The air is cold and crisp, with scattered clouds and a chance of showers. The sun is rising, and there’s a beautiful dusting of fresh snow in the alpine. It’s perfect winter weather, and that means a chance to get on the bike and stay on the bike.
With colder air temperatures wind chill becomes a major issue at speed. Complete wind protection is necessary, while high breathability is needed to vent moisture to avoid cold from the damp. Keeping your core warm will let you stay out longer and enjoy the descents.
The Strategy is the jacket of choice during the colder months. Usually worn over a base or mid layer depending on conditions, it is constructed entirely of stretch WINDSTOPPER® Softshell, and fully taped to keep the elements out while moving moisture to the outside quickly and efficiently. At its heart is the WINDSTOPPER® membrane, an ultra-thin layer of PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) that has been expanded to create a micro porous structure. These pores are 900 times larger than water vapor molecules, allowing perspiration to pass through unhindered. A soft textured knit backer is laminated to the inside for wicking and comfort, while the outer textile is water-resistant and durable. Laminated fleece panels on the inside are strategically placed to keep your core warm. The Men’s version has these panels ending mid torso on the front, while the Women’s has extended coverage through the abdomen as well.
The Strategy has three rear pockets - two angled, zippered security pockets, and an open top-loader in the middle. A high collar secures against the weather, and an AquaGuard Vislon front zip provides weather protection and easy venting.
Windproof, water resistant, warm, and breathable – the Strategy makes the “off-season” a thing of the past.