Capo Pursuit Wind Jacket $99.95
Going out on your ride and gambling on the weather is all fun and games until those innocuous clouds start dropping that subtle pitter-patter. For those chilly winds and intermittent showers, save a corner of your jersey pocket for the Capo Pursuit Wind Jacket, and never be caught gambling without an ace in the hole.
The Pursuit Jacket is sewn from two materials, Compact RS and Wind ST. The front, back, and sleeves of the jacket are cut from Compact RS, an ultra-light and soft rip-stop polyester. It's an impressively compressible fabric, enabling you to wad the jacket up and fit it into the included stuff sack. Compact RS does a great job of stopping wind and can even keep you dry in damp conditions; it's not really meant to serve as a rain jacket in a downpour, but it can keep you warm and comfortable in lighter surprise precipitation. To make the jacket is breathable, the side panels are cut from Wind ST, a stretchy circular weave polyester that offers some permeability and a four-way stretch that enables the form-following fit.
The Pursuit Wind Jacket uses a full-length, lockable zipper, so when you turn the pull down, it stays put. Should you plan to keep the jacket on for the whole of your ride, the zippered pouch is great for carrying a cell phone or anything else you may want to stay dry. When the weather improves, you can pack it into its sack, stuff it in your jersey pocket, and still have room for a phone or energy bar.
The Pursuit Wind Jacket is available in Black or White and comes in five sizes from Small through XX-Large.
- How to Measure:
- For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
- Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
- Natural Waist:
- Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
- Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.
- Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.
What community has to say
A very underrated jacket
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I received this jacket as a gift and threw it in a draw not be thought of for months. That was a mistake on my behalf. By chance I took this jacket with me to a Gran Fondo in NYC because I remembered how cold it was at the start the previous year. Thankfully I had this jacket because it rained ... not just at the start... but during the whole event and this jacket helped keep me somewhat dry for a while. I am wearing it in my profile picture which was taken at the end of the fondo.
The fit is not as race fit as some other Capo products. Which is great if you are wearing layers. I found it did a great job at keeping the wind out. While it did not keep me dry the entire time I rode in the Gran Fondo, it did a much better job than I thought it would. The jacket packs down nice and small into a little zippered pocket that you can throw into a jersey pocket. I've washed this jacket several times and it always comes out of the washer looking like new.