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Serious about cold-weather performance.
Intense aerobic activity during the winter presents a unique set of problems for athletic clothing companies. Wind, rain, snow, and cold are attacking from outside while the body is producing heat and water vapor form within. The body is stuck trying to regulate its temperature from within while all this is going on. The trick is to let the moisture out while keeping the heat in while preventing moisture or cold from penetrating. Sugoi thinks it has the answer with the RS Zero Jacket.
The big 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 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. Strategically placed FinoMesh 2.0 panels add even more breathability and allow air to flow through the jacket to eliminate clamminess and help your body regulate temperature. 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 and comfortable, even on the climb.
Sugoi’s designers gave the RS Zero 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 angled back pockets are trimmed with a reflective material that makes you more visible to drivers at night. The microfleece-lined collar even sports a center front flap to reduce irritation with a magnet for easy access. Sugoi also included a center back zip pocket to take care of your keys and wallet. Signature gripper elastic across the back hem keeps the jacket from riding up your back while you pedal.
The Sugoi RS Zero Jacket is available in sizes S-XXL and in three colors: White with Gunmetal trim, Gunmetal, and Black with Gunmetal trim.