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Be prepared.

Let's face it, poor weather has a mind of its own. It might be stormy and raining in the morning, and warm and sunny in the afternoon. That's why we always recommend riding with a packable piece like the De March CL Vest during the shoulder seasons. After all, it's better to be prepared than freezing.

For the construction of the CL Vest, De Marchi went with a 6/6 micro rip-stop nylon. This fabric features a superfine construction that feels light against the skin. However, rip-stop is made with a reinforcing technique at the fiber level that makes it highly resistant to either tearing or ripping. If you're curious to this 'technique,' it involves the use of both thicker and thinner threads. Essentially, the thicker threads are interwoven in intervals in a crosshatch pattern. So, the fabric is given a three-dimensional structure. And given that the 6/6 ratio is still rather permeable, the nylon retains its natural moisture wicking and breathable characteristics.

In terms of fit, you'll find that, although this is a unisex design, the CL vest is rather conforming to the torso. This is due to De Marchi cutting the form on a contour, which, in turn, make the CL quite adaptable to both the position and movements of cycling. To secure this fit, the vest features a seamless elastic gripper along the rear hem.

It's also worth noting that the CL vest is made from in Italy from Italian-sourced materials. Additionally, this piece is Oekotex-certified -- a certifiable European textile standard.

The De Marchi CL Vest is available in the color Black and in six sizes from Small to XXX-Large.

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