Sportful Fiandre Light NoRain Vest
Sportful designs cycling garments like this Fiandre Light No-Rain Vest that are among the most fully functional and practical we have ever carried. While it is true that these pieces are directly inspired and informed by pro cyclists, and cut accordingly, there still many serious riders out there who can take advantage of what the Italian company has to offer. The Fiandre series feature No-Rain, No-Rain technology consists of a silicone-based nanotechnology treatment that bonds with the exterior finish of a chosen fabric that effectively repels rain and wind, but still allows the material to breathe without impacting stretch or function.The treatment adheres to every curve and shape of each fiber so that it protects even when stretched, and is effectively a permanent part of the fabric, not just a finish. The protection only breaks down when the fibers themselves breakdown.
This vest utilizes No-Rain Light on the back of the piece. This Lycra-based fabric features 4-way stretch, which is crucial to conforming, aerodynamic vest. Rain is easily repelled and runs right down the fabric, keeping you are dry as possible without bulky waterproof fabrics. No-Rain Light also breathes extremely well, so excess heat and perspiration is released from the inside out. The front of a functional wind vest has different requirements. Sportful has chosen WindShield 3L stretch windproof fabric for the full front. This three layer fabric features a center membrane that releases moisture, along with a soft inner finish and wind and water blocking fouter layer. The material offers just enough stretch and overall elasticity to ensure a great fit. This combination of fabrics offers substantial protection is very lightweight, easily packable vest.
Sportful is highly attentive to details, and the Fiandre Light No-Rain Vest is no exception. The high, tapered collar protects, while a soft honeycombed brush fabric keeps the neck dry, and warm while protecting from chafing. The full length YKK Vislon zipper has an external draft flap, and zipper protection at the top to keep it from interacting with your skin or catching in any facial hair. Soft, wide elastic outlines the arm openings to keep the material on the body without constricting. The cut and paneling is anatomic, for an aggressive riding position- low in front, long in back, with seams and panels that keep the fit to the body. A back pocket is accessed from a side zip and is ideal for stowing warmers, snacks, phone and ID. A reflective logo on the front, and reflective heat transfer strips at the lower back provide visibility.
If you are a fit, aggressive cyclist who requires performance and comfort from a cycling vest that blocks wind and water, Sportful has designed the Fiandre Light No-Rain Vest for you. Please keep in mind that Sportful is an Italian company that designs and creates clothing for professional cyclists. The fit is pro-style, with compression, aggressive taper; generally built for the riding positions and physiques of pro cyclists. Follow the sizing chart carefully and think conservatively in terms of cut, stretch, and finish, and if these guidelines work for you, select the size that matches up best with your physique and carry this super compact, lightweight protective vest on every ride where wind and water protection is not just likely, but possible. It is well worth having along on virtually every ride.
- Lightweight, compact, close-fitting vest with wind and water protection, aero cut
- NoRain Light fabric on back & forearms for water repellent breathability
- WindShield 3L stretch windproof fabric on front, shoulders and upper arms
- The three layer fabric uses membrane center layer to release perspiration
- Articulated, stretch construction that follows anatomic form in aggressive posture
- YKK® Vislon® main zipper with wind flap
- Zippered opening for access to pocket
- Reflective logo on front and rear reflective heat transfer strips
- Italian cut and style with pro cycling pedigree and functionality
- Colors: Black
- Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XL, XXL
- Weight: 141 grams (Medium)