- Keeps cold out well
- No moisture build-up inside
- Euro style may not appeal to everyone
Price as reviewed:
The Belgian kit supplier to Omega-Quick Step and Lotto-Belisol offers ‘unmarked’ clothing too. The Vince range is the pro-level gear and is made up of the technical jacket, short and long-sleeve jerseys, bibshorts and bibtights.
With its comfortable ergonomic design and well-judged use of technical fabrics, the jacket has been my go-to item this winter. The cut is perfect for a racy position on the bike, with sleeves long enough that they don’t leave wrists exposed, and a shorter front that doesn’t bunch up when riding in the drops.
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At the waist and cuffs there are wide, hemless webbing bands that help give the jacket its shape and keep draughts out without resorting to elastic grippers.
There’s a triple TriGuard construction made up of a polyester outer, mid WindTex filling and internal Dryarn soft-brushed sponge – all of which combine to keep the cold out impressively well, and there’s no clamminess when it warms up.
There are the traditional three pockets out back plus a zipped money/key compartment with reflective trim. The red-and-white graphics are a bit Euro for me, but that's down to personal preference. Contact: www.vermarcuk.com