everyone.
Cool pattern, convenient hood for cycling, waterproof, design, overall well-thought-out design, environmentally-friendly production process
Finally a jacket that is properly functional without being boring. There are so many pockets of useful size and shape, the hood folds away, there are optional reflective strips for night mode, it's waterproof, breathable and there's a double ended zip. PLUS it looks beautiful (I'd buy it just for the multi-coloured print because I like bright shiny things). It feels soft and premium and it uses ex-bottles. PERF.
I have been wearing the jacket every day I cycle since I got it :) It's perfectly breathable, I love the reflective wrist straps and the bottom zipper to have more leg room. Definitely 5 well deserved stars!
This jacket is amazing, I love the pockets in the sleeves to hold your transport or bank cardsand the hood is really well thought. I got to use it first time last week under heavy rain and I was happy it kept me dry and warm.
It is indeed warmer than I knew which makes me even more glad I participated to the crowdfunding.
I can't wait to see the next designs and the future of Labo Mono.
Absolutely love the look & feel of these jackets - would never guess they're made from recycled plastic bottles! All the intricate little details really make you appreciate how Ali the wizard has put the jacket together for not only stylishness and rain/wind protection, but functionality, too. Richard and I find ourselves fiddling with all the hidden pockets for no reason all the time (especially the arm pit ones, so fun).
All in all, the Urban Jacket seems the superior choice for bikers, commuters and regular folk like myself - you won't find anything like it on the market!
Great rain jacket, really happy with how it fits (doesn't puff out anywhere) and lots of neat features! The zippers are a little stiff but I'm thinking they'll loosen up with repeated use.
I would totally recommend buying LaboMono's urban jacket ! When you get it on your shoulders, you can feel all the work and thinking that has been achieved in order to ensure : the quality of the material, the modern shape, and the small details that make the cyclists' lives easier (pockets, zippers, hood).
Really good job guys !
I bought the green Urban Jacket from Kickstarter and I live it! Although I have not used it in the intended purpose (biking and so on...) I keep gering compliments at work for my cool Jacket! :) it is indeed a bitte tight around the hip, but I mostly wear it open.
The jacket is a bit tight around my hips, since it's unisex. I used the elastic there to make a different look. This was it's no so tight but not so long anymore.
One I had problems with my zipper. Maybe it has been my bad luck. There is a tiny bump in the zipper, but since this one incident where I felt like a litte kid bor 5 minutes the zippers are fine.
The material feels quite good, while wearing and I'm fond of the reflections. I wonder thought if there could be a extra reflection at my back. I'm very conscious about safty... J
Love the vibrancy of the colours and how each jacket (I bought 3(: ) is so outstanding by itself! Comfortable to wear too.
I’ve been excited about getting my jacket and was not disappointed, it fits well, looks fab and is great quality. Love that the design is hi viz without being hi viz, and the reflective details are fab- I commute by bike every day so this will be getting worn a lot. The number and placement of pockets is really well thought out too..I’ll be recommending to my colleagues (had compliments from a few already)most of whom cycle too. Really happy so far, although not had heavy rain to test, but definitely enjoying the wind proof ness here in Edinburgh.
The title says it all really, doesn't it. Super comfortable, cool design, with deep pockets. Also made from recycled bottles which I love. Reflective strips on the sleeves is a nice extra touch.
Thanks to this jacket, I can look cool even when I'm walking the dog in sideways rain and my mud stains up to my knees. Thankfully it also keeps my top half dry and warm, so it's not all vanity! plenty of pockets for hiding poo bags too!
This jacket has it all, looks great, fits great, has the eco credentials, feels super soft, and the colours are banging.
I really love the pattern and all of the features of the jacket, but it feels like a size too big. I ordered a medium but the sleeves, waist and shoulders are all larger than I expected. Is that a UK thing? I've never bought anything from a London studio before.
It looks a little off on me so I gave it to my girlfriend because even though she is smaller than me, it looks oversized and pretty cute on her. I'd recommend the jacket for sure, but just to order a size or two smaller than usual.
It changes rainy weather to happy weather. Well designed waterproof coat for every situation. A lot of pockets and the recycled-material is very smooth. The Ali's energy reflects on the product: funny, joyful, jokes, bold. I love everything and the packaging is really cool as well.