Entering its third year of creating cycling apparel, POC took the logical next step of introducing a new line aimed at long term, recreational riding comfort after its successes with the race focused Raceday and safety conscious AVIP lines. Proving that calculated, careful design begets functional, durable pieces, the Fondo line is a versatile addition to POC's steadily growing collection, and each color variant represents a well known Fondo around the world, including Napa, Cuba, New York, and Rio. For the days when your riding group does its annual all day ride to a favorite scenic area or for solo weekend jaunts exploring new routes, the Fondo Light Jersey makes a comfortable, reliable companion. As its name makes clear, the Fondo Light is an airier, lighter version of the Fondo Classic jersey, ideal for warmer days or climb intensive rides where breathability makes a difference. POC uses a polyester fabric to construct the jersey, adding even airier mesh panels under the arms to enhance ventilation and a full length zipper that you can open up for more airflow on especially hot days. Careful attention was paid to the collar's smooth, flexible shape as well as the soft arm cuffs, which don't use any silicone or elastic grippers to stay in place. POC does add a well placed elastic band around the back of the waist hem, but switches to a cleanly glued hem along the front of the waist that promises to stay dutifully in place as you move around in the saddle. Three rear pockets give you space to store, and easily access, hours of ride nutrition, while the overall fit remains tailored, but more forgiving of a mid race cafe stop than Raceday or AVIP.