Pros know you have to keep the core warm if you're to perform well. That's why you'll see them grab newspaper from fans at the summit, stuffing it between themselves and the front of their jerseys before plunging down the precipitous drop to the valley floor. The De Marchi Leggero Gilet is slightly more technical than the Times and you will most-likely want to hold onto it once the descent is over. Made of ultra-lightwight micro rip-stop polyester with a nanosphere finish for easy care, and enhanced softness, the gilet is very thin, lightweight, and packable. We were impressed with how well the vest deflects the wind, thus keeping us warm. When not needed, it tucks easily into a pocket. De Marchi uses an ergonomic contour cut with rear ventilated mesh inserts so the vest fits well in a bike-tuck position and prevents you from overheating. Small enough to pack, we can think of several rides when we wish we would have brought this little gem along.
- A wind vest that adds versatility to cycling wardrobes
- Polyester construction creates a wind barrier
- Contour cut keeps things from flapping