The problem with average cycling jackets is the bulkiness that comes from poor fit and the use of low-tech fabrics. The Velocio ES Jacket is anything but average. Blending a tailored cut with advanced fabrics, the ES Jacket extends the riding season well into winter.
The foundation of a low-bulk jacket is its materials. Velocio uses a blend of new, high-tech fabrics, including the latest from Polartec, to optimize warmth and breathability. Polartec’s Power Shield Pro is a wind-proof, highly moisture resistant soft-shell fabric that provides excellent protection from the weather. Velocio uses Power Shield Pro on the front panels, sleeves, and lower back, all of which are the most vulnerable to wind and water. The remaining surfaces use a soft, breathable Super Roubaix fabric to maintain temperature regulation during even the hardest efforts. With its fabrics dialed, Velocio went on to optimize the cut, or fit, of the ES Jacket. Because this is designed for performance riding, the jacket fits snug, but with enough room for some layering – Velocio uses the term “tailored.”. Between the fabrics and fit, the ES Jacket is very versatile. With a light base layer, it doubles as a long-sleeve jersey for cool fall days, and with a heavier base layer or long sleeve jersey, the ES Jacket provides warmth down to freezing or below. Velocio checks-off on the details, too. The ES Jacket features silicone grippers, a raised collar, YKK zippers, and reflective logos and trim.
The Velocio ES Jacket is available in two colors, Charcoal and Red, and comes in XS through 2XL. Velocio offers the ES Jacket in a Women’s Specific version, as well.