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Ride the storm
Depending on where you live, wet and windy doesn't always equate to a drop on the thermometer. If your environment is more on the temperate side, and you refuse to be kept indoors by foul weather, the Hincapie Sportswear Tour LTX Women's Vest is for you. Combining an anatomic design with warming, weather-resistant materials, the Tour LTX Vest provides just the right amount of protection to keep you rolling through the storm.
To make the Tour LTX a versatile vest across various weather conditions, Hincapie had to strike a balance in the materials used for construction. So, drawing on experience, it used a sophisticated blend of Advanced LTX Wind Repel, RegulatorTek with ThermoCool, and TempoMesh. We understand that this sounds like a collection of gibberish, more in tune with an owner's manual than a vest, and granted, what's really important is what they do. For example, Advanced LTX bears the namesake of the vest for a reason. Using a four-way stretch polyester, Hincapie incorporated the fabric because of its ability to conform to the shape and movement of the body. It also doesn't hurt that help that the fabric is wind-resistant and has been given hydrophyllic and hydrophobic treatments, either. What does this mean? Well, the hydrophyllic treatment has been applied to the inner-lining of the vest to wick moisture away from the body, while the hydrophobic treatment repels water from the outside of vest.
On the issue of comfort, Hincapie has used a micro-sanded interior finish to ensure a soft-to-the-touch contact with the skin. Furthermore, the vest's ThermoCool yarn keeps a consistent internal temperature. The yarn adapts to your core temperature by both buffering and evaporating moisture. For ventilation, the TempoMesh inserts throughout the vest let hot air escape without letting in cold air. Additionally, this fabric has been strategically placed to provide stretch in heavy articulation areas.
For complete protection from the elements, Hincapie included a tall, weather-resistant collar as well as protective hems and arm openings. To secure and transport your valuables and ride essentials, the vest includes two rear cargo pockets and a zippered and welded chest pocket. Hincapie has also integrated reflective accents throughout the vest for a touch of added visibility in low-light conditions.
The Hincapie Sportswear Tour LTX Women's Vest is available in the colors Black and Topaz and in five sizes from X-Small to X-Large.