There are three items every cyclist needs when the weather turns cold. The first is a pair of knit gloves. The second is a mid weight, windproof top like the Velocio Mid 2. 0 Jacket. The third is a hot cup of coffee ''' otherwise, the thought of getting out of bed and confronting a chilly workout may be too much. As with all cycling kit, fabric is key. Velocio's use of a windproof panel for the jacket's front and the softly insulating Super Roubaix for the sides and back indicate that the Italian manufacturer knows this very well. Since your chest leads into the wind, that's where you typically take the most chill. No wind equals less chill, so the Super Roubaix sides and rear have an easier job keeping you warm. The Mid 2. 0 fits the way you want a racing jacket to fit: tailored enough that it doesn't flap in the wind but slightly looser than a jersey, so it allows for a bit of layering as the conditions demand. With a solid thermal base layer, the Mid 2. 0 rides comfortably into the 30s. The carefully layering cyclist can make this her go to from fall through winter and into early spring. The tall collar provides extra coverage at the top of the full length zipper, which has an internal flap to protect against the elements and a garage to protect against chafing. The rear boasts four pockets, one of which is waterproof and zips shut, so you can keep your valuables safe and dry even if your spare tube gets wet. A line of silicone grip below the pockets keeps the jacket in place to maintain coverage. Reflective elements help keep you visible in low light conditions.