Sportful Fiandre Ultimate 2 WS Jacket - Men's
Fiandre Ultimate 2 WS Jacket
If you're seeking a jacket to get you through wet and windy winter rides, the Fiandre Ultimate 2 WS Jacket from Sportful is where it's at. It's rare to find a jacket that possesses such an excellent balance between efficient breathability and wet-weather protection.
Using next-generation Gore Windstopper 4 Way Light fabric, the jacket is extremely lightweight and its advanced construction makes it extremely waterproof. Sportful treats the entire jacket with DWR ensuring that rain won't hamper your ride. Furthermore, taped seams are used in strategic areas to keep water at bay.
The material offers optimal stretch enabling a full range of movement while in the saddle and cut ergonomically for maximum protection while in the riding position. Slim wrist cuffs form an excellent gasket against water intrusion when used with gloves and a lay flat elastic waist keeps the jacket in place and prevents bunching and riding up.
Three rear pockets allow plenty of room to haul snacks and extra apparel while the internal flap behind the zipper and anatomical collar keeps the wind chill for reaching your core.
Sportful rates this jacket to be optimal between a 32 and 68-degree Fahrenheit range which is pretty wide and we'd say that the drier it is the lower temp you can go and vice versa. Finally, a heat transfer reflective band adds visibility in the low light conditions you are likely to face while wearing this jacket.
- A cycling jacket for training in wet or dry conditions
- Gore Windstopper membrane breathes and blocks the weather
- Water-resistant thermal inserts boost breathability
- Protection is tailored to protect more vulnerable areas
- Road spray from the front is blocked by waterproof zippers
- Lie-flat elastic maintains race-appropriate fit in front
- 3 rear pockets for stowing cold-weather accessories
- Item #STF007I
- Q & A
Perfect Thermal Jacket
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: XL
- Height: 5'10"
- Weight: 160lbs
I’m pretty blown away by the effectiveness of this jacket. Removing it from the package, my first thought was that it was little more than a rain shell, but on on the road it proved otherwise. For as thin and light as it is, Sportful has nailed what I consider to be a perfect thermal jacket. In 50F, on top of a midweight merino wool baselayer and a Castelli Puro jersey, I was toasty warm riding along a windy trail in Feb. I can easily see wearing this down into the mid-30s and 40s.
I was particularly surprised that the Gore Windstopper actually works on this jacket, as I’d tried it with jackets in other brands (ChampionSys and Castelli), but it just did not do as the name promised, stop wind from getting through. It definitely upholds its namesake with this jacket. I'm sure the taped seams play a part in its effectiveness as well.