De Marchi developed its new Windproof Front Vest to be a streamlined, packable layer for those unpredictable, late season riding conditions. The vest was made using a strategic blend of De Marchi's element-blocking materials, meaning that your core will remain shielded regardless of how nasty it gets out there.
For the construction, De Marchi used its proprietary ThermaShield 3L fabric for the front panel. This material provides a triple layer of protection against the elements. The exterior of the fabric is water-resistant, which is further reinforced by a windproof membrane. At the interior, ThermaShield features a medium loft that provides a fleecy warmth. Just as importantly, though, this textured liner works to efficiently pull moisture away from the layers underneath. And as a result, your torso remains dry and warm from the inside out.
Aside from the front panel, the vest was made using panels of Super Roubaix fabric. This is a supple, four-way stretch knit material with a lofted fleece backing. De Marchi developed this fabric to be light and flexible, and also to ensure that your body remains insulated and protected from the elements. The Super Roubaix fabric is a nylon and Lycra blend, which, in addition to providing a lightly compressive hold on your torso, also works to wick moisture away from layers under the vest.
As with all De Marchi apparel, the vest was made to ensure maximum freedom of movement while riding. Its anatomical fit was made possible using pre-shaped fabric panels that closely follow the body while in motion. When sewn together, these panels form somewhat of a three dimensional shape on their own, mimicking the body before even reaching your torso. The result is a vest that eliminates all unnecessary material, leading to the best fit possible.
De Marchi also spent considerable time focusing on the vest's finishing details as it did refining the fabrics and fit. You'll notice the vest features a tall collar and subtle drop-tail hem, both of which work to provide added coverage from the elements. A full-length zipper rounds out the front, and three traditional pockets line the rear. There's also a fourth zippered pocket for stashing your phone, keys, and any other small valuables.
The De Marchi Windproof Front Vest - Men's is available in five sizes from Small to XX-Large and in the colors Black, Nautical/navy, and Steel.