If the point of your ride is to unzip your see through aerodynamic race jersey far enough to show off that single use, 200 base layer, then Shimano's Touring Jersey isn't for you. But if you're the kind of cyclist who wants all the cooling and wicking effects of performance kit without the painted on fit and egregious price tag, then you're in the right place. The truth is, we don't all need the kit circulating in the peloton sometimes we just want to ride without worrying about branding and flash. The Touring Jersey serves one purpose: keeping you comfortable on days leaning toward the hot end of the spectrum. Toward this end, Shimano built it with the same Heat Ventilation System featured in the Japanese manufacturer's more expensive jerseys. Shimano suggests that the system actively draws in the already turbulent air passing over your shoulders, helmet, and back in order to keep cool air flowing through the jersey. The jersey also includes a healthy dose of more basic features, including a dock and a wipe for your eyewear, a single, extravagantly large rear pocket, and a quarter length zipper to support the Heat Ventilation System's cooling powers when the going gets hot. Reflective elements appear as a final finishing touch that helps keep you visible in low light conditions.