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Whether this is the first year you've committed to logging winter base miles outside or you're used to riding through the cold, we have good news for you: winter kit seems to just keep getting better. Not only lighter than the billowing, ill-fitting jackets of old, this new crop of winter kit arrives cleanly tailored, made with hardworking fabrics that are capable of both blocking harsh conditions and remaining breathable. Unsurprisingly, Giordana's Men's AV 300 Winter Jacket exemplifies this trend, delivering sleek aesthetics and a highly efficient construction prepared to see you through the very worst of winter this year.
As the warmest jacket in Giodana's new line, the AV 300 complements low-intensity base mile rides the best. On the nastiest winter days, when you're building endurance rather than suffering through intervals, your core temperature doesn't rise nearly as much as it would on a punchier ride. Knowing this, Giodana wisely gave the AV 300 a three-layer eVent DVstretch construction, finished with a DWR treatment on the outside and a micro-fleece lining. While the face fabric shields against rain, sleet, and snow, the plush lining creates a lofted layer of warmth next to your baselayer, holding your own body heat next to your skin to keep you dry. This fleece lining is also highly breathable, designed to pull moisture away from your skin as you slowly warm up to prevent a damp chill from settling in.
In addition to this supple, adaptable fabric, Giordana also equips the AV 300 with a luxuriously soft micro-fleece collar to seal out harsh drafts, as well as brushed Super Roubaix cuffs and a drop hem to protect against wheel spray. You'll have trouble blending in on dimly lit winter roads when light strikes the Pixel reflective accents throughout the jacket's body; the luminescent material stands to prevent you from blending in with the grey winter landscape on lonely back roads.
- Push through winter's nastiest in this sleek, capable jacket
- Form-fitting cut leaves just enough room for a baselayer
- Breathable 3-layer fabric seals out wind, rain, and snow
- Micro-fleece lining retains heat next to core
- Plush collar and cuffs block out harsh wind
- Radiant Pixel accents reflect light to keep you visible
- Three rear cargo and one zippered rear pocket for ride fuel
- Q & A
Very Warm, Very Ventilated, Very Stylish
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
This is my first year riding in real winter conditions. I'm from FL. Not so cold there. That being said I am a cold weather baby! I bought this jacket because it is the warmest in Giordana's line.
The first day I went out; it was 40 degrees and I put on a base layer, jersey and this jacket. Too warm, I roasted like a baked potato. Sweating like crazy, good thing this jacket uses a lot of eVent fabric. The eVent fabric breathes more than Gore-Tex and is just as waterproof.
The next time I went out I knew what I was in for, 30 degrees and I used a short sleeve base layer and this jacket. Perfect! Warm on the climbs, but I unzipped a bit than zipped it up on the descents. On the ascent the temps dropped to 20 degrees and I was still comfy.
The fit is sporty and form fitting, but run longs in the rear to fend of road spray. The jacket may feel a bit odd in the standing position, but pops into place in the riding position. Great jacket. Please let me know if you have any questions.
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- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
So many things to like about this jacket. Like Scott says below in his review, this is a phenomenal jacket and the nicest cold weather piece I own. The quality is unmatched as you would expect from Giordana. It has a lot of small details to appreciate from the reflective paneling on the back, fleece collar, to the Giordana lettering on the inside. The details are more noticeable on the blue jacket with green trim. There is a nice small zip pocket on the left size big enough to fit my iPhone 7 no problem that keeps it from bouncing around on my ride.
What I was most impressed with this jacket is how breathable it is when doing intervals. It is like the chameleon of jackets when it comes to temperature change…if that makes any sense. What I mean to say is it has the qualities to keep you comfortable in all sorts of conditions and temperatures and adjusts as needed. The sweat and moisture you produce is wicked away and vented out of the jacket keeping you cool when charging up a canyon. The eVent technology in this jacket is amazing! With many traditional jackets, you end up soaking in your own sweat and get cold when the sun goes away. This is jacket keeps your temperature steady and skin dry so you have one less factor to worry about on your ride. It monitors your heat and sweat output and adjusts accordingly to keep you comfortable, it’s awesome.
When heading back down the canyon with a constant wind, it prevents you from being chilled from the sweat you worked up - totally windproof. It is DWR coated too so no worries if you hit some rain. 50 degrees F overcast with some showers in the radar? Wear this solo. 25 degrees F and need to hit the road for 4 hours? No problem, pair this with base layer or two and it will keep you warm. For as warm as it keeps you, I must say it is quite light and not bulky at all.
I am 5’10” 155lbs and the medium fits me perfectly. The material is pretty stretchy, I have room for up to two base layers underneath. It is a comfortable jacket that fits slim, but not extremely tight. From the racer putting in frequent and hard efforts in to the weekend warrior looking for base miles in cold temps, this is a great option. Do yourself a favor and invest in this, you will not be disappointed.
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Let the leaves fly and the snow fall
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Large
When Giordana set out to update their winter apparel, the set the bar quite high with the AV 300 winter jacket. Simply put, this is the greatest cycling acket I have ever worn!
Right out of the bag you can feel the quality and see the attention to detail that Giordana has put into this jacket, from the heavy duty zipper (wont stick in the cold), built in cuffs to keep the cold out, the tail to keep the spray off the lower region, and the soft fleece collar, each of these detailed pieces help keep the cold out the rider dry. It was also helpful that they angled the pockets in the back to comfortably reach in and retrieve what you need, without having to contort ones arm with most other jackets.
The jacket is quite warm, and I believe that most will find wearing a mid-weight base-layer is all that is required when wearing this jacket. For those that may find themselves riding in the single digits, it may require the addition of a long sleeve jersey on top of the base layer. I would only suggest that if youâre not doing any interval training, as this jacket does keep the body quite warm and doing interval training may lead to sweating and eventually chills. I chose the blue, as it stands out more than the solid black, and with the reflectivity of the back of the jacket, it helps to be seen. I still use a rear taillight for added safety.
Sizing- I went with a size large and I am 5â10â 185lbs. I had room in this jacket for a baselayer and long-sleeved jersey. I believe that I am right in the middle of the large and it will work great for most riders around 175-190lbs and height of 5â10â-6â1â. I had plenty of length on the arms, and when in the riding position the length of the front was ideal or maybe just a touch long.
I am happy to talk to you about this jacket, Giordana clothing or any other apparel needs.