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When you get comfortable training in a jersey you love, ceremoniously tucking it back into its drawer when the seasons change and having to say goodbye for the next few months can be a sad affair. Not only do you have sentimental attachments to it, but you've often grown accustomed to its ideal temperature range. De Marchi eliminates the challenging transitions of the shoulder seasons with its Women's 4-Season Jersey, which features a blend of merino wool and nylon to craft an elegant, versatile piece that can transition through all four seasons, depending on how you wear it.
According to De Marchi, the 4-Season's ideal temperature range is between 46 and 77 degrees Fahrenheit, with the lower end of that range assuming you'll be wearing arm warmers and a baselayer. Cyclists in certain northern climates will probably be able to find this piece's limitations, but for more moderate winters and spring mornings, we think it lives up to its ambitious name.
Merino wool fibers improve the jersey's ability to regulate temperature by insulating in colder months and cooling in warmer ones, and nylon fibers contribute to a contoured fit while improving the jersey's ability to wick moisture in any temperature. As this is De Marchi, the jersey employs a strikingly subtle design that we can't help but note — classic and elegant with a single chevron stripe and accented collar with chin protection. Other features like a full-length zipper and reflective accenting along the back of the jersey contribute to its four-season practicality, while three rear pockets and a fourth, zippered pocket provide ample space for ride essentials, whatever the weather.