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The triple-threat guy.
There are a lot of companies out there making cold-weather cycling gear. Sugoi has been going at it for 25 years now, and going strong. Sugoi’s focus is performance. It makes cycling, running and triathlon apparel that simply works better. The Firewall 260 Jacket is a perfect example of this philosophy at work. It isn’t about bright, flashy colors or fancy gimmicks. It just works better.
The real story here is Sugoi’s exclusive Firewall 260 fabric. Sugoi has come up with a real Jack-of-all-trades fabric for the chilly-weather aerobic-activity crowd. While it isn’t Sugoi’s heaviest stretch fabric, it stays dry and comfortable, even in really cold weather, when training intensity really cranks up. There are three tests for a cold weather aerobic shell: breathability, mobility, and moisture management. Firewall passes all three tests with flying colors. Sugoi’s SubZero DWR (Durable Water Repellant) shrugs off light precipitation but leaves Firewall extremely breathable. The four-way mechanical stretch won’t limit your range of motion, so you won’t feel any of the binding that plagues non-stretch shells. Firewall also wicks moisture away from your skin, so you stay dry without that clammy feeling that some shells suffer from.
Sugoi’s designers gave the Firewall 260 Jacket a slim fit. They call it ProFit. This slim fit maximizes the jacket’s ability to aid in regulating body temperature and managing moisture but, because of its high level of stretch, won’t hamper movement. The two zippered front hand pockets are trimmed with a reflective material that makes you more visible to drivers at night. The water-resistant reverse coil zipper also sports this highly visible reflective trim. The hem can be adjusted with dual shock cords, accessed by the front hand pockets to avoid snagging.
The Sugoi Firewall 260 Jacket is available in sizes S-XXL and in three colors: Olympian, Gunmetal, and Black.
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What would be warmer, the Sugoi RS Zero...
What would be warmer, the Sugoi RS Zero Jacket or the Firewall 260?
They both are made of the same material. The differences are in the details (pocket placement for example). From a warmth stand point, they should be comparable to one another.