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At some point in the late autumn or early winter you're going to have to start bringing out the real winter-time riding kit. It's a time that many cyclists dread because of the bulk and constriction associated with the season and the necessary garb. The Capo Riserva Thermal Jacket is different in that it will keep you quite warm with a minimum of bulk.

The first line of defense against the elements of winter is the WindTex Flight Plus fabric on the front panels of the jacket. It has just the right mix between weight and suppleness. As light as it feels, you'll be astounded by how well it keeps the wind from penetrating to your undershirt. Make no mistake: this is a heavy-duty wind stopping fabric, but you won't have to worry about a build-up of sweat since the interior of the fabric is lined with Super Roubaix fabric that manages to be warm and stretchy yet still control any development of excess moisture -- all at the same time. The fabric works overtime to keep you well ventilated to prevent your own sweat from cooling you down. The Super Roubaix fabric wicks the moisture from your skin to facilitate the required breathability.

The sides of the jacket are made with the Capo Winter Micro Quattro fabric, which has a dual-layer brushed polyester that gives it just the right amount of heft to keep the cool weather elements from penetrating to your core. It also allows for the freedom of movement that we have all come to expect from Capo items. The Micro Quattro fabric offers the perfect balance between warmth and ventilation.

With its sleek race cut, you can pair this with your Riserva knickers during cold spring races or pull it on when your 'cross championships roll around. The design matches the rest of your Riserva lineup, but is also clean enough to suit just about anyone's taste and kit design. Three patch pockets in the back will help you carry any supplies you need, from wallets and mobile phones to keys and snacks. The full length zipper makes it simple to ventilate.

The Capo Riserva Thermal Jacket comes in Black with Blue accents and is available in sizes Small through XX-Large.

  • WindTex Malta and Super Roubaix fabrics provide insulation and wind resistance
  • Micro Quattro side panels provide stretch and temperature regulation
  • Three rear pockets offer tons of storage space

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Odd sizing

    Just received this jacked. I'm a fan of Capo and this jacket is nice looking and well made and nice looking jacket. I'm 5'10 and a little bit of an athletic build in my upper body. This jacket bunched up at my arm pits/too tight in the upper back, but the arms are long. Unfort going to have to return and wait for another great deal like this was (if it fit better).

    Awesome jacket

      Bought this jacket for cold weather riding to work and training. I am amazed at how warm this jacket is and how well it breaks the wind. I would say it's useful range is from around 30°F up to 45° F. Above that it would definitely be a bit warm. I tried it out on a 38° morning ride to work with only a short sleeve base t-shirt underneath. By the time I was 3/4 to work I was sweating and had to unzip a bit for some ventilation. It is a tighter fit, I'm 6 ft tall and a bit on the skinny side. Usually I go for a M but in this jacket, a L fit perfectly. I like the look of it a lot but beauty is in the eye of the beholder. At this price, I'd say it's a definite BUY!

      good, but tight armpits

        Good quality overall, looks good, but really designed for those with pencil arms- arm openings are too tight and small, even in the XL I got. I'm 5 11, 180 lbs muscular upper body. Would be great for a typical euro cycler build, just not me.

        Great looking functional riding jacket.

        • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        My first cool weather riding jacket and I really love this garment. Size runs a bit small. I'm 6'2" with athletic build. I ordered the XXL size and it fits perfectly. Normally I wear L or sometimes XL. Jacket is more of a dark, dark blue rather than straight black.

        Great cold weather jacket

          At 6' and 165 lbs, a large fits me perfectly. It does feel a little odd wearing it off the bike, but it's great while riding.

          I've worn it in 20-30°F with just a short-sleeve, wool base layer underneath and stayed nice and toasty. Wind?! The wind sees that blue stripe and stops dead. Or at least that's how it feels.

          My only complaint is that one time it warmed up a little(45°F!) on my way home and I was too lazy to stop, take it off, and put it in my bag. The result was a very hot and sweaty me after 10 miles of hills. This jacket cannot cure laziness. Yet.

          very small

            according to the sizing chart an XL should fit me, I'm usually around 44inch chest. this jacket is probably 2 sizes too small, i can barely get my arms in it and can't zip it up.

            very good looking jacket but sizing is way off.

            Too small for my build

              I'm 5'9" 178 with muscular chest, shoulders and back. Sized up to Large. Still too tight. Couldn't see going to extra large as the sleezes were already long for me in the large. Returned. Looked like an awesome jacket though. My impression when I saw/handled it firsthand is that it is definitely for COLD weather. For slimmer builds I'm sure this would be a great jacket. I wanted to keep it but it was just too snug for my build.

              Good on ya, Capo

                My wife snagged this in a small. 5"5', 125. Arms and body just a bit long. The thing is warm and the windtex is awesome. Made in Italy.

                The complaint is that it does not breathe well, so depending upon temps and how you're layered, you may think you're in a sauna. However, to balance that, when it's bloody cold, this jacket works magic.

                its important to not wear long sleeves under these Capo thermal jackets unless the temperature is 20 or under. i find the breatheability in the sleeves to be abysmal so its important to have as little there to trap moisture as possible. the ventilation on the chest is easily remedied by unzipping the jacket for a minute or two. From personal experience, wool is definitely the way to go as far as matching baselayers go, as wool manages to insulate well even when a bit sweaty.

                Efficient and Stylish

                  This is my first cold weather riding jacket, so I have no basis for comparison, but I am impressed with how effective it is in keeping me warm and dry not to mention it looks pretty damn cool!

                  Great jacket, it's 40 degree and I wear this plus one normal shirt layer and it's toasty and got sweat after 10 minutes riding, love the performance and as the review above it's dark dark blue instead of black but doesn't look bad when wearing with black shorts/bibs. I'm 5' 11, 175 lbs with 40" chest width and I wear XL which fits well and has enough room to add another layer inside.

                  Love it!

                    I am 5'8" 150 and the M fits me very well with only one minor problem is the neck a bit tighter than my other jackets. They use hi quality materials and the WindTex is amazing! Feel pretty warm riding in the 30's and never feel hot after the body warms up either. Just love it! And looks cool too.

                    Looks cool too!