Not all cyclists are into the neon billboard look of a lot of wind jackets, and De Marchi with an inveterate focus on traditional styling in cycling wear remains one of the only manufacturers producing items like the Stowaway Zip Jacket. Made from wind resistant nylon, the Stowaway Zip does two things well: afford the ideal layer of protection for cycling excursions made either side of daylight and remain unobtrusive. We definitely appreciate the former quality, but we also already have a lot of kit that does that. What sets this jacket apart is its unobtrusiveness. When you're wearing it, its somber, classic aesthetics match well with jeans, chinos, or anything else without clashing. They also complement a slightly overcast day at dusk. When you're through with the jacket, it compacts down to fit inside of its own pocket for easy storage.