OVERVIEW: The Vertex is another one of our pieces that has been rigorously tested in Colorado's frigid winter temps and bears our proprietary WX-D, weather defense seal. Over the two years it took to perfect every detail, we continuously rode the Vertex in cold and wet conditions and temperatures ranging from -17° – 4°C. The Vertex is probably one of the lightest cold-weather jackets you'll own (just 383 grams in a size medium), but the efficiency of the wind-stopping fabric face and thermal, grid-fleece lining against your skin guarantees you will stay warm in extreme cold. The fabric combination is so good at blocking chill and retaining interior warmth that we added two zippered front vents to allow for temperature regulation during exertion. Gusseted cuffs have been designed to pair nicely with gloves, a waterproof zipper protects against road spray, critical seams are taped internally for more robust waterproofing, and all-over reflective external seam taping ensures extra visibility in low-light conditions.
FABRICS & CONSTRUCTION: Designed with the uniquely structured Plastotex three-layer, stretch knit fabric that incorporates a waterproof middle layer and brushed grid-fleece lining. This allows the jacket to remain extremely lightweight while also providing exceptional protection from cold temperatures and adverse road conditions. While not 100% waterproof, the Vertex does include taped shoulder and arm-hole seams, and a YKK waterproof zipper for defense against road spray and winter conditions. Gusseted cuffs firmly seal out cold and moisture creating a seamless connection with your gloves. The elevated rear collar gently presses against the shape of your neck, keeping the cold from rolling down your back as you press forward into the wind. Front vents with mesh backing, also with waterproof zippers, allow for temperature regulation. Continuing our passion for visibility on the road in low-light conditions, we have incorporated reflective taping and hits increase visibility in low-light conditions.
Brushed interior with moisture managing and heat retaining grid pattern
2 zippered front vents for temperature regulation
Waterproof zippered front and vents
Glove friendly zipper pull
2 large, glove friendly rear pockets plus a waterproof zippered pocket for valuables
Taped critical seams
Extra tall fleece-lined collar
360° reflective trim
Cold weather gear - good for rides down to -17°C
For the ultimate in cold weather protection, pair with the complimentary items in our Vertex Collection, such as Gloves, Shoe Covers and Vertex RT WX-D Bib Tights. The Vertex Tights are not only wind and waterproof, but have been specifically designed for extreme cold sleet and snow conditions, and windy temperatures between -17° - 4°C. They include a cozy, brushed fleece interior throughout, and Reflective Technology (RT) fabric panels for added safety in low-light conditions.
If you are new to cycling, please be aware that cycling apparel is intended to fit tighter than most other athletic clothing.