As most cyclists are well aware, a wind vest is an essential item in your cool-weather arsenal, keeping you properly insulated during transitional months and breezy conditions. Designed to fulfill this niche, the Capo Men's Pursuit Compatto Wind Vest offers lightweight, stashable protection from open, wind-scoured landscapes and inclement weather.
This vest features a Compatto Membrane for extra warmth, wind-resistance, and protection from passing showers. V Mesh 360 located along the back panels ventilates your upper body and back, preventing you from soaking in perspiration and the inevitable cold, clammy feeling that follows. Other key features include bright yellow highlights throughout for boosted visibility, as well as a zippered back pocket for convenient storage of small items.
- Item #CAP003I
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
I have tried several lightweight wind vests, with varying success. I've felt too claustrophobic, or had them flap so incessantly that I'd take the cold over the flapping. The Pursuit Compatto seems to slot right in between and feels just right. Slim, without being a full "race" fit. Like many Italian brands, the sizing tends to run small, so I would recommend going up a size especially as this is an over-layer.
The highlight-yellow zipper and piping add a nice amount of visibility and style without going over the top.
Perhaps the best feature is the zippered rear pocket, too un-common in light weight vests and jackets. The material is transparent enough to properly fly your club colors and will let your race number show through to keep you out of trouble with the officials!
Great product, Capo comes through again!
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