Not everyone wants, or even needs, a full-sleeved jacket for winter riding. We know a few people who insist a vest is all they need. In rain, wind, or sub-30 degree weather, you'll find them in lightweight gloves and a waterproof vest, looking at us like we're about to embark on an Antarctic expedition with Ernest Shackleton. 2XU made the Sub Zero Cycle Vest with these light layering cyclists in mind, incorporating fully waterproof and breathable material to keep your core warm and dry when the weather takes a turn for the worse.
'Engineering' is a word that gets tossed around a lot with cycling apparel, but if you are familiar with 2XU you know the compression technology that has brought them to the forefront of sports apparel is the best in the business. If you're unfamiliar, then you need to know that 2XU is worn by top athletes around globe, from cyclists to marathon runners. And along these lines of unyielding perfection, the Sub Zero Vest carries the torch as the flagship cycling vest. To start, the vest's been constructed of what 2XU calls its 10:10 XStretch membrane. Beyond lightweight, this fabric is extremely breathable and water-resistant. This balanced ratio of keeping water out while letting vapor escape is essential for high aerobic activity. So, as your core temperature rises, the 10:10 membrane will keep you dry and comfortable.
The science of the 10:10 doesn't stop there. 2XU made sure that the membrane is extremely light and flexible, as well. The fabric features an immense amount of stretch that perfectly complements the engineered cut of the vest. Also, 2XU designed the Sub Zero to fit solely in the cycling position. This way, abrasion, bunching, and unnecessary heat loss can all be eliminated. And to further prevent heat loss, the Sub Zero's collar features a tall, collar-within-a-collar type design. 2XU call this its Wind Break collar, but we know it simply as effective.
For storage, the Sub Zero received three rear pockets that have been angled for simple access from the saddle. Also, 2XU gave it a zippered security pocket on the left breast. Just across the zipper, you'll find the Sub Zero's eye wear dock for stowing your sunnies on relentless climbs.
The 2XU Sub Zero Vest is available in five sizes from Small to XX-Large and in the colors Black/black and Bright Blue/charcoal.