Contender Giordana Fusion Windfront Long Sleeve Jacket
To keep the chilly breeze at bay, the front of the Giordana Fusion Lightweight WindFront Jacket uses a triple layer of material. The outer shell of the jacket is a polyester/spandex fabric that uses a DWR treatment. This treatment adds extra water resistance to the garment, providing extra surface tension so water just beads and rolls off the fabric instead of being absorbed. The second layer is a windproof and water resistant layer that makes the jacket impervious to the elements outside. For a final layer, the jacket uses a light fleece interior providing insulation for warmth and a soft feel against the skin.
Unlike the front of the jacket, the back is made from Roubaix, making it more breathable and pleasant to wear in warmer temperatures than if the entire jacket was consisted of windproof material. It still offers some protection from wind and moisture, but is lighter to allow your body to breathe and remain comfortable in a slightly warmer temperatures. The overall fit of the jacket is more tailored and relaxed, easily following the contours of the body thanks to its high elasticity. It features a tall, ergonomic to protect your neck and uses soft, elastic cuffs to seal off your arms from the elements without chafing. There are three rear cargo pockets and a fourth zippered pocket to hold all of your valuables as you ride. As a final touch, the jacket features reflective accents to make sure you are visible when riding in low-light situations.