2011 Model No Longer Available
Capo Riserva Thermal Jacket - 2011 BCS
At some point in the late autumn or early winter you're going to have to start bringing out the real winter-time riding kit. It's a time that many cyclists dread because of the bulk and constriction associated with the season and the necessary garb. The Capo Riserva Thermal Jacket is different in that it will keep you quite warm with a minimum of bulk.
The first line of defense against the elements of winter is the WindTex Flight Plus fabric on the front panels of the jacket. It has just the right mix between weight and suppleness. As light as it feels, you'll be astounded by how well it keeps the wind from penetrating to your undershirt. Make no mistake: this is a heavy-duty wind stopping fabric, but you won't have to worry about a build-up of sweat since the interior of the fabric is lined with Super Roubaix fabric that manages to be warm and stretchy yet still control any development of excess moisture -- all at the same time. The fabric works overtime to keep you well ventilated to prevent your own sweat from cooling you down. The Super Roubaix fabric wicks the moisture from your skin to facilitate the required breathability.
The sides of the jacket are made with the Capo Winter Micro Quattro fabric, which has a dual-layer brushed polyester that gives it just the right amount of heft to keep the cool weather elements from penetrating to your core. It also allows for the freedom of movement that we have all come to expect from Capo items. The Micro Quattro fabric offers the perfect balance between warmth and ventilation.
With its sleek race cut, you can pair this with your Riserva knickers during cold spring races or pull it on when your 'cross championships roll around. The design matches the rest of your Riserva lineup, but is also clean enough to suit just about anyone's taste and kit design. Three patch pockets in the back will help you carry any supplies you need, from wallets and mobile phones to keys and snacks. The full length zipper makes it simple to ventilate.
The Capo Riserva Thermal Jacket comes in Black with Blue accents and is available in sizes Small through XX-Large.
- WindTex Malta and Super Roubaix fabrics provide insulation and wind resistance
- Micro Quattro side panels provide stretch and temperature regulation
- Three rear pockets offer tons of storage space
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November 6, 2012
Yep, tested in Canada at -5 C, kept me warm with just a t-shirt underneath on the ride into work...almost had to unzip it part way so I could cool down. Like others have said, it definitely fits snug. I'm 5'9, 165lbs...the Large was pretty much perfect; maybe a touch long on the sleeves, but they don't bother me, and I wouldn't want it any tighter in the shoulders. Def a quality jacket.