For a pro cyclist, windy, wet and cool weather conditions are no excuse to stay inside drinking cappucino. Sportful has long sponsored pro cycling teams, delivering highly functional garments that are designed and tested in the varying conditions and challenges of the Dolomites. The company has developed and updated the Fiandre Pro series jacket to fulfill every request from team riders. The same jacket is available to you, with no difference.The water resistance is high-level and the wind protection is outstanding. Polartec® NeoShell® softshell fabric gives you impressively high breathability, with an anatomic form fit designed to match the rider’s ergonomic position while on the bike. When you prepare for the worst, you need to expect the best and Sportful delivers.
This jacket features technology, fabric, construction and details that rival any top market cycling jacket offered today, even those that cost $100 more. At 258 grams (Medium) and rated down to 41°F, this lightweight, jacket features insulation and barrier technology that truly works, and has the fast breathability rate, making it ideal for high output training. The textile is essentially a membrane system that is softer, more flexible, and features more stretch than most such materials. It isn't bulky either, and strategically placed seams optimize fit and feel on the bike while adding protection and reducing exposure to elements the elements. As with most pro-level cycling products the fit may be odd when standing up and walking around, but conforms, supports, and feels natural in the cycling position. A high, soft, shaped collar effectively keeps you warm and dry, while the longer rear of the tail section gives you more spray coverage. The soft, extended stretchy
sleeve cuffs cover over the wrist, ideal to slide over gloves with a high stretch fitment like the Fiandre Light Glove.
To finish off this hallmark Fiandre Pro Jacket, Sportful's designers specified the waterproof YKK® Vislon® zipper, a pro-requested full 3-pocket structure with great volume and compression to hold your stored items in place, and reflective transfer logos for visibility when you need it. Sportful has long been known around the world for their clean stitching, smart design and construction, as well as some of the best purpose-built cycling clothing ever made. Often copied and used as inspiration by other other manufacturers, the Fiandre line sets a standard that is hard to match, let alone exceed, especially at the price points. If you are looking for a high performance cycling jacket for the shoulder seasons, stop here and pay close attention. The simple, clean aesthetic; the tech and the quality are all here for you.