The springtime weather in northern Europe can be fickle, to say the least, and it tends to punish those who don‘t come prepared. Even in relatively warm conditions, rain and wind can create a wall of weather every bit as intimidating as the constitution-shattering bergs and muurs of Flanders. It‘s no accident that Sportful‘s Fiandre Light Wind Jersey with Long Sleeves is named after that region, because its unique features make it a highly breathable, lightweight barrier against wind and rain ideal for spring or fall cycling in unpredictable conditions.
The core of this jersey‘s build is Gore-Tex‘s Windstopper 4 Way Light fabric, which is both water-resistant and literally windproof but without the unnecessary insulation that will make you overheat in conditions any less extreme than the dead of winter. The phrase ""literally windproof"" is no marketing hyperbole, as wind-resistance can be quantified with a rating called CFM. CFM stands for Cubic Feet per Minute, and it‘s used to measure the volume of air that passes through a fabric in one minute. In order to be considered truly ""windproof,"" a fabric must register a CFM of equal to or less than 1.0, and anything bearing Gore-Tex‘s Windstopper label either meets or exceeds this rating, so the Fiandre Light Wind Jersey‘s front panel is truly windproof.
The jersey‘s back is made of No-Rain Thermal material, which is a wicking fleece layer treated with Sportful‘s own nanotech water repellent finish. It protects against water and insulates while still allowing for breathability and ventilating excess body heat. The combination of the two main fabrics is designed to keep you dry and comfortable whether you‘re mashing through intervals, hammering in a ‘cross race, or just spinning in the cool fall weather.
The high collar, zipper wind flap, and exaggerated rear hem provide additional protection from the elements, while the reflective piping on the three rear pockets helps to keep you visible to motorists in low-light situations.
The Sportful Fiandre Light Wind Jersey - Long Sleeve - Men‘s is available in seven sizes ranging from X-Small to XXX-Large in the colors Black/red, Cyan/black, and Yellow Fluo/black.