Giro's Wind Jacket and Wind Vest wear a strikingly similar composition. The jacket is, obviously, for those days when a vest isn't quite enough coverage for elements.
This lightweight jacket was made using a durable ripstop nylon, which effectively blocks the wind and light rain from reaching your core. Clean shoulder vents were strategically placed along the back, serving to evacuate warm air and moisture buildup from within. The result is a superlight outer layer that keeps your torso shielded from the weather.
When things heat up, simply unzip and stash it in a jersey pocket—the lightweight design packs down nicely. Finishing off the jacket are reflective accents throughout, a light elastic treatment at the hem, and an offset zipper leading up to the tall collar.
The Giro Wind Jacket - Men's is available in sizes Small to XX-Large and in the colors Glowing Red, Jet Black, and Pewter.
- Item #GIR001E
- Q & A
Packable, light, and well made
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This jacket is great for fighting the morning chill, or as a wind layer. The material is very light, and vents well off the back. I can pack this down smaller than a my fist, and I have small hands. There are no pockets, but the elastic band on the bottom make it easy to stretch and lift up to access jersey pockets. This will get you home or to shelter if you get caught in a storm, but if you're looking for something to keep you dry in a downpour, check out the stuff from Showers Pass. I have this tucked in my hydration pack most of the summer, and can easily fit it in jersey pocket along with a tube and C02. Size is true to fit, I get a small like everything I normally wear.
how does this jacket differ from the older 3-in-1 jacket?