Sportful Pordoi WS Jacket
Sportful Pordoi WS Jacket
Clean, classic construction with Windstopper(R) protection exactly where it's needed most make this, the Sportful Pordoi Windstopper jacket, a reliable winter garment for all types of weather. Top Features of the Sportful Pordoi WS Jacket Gore(R) Windstopper(R) 4 Way Mid combined with Gore(R) Windstopper(R) Light TX Thermo Drytex Plus rear and sleeve inserts for increased breathability YKK(R) Vislon(R) front zip Bonded clean-finish cuffs Reflective accents Ergo collar construction 2 side zip pockets 3 external rear pockets Elastic hem Weight: 370 grams Fit: Regular Suggested Temperature range: 5 degrees C to +15 degrees C Regular Windproof: Yes High Visibility: No Road: Yes Windstopper Protection - Classic Styling With a great fit, strategically placed Windstopper(R) protection, warm, highly breathable stretch inserts, and elegant styling this will soon become your cold-weather favourite Jacket. The WINDSTOPPER(R) Light TX and 4 Way Mid fabrics combine to offer the perfect protection from cold. Three rear pockets plus two side zip pockets gives you plenty of scope to load up for those longer winter miles as you build fitness towards spring and summer.GORE(R) WINDSTOPPER(R) Light TX Fabric This structured 4-way stretch GORE(R) WINDSTOPPER(R) fabric is extremely lightweight and offers a stretchy, breathable outer shell to keep the wind from entering the garment. The internal texture offers light insulation and improves moisture wicking. As the fabric is also waterproof, the garments offer ideal protection for intense aerobic activities in cool weather.GORE(R) WINDSTOPPER(R) 4 Way Mid Fabric Sometimes Sportful's full thermal 4 Way Warm is just too warm. This fabric's lightly brushed inner face is soft, has just enough loft to keep you warm, and is great at moving moisture away from the body. It is about 25% lighter in weight than the GORE(R) WINDSTOPPER(R) 4 Way Warm but still provides 100% wind protection with a water-repellent external face.THERMODRYTEX PLUS warmth Maximum stretch and a thick warm fleece inner layer make this fabric ideal for uses where warmth and flexibility are key. Sportful developed it to feel dry on your skin even in conditions with high levels of perspiration, making it ideal for headwear, insulation layers and backs of jackets. 84% Nylon and 16% Lycra keep the fabric soft and stretchy. The water repellent silicone finish provides some water repellency.
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Sportful began life in 1972 in Asolo Italy, when Giordano Cremonese took advantage of his family's background in textiles and began making his own ski wear. The garments were based upon his own designs, and were labelled with the Sportful logo; they quickly gained attention from fellow skiers, and consequently in 1973 the company began trading. Having developed a reputation for creating performance skiwear, in 1985 Sportful moved into the cycling sector, initially sponsoring the Ceramiche Ariostea, Maglificio Bianchi and Mapei trade teams, and later the Italian National team, to great success. To this day Sportful still produce high end road cycling clothing, which is highly regarded by professionals and keen amateurs alike. For more information on Sportful, please visit their history page, or view additional information on ProBikeKit's resource on the company.
I originally found this deal at Wiggle, who are widely established as one of the biggest cycle retailers in the UK. The first incarnation of this giant was as a small bike shop based in Portsmouth, named Butler Cycles. A few years later this evolved into Bikes @ Butlers to highlight their intentions to move the business online with the .com boom and subsequent rise in online sales. At the end of May in 1999 Wiggle.co.uk was launched by Mitch Dall and Harvey Jones. A rapid growth resulted in a need to move premises, and so in 2002 it relocated to Jackson Close, Portsmouth. This strong growth continued, and Wiggle has relocated twice since, the first being to Lakeside 1000, and then leaving Pompey altogether for a huge warehouse located centrally in Wolverhampton. Similarly to CRC, Wiggle stock many own brands, such as dhb, Eastway, Lifeline and Verenti, as well as bike, components and clothing from all of the leading manufacturers. Despite it's origins as a bike shop, Wiggle continue to stock equipment and apparel for not just road cycling and mountain biking, with extensive product lines for other disciplines such as triathlon kit, children's and commuters products and also running clothing and accessories. Prompt in delivery, and offering efficient returns and competitive pricing, Wiggle remain a firm favourite amongst serious and recreational cyclists alike, not least because of the customary bags of Haribo they include free with orders to keep their customers sweet!