Sportful recognizes that tailoring your outfit to the conditions of any given day of cold weather riding can be an exercise in managing minutia. Even two degrees Fahrenheit in either direction might mean a totally different top, or it might make the difference between knee warmers and tights. The manufacturer now offers the Protest Softshell Jacket to give us the flexibility to dress for anything that the fall, winter, and spring might throw our way. The Protest's front consists of panels of Softshell fabric strategically distributed to fend off the elements. Softshell is wind and water resistant, breathable, and presents a soft, fleece lining to your skin. It also grants just a touch of stretch to allow for comfortable movement. The jacket's leeward side is TDTXP, an insulating and wicking fabric that omits Lycra, which makes it more durable but less flexible. Sportful arranges this material to capitalize on its protection and comfort without feeling restrictive. The jacket isn't equipped to handle winter's worst on its own, but it is cut to facilitate layering. You have the flexibility of wearing it alone into the low 50s or high 40s, depending on how you like your body temperature, or adding one or even two thermal layers underneath to ride well into the 30s. The more accommodating cut and classic styling means this jacket also rides well on singletrack. The construction is rounded out with a zippered chest pocket, two zippered rear pockets, and a collar that's high enough to cover most cyclists' necks. Reflective piping on the rear pockets helps keep you visible in low light conditions. The Sportful Protest Softshell Jacket Men's is available in seven sizes ranging from X Small to XXX Large in the colors Black, Blackwhite, and Blackyellow fluo.