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Get it right.
Getting cold-weather protection right is tricky but imperative for a successful base mile campaign. The Giordana Men's Fusion Lightweight WindFront Jersey helps simplify the process by providing versatile, weather-resistant protection that handles most rideable conditions on its own and allows you to layer-up when the conditions warrant additional insulation.
It owes its foul-weather pedigree to a blend of two fabrics. The first is a WindFront membrane that, as the name suggests, constitutes the front and sleeves of the jersey. WindFront is windproof and breathable, which ensures that the biting chill of winter doesn't pass through to your core but internal water vapor does pass through to the outside air. The second material is Roubaix, a classic thermal fleece that Giordana uses across the back of the jersey. Both materials have a low-loft, brushed lining and are treated with DWR to shed rain and road spray alike.
This strategic combination of fabrics adopts the same protective leading edge of the Fusion Winter Jacket to less severe conditions because of the rear Roubaix panels. Unlike the WindFront membrane, Roubaix isn't windproof, so it breathes better and doesn't insulate as much. That strikes the right balance for conditions in late fall, early spring, and on bright winter afternoons. If you're inclined to stay off the bike when temperatures drop below freezing, then the Fusion Lightweight is a better option than the full Fusion Winter Jacket.
As with the entire Fusion line, the Lightweight WindFront Jersey is cut slightly looser than the AV equivalent. In summer race gear, this may be a negative; however, in cold-weather gear, it just allows more options for layering and a slight increase in insulated space between your skin and the frigid air. The jersey is finished with an extended collar and three deep, open pockets. The outside pockets are both slanted for easier access while your sense of touch is impeded by gloves, and an additional zippered pocket adds a secure storage option.
- A cycling jersey for inclement conditions in cold weather
- WindFront membrane is windproof and breathable
- Rear thermal paneling is more breathable and stretchy
- All-over DWR treatment encourages water to bead and roll off
- 3 open pockets and an additional zippered pocket
- Reflective details help keep you visible in low-light conditions