Zip into max protection in this lightweight, form-fitting, cold-weather jacket by Santini. The Defend Jacket is layered with Windstopper that gives you warmth and wind protection. Couple this with wide elastic hems and cuffs, full zip, and a giant rear zipper pocket, you've got all the bases covered in a classic Italian style.
High collar gives added weather protection and warmth
Full zipper adds vent control
Large rear zip pocket stores plenty of food, media, and tools
Wide elastic cuffs and hem keep wind out and ensure good fit
It is a european cut but that just means it is a pro-fit. If you are new to cycling you will be surprised by the sizing. I am 6' 205lbs and I got an XXL and I probably could have gotten and XL but it works great. Have worn it down to mid 20's with a light baselayer and jersey and was great. Breathes pretty well. Quality jacket and I am sure it will last awhile.
The description implied some sort of crash protection. I'm guessing the same amount as a mid weight cotton sweatshirt.
Looks Good, XL is about right for a snug american large.
Was this a gift?:
Merchant response: Hi Soggy, We re-wrote the copy. There are sections of this jacket that are slightly stiffer so they hold up better in a crash. The protection is for the jacket - not the rider. Sorry 'bout that. Bike Nashbar