AV Extreme Lyte Jacket
When racing or doing some high-output training in wet conditions, you can count on Giordana's AV Extreme Lyte Jacket to keep you dry and comfortable. By utilizing the same fabrics and construction techniques as its much-lauded AV Extreme jacket, the Lyte version takes on a slightly more minimal approach that helps reduce the bulk and prevents you from overheating when conditions don't quite warrant the full-on Extreme.
This particular jacket achieves Lyte status by constructing the back panel of its Blizzard material, therefore, offering better breathability and ventilation. It's fortified with an environmentally friendly DWR AcquaZero treatment and its woven to improve its anti-abrasion properties and provides a near-rip proof surface. Like the Extreme its innermost layer consists of Polartec Alpha 60 fill for cozy warmth and heat retention while the interior layer of 100% polyester mesh, provides air circulation and breathability.
Up front, a wind-resistant zipper keeps chilly blasts from invading your comfort zone while the microfiber, fleece collar further adds protection and is cut to fit while in the riding position. This rider-centric fit extends to the straight cut sleeve cuffs designed to interact with winter gloves.
On the rear, its 3 gusseted pockets haul the gear needed during unpredictable conditions and contain drainage holes that keep them from filling up during a deluge while the pocket lip keeps items inside secure over rough roads. A fourth zippered side pocket adds additional security for the storage of essentials. Finally, a Pixel reflective panel at the tail and rear piping increases visibility in low light conditions.
- A cycling jacket for wet but not as cold winter conditions
- AcquaZero treatment shields against the elements
- Polartec Alpha 60 insulation offers cozy warmth
- Race cut layers well or serves as a stand-alone top
- Extended rear hem and ergonomic collar
- Giordana designs and constructs clothing in its own Italian facility
- Item #GIO00C2
What do you think about this product?
October 16, 2019
So you wanna ride in the cold?
Height: 5’9” Weight: 175 lbs Size: M Fit: Runs large This jacket is awesome. When I first picked it up I was surprised at how light it was. The material doesn’t feel heavy at all. There are multiple layers build into this jacket to help with insulation and still allow for breathability. For a jacket made for the cold, it is nice that Giordana still also included the three back pockets for gear storage. The jacket also had a convenient 4th pocket that zips up to store cellphones, keys etc. Giordana did a great job with some of the smaller details like reflective strips and paneling around the pocket areas. Although the jacket is orange on the inside, it’s not something you see when you put it on. I will say that the jacket runs a little bit on the large side. I had my 6’2” friend try it on and it fit him perfectly. If I were layering it with another jacket, it might fit better. That being said, the fit was very close for me and almost exactly what I was hoping for. The jacket is very comfortable, even when zipped up all the way. Almost immediately after putting it on, you’ll notice how warm it really is. More edits to follow...