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.
Facing into the weather, the front, shoulders and upper arms of the men's Sportful Fiandre Light NoRain Jacket are all windproof. This keeps body heat inside and prevents cold winds from robbing that precious heat, and miles, from you. An improved collar provides a better fit, while the raw cut wrists provide a smooth and sleek fit, preventing wind from creeping inside. A full-length YKK Vislon zipper lets you control ventilation levels, depending on the intensity of your ride and the terrain you're tackling.
To the back of the jacket, NoRain Light fabric lets sweat out but prevents rain showers from getting in. It's high-stretch properties also gives a superb fit. Talking of stretch, the unidirectional stretch on the back additionally provides excellent support for the three rear pockets. Load them up for a day on the bike and they'll not sag. The length of the back has been extended compared to previous generations so you'll now enjoy more wheel spray protection too.
If you are a fit, aggressive cyclist who requires performance and comfort from a cycling jacket that blocks wind and water, Sportful has designed the Fiandre Light No-Rain 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.