Fit is everything.
Contrary to common ideologies, the strong don't always survive—sometimes fortune favors the well-prepared. And if you're donning the Giordana Fusion Men's Winter Jacket when the temperature falls, this will be you. Combining a legendary, anatomic cut with a well-planned, deliberate fabric selection, the Fusion jacket will keep you riding comfortably through the drudgery of winter.
Giordana constructs the Fusion jacket from the multi-layer Corsa fabric. Comprising three layers, Corsa starts with a wind-resistant WindTex membrane. As its name suggests, WindTex resists wind, and the face fabric is hit with a DWR treatment to help keep the rain at bay, too. The combination blocks seepage and wind-chill, keeping the skin dry and protected without obstructing the transfer of vapor and sweat.
Against the skin, Corsa features a soft, brushed material to both insulate and wick away moisture. It works hand-in-hand with the cut in order to trap body warmth above the skin. It also draws perspiration out to the surface of the jacket in order to maintain a consistent internal temperature. Altogether, the material provides complete protection from the wind, water, and cold.
And while the fabrics of the Fusion jacket are superb, the fit is what makes it Giordana. As Giordana puts it, the Fusion is simple without being basic. To make certain that you have a full freedom of movement in or out of the saddle, the Fusion uses a multi-panel, cycling specific construction. Further aiding the cut are the addition of stretch panels along the ribs. Not only providing a malleable shape to the jacket, the stretch panels are also highly breathable and contribute to the jacket's thermo-regulation. The rear hem of the Fusion has also been elongated to ensure protection from wheel-spray or rainfall when your're stretched over the hoods.
To keep everything in place, the Fusion jacket has an elastic gripper along the waist. Giordana also included a full-length zipper that's been backed by a wind-resistant flap. Other accoutrement include three rear pockets and reflective elements throughout the jacket for extra visibility in low-light conditions.
- A winter jacket for cyclists who brave the elements
- 3-layer membrane for wind and water protection
- Brushed inner lining creates light insulation
- Cycling-specific fit supplemented with stretch inserts
- Zipper backed with draft flap
- Three rear pockets for ride essentials
- Reflective details for enhanced visibility in low-light conditions
- Item #GIO0369
- Q & A
Comfortable, excellent fit
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
I bought it for the Florida "winter" (yes, I know) which means temperatures from upper 40's to high 50's at mornings. No more extra layers for me, this jacket makes my morning commute more enjoyable. Too warm for afternoon rides is temps are around 65F or above. Back pockets are what you expect, spacious and keep my stuff secure. I'm 5-8, 155lbs and medium fit perfectly, not tight, not loose.
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: XL
Bought this jersey to use as a winter jacket, works great with compression, base layer, or short sleeve jersey under. Warm, temp range from 40 to 60 degrees. Good wind block. I wear L in most, always get one size over on Giordana items so XL fits great.