The Contest 2.0 Active Shell Jacket does a good job at being a light weight piece that performs in a variety of conditions. The slim fit still allows some room to layer for colder temps or just use by itself over a jersey for warmer days. Perhaps the best feature of the jacket is the price. It is rare to find a well-designed jacket using these quality materials in this price range.
Built from anatomical patterns, the Contest 2.0 Windstopper Active Shell jacket is designed to excel when used on the bike. Long back, pre-shaped elbows and tall collar work well together to perform to task. Windstopper Active Shell is wind and water resistant but also soft and subtle. It doesn't have the rigid feel that many other weather proof fabrics have. A high collar helps keep your neck comfortable and warm.
The jacket has one large zippered rear storage pocket.. Locking zipper with larger tabs make it easy to regulate body temp and handle when you have gloves on your mitts.