When it comes to winter cycling, we all understand that staying warm is the ultimate goal. Ten minutes spent cycling in wet or blustery winter conditions will also convince you that this is impossible if water or wind are allowed to compromise your microclimate. Because of these inconvenient truths, Colnago's Winter Deluxe Jacket is designed to not only insulate, but also manage internal and external moisture while preventing the cold from gaining a foothold on the back of a chilly breeze. The Winter Deluxe incorporates two different fabrics toward this aim, placing each strategically to maximize protection from the elements and without sacrificing breathability. The first, ThermaShield TiX, is a stretch membrane placed on the front panel, shoulders, and the outside and forward face of the arms. With windproof and water-resistant properties, ThermaShield TiX is meant to lead into the elements and keep them out of your microclimate. The back of the jacket is Thermo Roubaix HT, a material that insulates with a Merino-like hollow core construction. It's also breathable and stretchy, so it prevents the accumulation of clammy moisture on your skin and provides a comfortable fit throughout your long, winter training rides. The sleeves are pre-shaped with raglan shoulders, so you'll enjoy uninhibited motion whether you're stretching out to the hoods or reaching into your pocket for a (probably frozen) gel. The three rear pockets provide enough space for multiple snack options and include an additional zippered pocket for media devices or personal effects. The jacket is finished with reflective elements in the front and rear to help keep you visible in the low-light conditions that typically warrant this level of protection.