Winter base miles. We almost don't like to talk about them, but riding is still riding. After all, the open road, no matter how cold, is still better than lounging around the house getting fat off of hot cocoa. So, when you're ready to tell Old Man Winter that you're not going to cave to low temps, slip on the Capo SC-12 Leggero S Jacket and hit the road.
Capo's SC-12 Leggero S jacket falls under what it calls its Super Corsa Series. Designed to don the bodies of the cycling elite, Super Corsa places an emphasis on compression, comfort, materials, and above all, warmth. So, towing this line, the SC-12 was constructed from a blend of Capo's fabrics -- Element-4 and Thermo Roubaix. Starting with Element-4, 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 jersey 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 the fabric's composition favors a lightweight, all-way stretch design over bulky, fleecy fabrics. Element-4 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 while staving off icy winds is integral in protection from the elements, a majority of the SC-12's insulation warmth is derived from the Thermo Roubaix fabric. This material features a high interior loft that assists in the moisture management duties of the jacket, while its hollow-core microfiber composition breathes heavily to maintain a consistent thermo-regulation.
In addition to prepping for the elements, the SC-12 has been designed to be highly malleable in order to compliment the cycling-specific flexibility of the jacket's cut. Capo made the SC-12 with a lengthened rear hem, a multiple panel construction, and pre-shaped sleeves. The idea was to compliment the body in motion, and by doing so, reducing any possibility of abrasion along the way. For on-the-fly ventilation, the SC-12 comes equipped with a full-length front zipper.
The Capo SC-12 Leggero S 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 SC-12 Leggero achieves the best results between 45 and 55 degrees Fahrenheit. If you need a jacket that offers a similar fit for a lower climate range, please check out the SC-12 Softshell Jacket.