Italy has a strong link with road cycling and for many years Northwave have been producing high quality, well fitting clothing with a good dose of European style.
Here we look at a full winter outfit, picked from their extensive range, which will suit the mixed and changeable conditions we endure here in the UK.
Northwave Extreme H20 Long Sleeve Light Jacket – £79.99
There is definitely a movement towards lighter, closer-fitting, weather resistant jackets designed to keep us comfortable in changeable conditions. This long sleeve Extreme H20 jacket is Northwave’s answer to this and aims to keep the rider warm in temperatures between five and fifteen degrees.
The three-layer main fabric gives wind and rain protection but with a four-way stretch shouldn’t compromise comfort. With ‘body mapping’ construction the seams are carefully placed and the paneling of the fabric is designed to give the jacket a close fit to specifically work well in the road bike riding position. The aero design and dropped tail is designed to give a ‘second skin’ fit with some of the protection you’d get from a hard-shell waterproof jacket.
Wind and waterproof fabric
Breathable mesh inserts on the sides and under the arms
Ergonomically shaped collar
Three rear pockets
Colours: Fluoro yellow or nlack