Capo Padrone Thermal Jacket $279.95
Cover up and ride
There's no room for bulky jackets in road racing. However, that doesn't mean that you need to suffer through every lap of your next cold race. This is where the Capo Padrone Thermal Jacket comes in. With a cut and density more in tune with a long sleeve jersey, the Padrone provides a level of protection that shames most ski jackets.
Capo's Padrone jacket falls under what it calls its Gruppo Sportivo, or GS Series. Designed to 'push-the-envelope' of cycling apparel, the GS series receives Capo's most advanced materials and construction techniques. Basically, it checks all of the boxes on your wishlist -- compression, comfort, support, flexibility, and warmth. So, toeing this line, the Padrone was constructed from a blend of Capo's fabrics -- Shark, Super Roubaix Carbon, and Windtex. Starting with Shark, this material strikes the ideal balance between insulation and breathability. Operating as a membrane between the skin and the elements, the fabric regulates the internal temperature of the jacket by releasing excess heat between the material and the skin. But mainly, this system promotes warmth by keeping you dry. Don't believe us? Time for an experiment. Blow over the top of your hand. Now, wet your skin and blow again. Colder right? That's why Shark's composition favors a lightweight, softshell design over bulky, fleecy fabrics. Shark is not only wind-resistant, but Capo made sure that it was water-resistant, as well. Match that with a slim cut from hem to hem, and there's not a chance that rain or snow is getting in. And to be completely certain of this, Capo integrated the windproof Windtex fabric throughout the jacket.
In addition to prepping for the elements, the Padrone has been designed to be highly malleable in order to complement the cycling-specific flexibility of the GS series. Capo made the Padrone with a lengthened rear hem, a multiple panel construction, and pre-shaped sleeves. The idea was to complement the body in motion, and by doing so, reducing any possibility of abrasion along the way. Even further along these lines, Capo incorporated Super Roubaix Carbon lateral stretch panels. This microfiber has a four-way stretch construction with elements of carbon fiber within the composition. This gives the material a natural anti-microbial characteristic that will fight off odor creating bacteria. Altogether, it's plain to see that the Padrone looks more like a technical long sleeve jersey than a jacket that protects down to 35 degrees Fahrenheit. We suppose that's why its name translates to 'master.'
The Capo Padrone Thermal Jacket is available in five sizes from Small to XX-Large and in the colors Black and White. Please note that Capo suggests that the Padrone achieves the best results between 35-45 degrees Fahrenheit. Every Padrone is also made in Italy.
- 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
Not breathable enough, too bulky
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Purchased the jacket on sale for a great price. In the end, I should have returned it as soon as I got it. The jacket is quite thick and I end up sweating profusely even without anything worn under it in temps around 45F. The cut does not click on me (thin and long upper body).