Warm up to winter.
Giordana's Sosta Women's Winter Jacket dispels the utilitarian notion that fashionable details and winter functionality aren't necessarily mutually exclusive. In fact, we'd suggest that the nexus between form and function is exactly where we'd expect to find Italy on a map of the cycling industry, and the Sosta is there waiting. When you find it, you'll also find a cycling-specific fit with a more relaxed silhouette than Giordana's race kit, letting you layer comfortably in order to warm up to winter and adding a bit of accommodation during those early spring base miles for riding off the fruits of holiday excess.
The Sosta is built with a breathable, windproof membrane that's sandwiched between a DWR-treated face fabric and a merino wool liner. While the use of merino—cycling's classic "performance" material—is a nice touch that demonstrates the whole fashion/function relationship, the real stars here are the membrane and the DWR treatment. By blocking wind, the membrane prevents winter's chill from dispelling the warmth trapped by merino wool, and by repelling water, the DWR treatment helps ensure that not enough moderate precipitation or pernicious road spray can dampen your spirits.
The jacket is finished with a few details that, though they're primarily function-oriented, still manage to incorporate plenty of Italian cycling style. The rear pockets, for example, zip closed for added security and protection from the elements but they do so with slanted openings and contrasting colors. They're matched with a pair of hand pockets that also zip closed, and the full-length front zipper's overflap protects against drafts and moisture while creating a cleaner look. The subtle Giordana branding across the upper back also finds functional value by turning reflective in low-light conditions.
- A winter cycling jacket that blends style and function
- Windproof and DWR treated for foul- weather protection
- Breathable material keeps internal climate dry
- Merino wool lining provides classic insulation
- Relaxed fit accommodates winter layering
- A total of four zippered pockets for secure storage
- Reflective details help keep you visible under overcast skies
- Q & A
Perfect Jacket Search Finally Over
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
I was on the verge of buying a men's jacket, due to the underwhelming choices in the women's jacket department. I ordered several women's jackets, only to return them due to being too light for frigid temps, or just weirdly proportioned. I've been wearing the Pearl Izumi Elite Pursuit Softshell with an underlayer, but it really isn't thermal.
First of all, this jacket fits like a women's fit should. It has plenty of room in the chest and tapers in nicely at the waist for a flattering silhouette. The pink wool liner is very soft and stretchy. I've worn it in temps between 25-30F with a thermal base layer, and it truly keeps you warm. We were caught in a snow storm this past weekend, and the outer layer stayed water resistant. I love the look of the grey plaid. Two thumbs up!
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: medium
This might just be my new favorite winter jacket! I put this jacket through the wringer in wind and rain and it performed beautifully! The houndstooth pattern got constant coffee shop compliments which are always a nice confidence boost! The fit of this jacket is great, it seems to be a bit larger than other Giordana products which is nice for layering pieces. I wore a medium but think I could have sized down to a small for a racier fit. The zipper/magnet closure combo is great, I like how the magnet keeps the collar in place. Buy this, you will not regret it! If you need help choosing the perfect cycling jacket shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on my direct line at 801.204.4577!